With the changing of the seasons in September comes the perfect birthstone, sapphire. Sapphires have been valued since ancient times for the association with the sky and heavens. Sapphires are most commonly thought of as being a sparkling medium to dark blue, but actually come in any color seen in the sky. Most popular are the deep blues, which, when set off by diamonds, just glow. Sapphires have a traditional association with with truth, honesty and faithfulness, and this tradition makes them perfect for engagement or friendship rings to be given to a valued companion.
The colors of sapphires easily set off any clothing choice or jewelry design. Their deep colors allow them to set off both gold or silver jewelry to great effect. The medium blues to the deep almost black appearing blues blend easily with many colors. Blues are associated with joy and happiness. This makes sapphire rings perfect for a gift to celebrate a unique life event, such as a graduation. In nature, the color blue just stands out, whether seen in flowers, fruits or animals. Blues are also associated with many major religions, including Christianity, Judaism and Hinduism. Heaven is often associated with being in the sky; sapphires embrace all the colors of the sky. This makes sapphire rings perfect for a gift to celebrate and remember major religious ceremonies.
Sapphires are found in several places throughout the world. The most valued ones come from the Kasimir district of India in the Himalayan mountains where they are mined. Besides India, sapphires are also found in the United States and Thailand.
Sapphires are a very durable gem. They can stand up to years of wearing, and are able to be cleaned using sonic cleaners for easy care. Sapphires will maintain the glowing presentation that attracted you to purchase your ring for years to come. For a ring to last you through the years, sapphires are difficult to surpass. These rings will absolutely maintain their initial brilliance and color throughout the years.
As you can see, there are many reasons to make a sapphire ring your next ring purchase. You will be joining many others through the years who have fallen in love with this versatile gemstone.