Sapphires For September

By: Kelly York

September’s birthstone is sapphire. It’s hard to go wrong with this beautiful, sparkly blue stone. This week we’ll share some fun sapphire trivia facts with you. Learn more about this popular and durable gem. And please shop Ben David for your sapphire needs. We have the most beautiful sapphire jewelry that you’ll find anywhere. Sapphire fun facts: While the traditional sapphire is a vibrant blue, they also occur in white, pink, yellow and even black. In fact, we offer an adorable watermelon charm featuring diamonds and pink sapphires, with 14 carat rose rhodium plating over white gold. Sapphires are often heat treated to enhance their color. Sapphire is a form of corundum, a mineral which is second only to diamonds in hardness. This means sapphires are a better bet for rings than softer stones. Of course, you still want to be careful of that little sparkler! Take your rings off while showering or during sporting events. At 423 carats, the Logan Sapphire, mined in Sri Lanka, is as big as a chicken egg. “Meditating on this stone brings the soul to contemplate the heavens,” according to the precious stone expert consulted by France’s ruler Louis France XI. Ben David brings heaven and sapphires together with a selection of cross pendants featuring the blue stone. Wear your faith close to your heart with this beautiful pendant.

The padparadscha is the only color of sapphire to get its own name. This refers to a very rare orange/pink sapphire. Its name comes from the Sanskrit “padma raga,” or “lotus color.” The world’s biggest sapphire deposits are found in Australia, Southeast Asia and Sri Lanka. Sapphires may ease psychic suffering and help people learn to open themselves up emotionally. Sapphires are said to help eye problems. These 14 carat rose gold-plated earrings from Ben David are downright glamorous. Reminiscent of the Jazz Age, they boast diamonds and genuine pink sapphires.

Certain very rare sapphires are black. The famous Black Star of Queensland was just such a black sapphire, weighing in at 733 carats. It was discovered in the 1930s.