They are mainly formed in crystalline limestone and other rocks that are crystalline while the gem varieties can be found in river gravel deposits. Medium-deep cornflower blue is the most valued shade of blue and when a sapphire stone comes with that, its price usually goes up. Sapphires occur in a variety of colors and tints, they include;

  • Violet
  • Brown
  • Green
  • Yellow
  • Gray
  • Pale pink
  • Orange

A lot of myths usually surround this September birthstone. For starters, it was believed that the wearer would be protected from poisoning and envy since it had special protective powers. Sapphire stones were also used as protection from snakes since it was believed that when placed in a jar containing the stone, they would immediately die. In addition to that, it was also believed that the sapphire stone had the ability to heal the following;

  • Mental illness
  • Blindness
  • Rheumatism
  • Colic

Australia is the biggest source of sapphires world-wide and this is especially in Queensland and New South Wales. At Simmons Fine Jewelry we carry a beautiful selection of Sapphires. Whether, it is for a birthday, anniversary or for a just because I love you celebration, we guarantee we have something for you.