BIRTHSTONE OF THE MONTH
Gem Gallerie Reveals the Mystery and Beauty of Sapphire
What does the “Star of India”, J.P. Morgan and “Murph the Surf” have in common?
First, the strikingly deep blue hue of a Sapphire was so reminiscent of a clear blue sky that the ancients pronounced it was the reflection of an enormous Sapphire upon which the Earth rested.
Is it any wonder that blue remains the favorite color of 6 out of 10 people today?
Speaking of blue, the “Star of India” is a world famous Star Sapphire donated to a museum by financier J.P. Morgan.
Known as the “Blue Sister of Rubies”, Sapphire is second in hardness only to diamond. You can take Sapphire anywhere, anytime, since natural or artificial light compliments Sapphire’s brilliant hues.
Diversity is Sapphire’s middle name. Although especially popular in deep blue, fancy colored Sapphires are magnificent in pink, green, orange, and golden yellow.
Sapphire tends to be more “eye-clean” than rubies yet extremely fine silk, or “impurities”, in Sapphire can significantly enhance value.
Many “silky shine” gem quality Sapphires originate from India, Burma and Sri Lanka.
September not your birth month?
Sapphire has long symbolized truth, sincerity, and faithfulness which earned this gorgeous gemstone symbolic status for the 5th and 45th wedding anniversary.
Clearly, Sapphire’s durability and beauty make it a perfect alternative for an engagement ring. The late Princess Diana agreed when Prince Charles followed suit.
Sapphire has been the gemstone of choice for Kings and High Priests. To this day the British Crown Jewels are full of large blue Sapphires.
Best of all, September may be our Proprietor’s birthday but YOU get the gift…a true “steal of a deal” on a spectacularly stunning Sapphire.
You see, “Murph the Surf” was an infamous burglar that stole the Star of India.
Legend has it that Sapphire will not shine when worn by the wicked or impure. Luckily, the Star of India was recovered within months.
That was double trouble for poor Murph…great news for you.
Get your piece of Sapphire history now, at the Gem Gallerie!
Why delay another day?
Look for Gem Gallerie’s next “Birth Stone of the Month” column were you’ll discover the alluring nature of October’s birthstone…the Opal!
Be sure to visit www.gemgallerie.com now and browse our online jewelry store.
Going to be out and about the Sherwood Park area?
BONUS: Visit the Gem Gallerie, Sherwood Park’s most established jewelry store, and we’ll help ensure the security of your current gemstone with a complimentary inspection.
Gem Gallerie Goldsmiths
Author, Perfectly Clear, Buying Diamonds for Pleasure and Profit
Endorsed by Ernie Blom, President, World Federation of Diamond Bourses
P.S. We’ve recently moved to a brand new fun store in the Broadmoor Heritage Plaza! Come by and pick up a free gift on us!
Gem Gallerie Goldsmiths
#370, 800 Broadmoor Blvd
Sherwood Park, Alberta