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September is one of our all-time favorite months. September is a month of change – from summer into fall – and balance – with the autumnal equinox on the 22nd. However, this year has proven that September must also be a month of strength.
Six months ago, COVID-19 hit and the world felt like it flipped upside down. Like many others, we were shutdown. It felt unreal – like a weird, bad dream. During this time, we have learned the power of resilience and love. We find it fitting that on the half-year anniversary (what a sad word to use for this occassion...) of the lockdowns, the birthstone is the sapphire. We are hoping to channel the great durability of this stone to get through these difficult times. Whether you are a parent who must now balance at-home learning, a front-line worker fighting to keep us safe, someone getting newly aquainted with working from home, or someone missing the special people in your life, we feel for you. We are sending you love and warm thoughts.
The deepest blue sapphires led to the belief of the Ancient Persians that the world sat on a giant sapphire and the color of the sky was merely a reflection of this gem. Since the California fires started in August, we have missed seeing the clear color of the sky. We look forward to the day where the skies are clear and blue again.
Sapphire was used to protect against envy and mental illness, and was said to strengthen eyesight. Given as a gift, sapphire represents sincerity and faithfulness, loyalty and friendship.
Sapphires are another good choice for bridal wear, as they’re almost as durable as Diamonds (9 on the Mohs scale), and not only that, they occur in nearly every color of the rainbow.
We truly have always loved working with sapphires and firmly believe they are the perfect stone for any piece of jewelry, from earrings to engagement rings, they have us under their spell.
Browse our colletion of sapphire jewelry here, or set up an appointment with us to see our wider selection of sapphire jewelry at our store on 5496 College Avenue in Oakland, California.
Pavé Fine Jewelry