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Top 10 Interesting Facts About September Sapphire Birthstones

Top 10 Interesting Facts About September Sapphire Birthstones

Top 10 Interesting Facts About September Sapphire Birthstones

September is here and we’ve laid out 10 fun facts about this month’s sapphire birthstone!


Fact 1


The most popular sapphires are those rich in blue tones. The Greek term for sapphire, sappheiros, was likely used to refer to lapis lazuli, a deep blue metamorphic rock used as a semi-precious stone.


Fact 2


Sapphires come in all varieties of colors including pink, yellow, orange, peach, and violet. These are known as “fancies.” The only color sapphires cannot be are red, these are known as rubies.


Fact 3


Padparadscha is the rarest color of natural sapphire and is recognized for its color reminiscent of a sunset. The name translates to “lotus flower” in Sanskrit. Growing a padparadscha sapphire crystal takes about six months resulting in a beautiful range of red, orange and pink hues.

vintage style rose gold oval blue sapphire ring

Fact 4


Sapphires get their colors from different trace elements from the mineral corundum. Blue sapphires contain iron and titanium while trace elements of chromium result in pink sapphires.


Fact 5


Sapphires are one of the most durable gemstones in the world and measure a 9 on the Mohs scale of hardness. Only a diamond can scratch this gemstone. It is not only a great alternative to lab-grown diamonds in fine jewelry, but it is also used in industrial technologies.


Fact 6


In Ancient Times, sapphires represented loyalty, trust, honesty, and purity. They were also believed to protect those close to you from harm. Today, sapphires are also associated with blessings, divine knowledge, sincerity, and faithfulness.


Fact 7


Sapphire is a traditional gift for 5th and 45th wedding anniversaries.

blue sapphire engagement ring

Fact 8


In 1981, sapphires became a royal symbol of love when Britain’s Prince Charles gave Lady Diana a 12-carat sapphire ring. In 2010, Prince William gave the same ring to Catherine Middleton.


Fact 9


MiaDonna lab-grown sapphires are grown using the most scientifically advanced processes, creating beautiful, precision-cut gemstones. They are physically, optically and chemically identical to natural sapphire equivalents.


Fact 10


MiaDonna exclusively sells Chatham sapphires because of their exceptional beauty and quality. They are conflict-free, superior to any alternative on the market and are priced at only $395 per carat - approximately 3% the cost of a mined counterpart.


Learn more about lab grown sapphires and browse our inventory of gemstones.


MiaDonna Team

MiaDonna is the world’s first retailer exclusively selling Lab-Grown Diamonds and Gemstones, created in 2005 by a mother determined to free families from a lifetime of poverty and mining. We specialize in designer-style fine jewelry that is beautiful, sustainable, and affordable. We are B-Corp certified, environmentally responsible, and donate 10% of profits to support communities negatively impacted by diamond and gold mining. MiaDonna is headquartered in Portland, Oregon and ships to all 50 states plus more than 30 countries internationally.