September and next in my birthstone color series is Sapphire Blue. Sapphire is made of corundum, which is the same mineral as Ruby. If it’s blue it’s Sapphire and if it’s red it’s Ruby. It takes only a speck of an impurity to change the mineral color. I like the turnabout that happens when an impurity becomes beauty.
For the history, mythology and chemistry of each stone, check out the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture.
Check out pendants at Nutmeg Designs Etsy Shop.
Commissions are welcome if you want to order a month that is already gone.
Birthstone Inspiration for December: Turquoise Tones
Birthstone Inspiration for November: Topaz in Glowing Amber Tones
Birthstone Inspiration for October: Tourmaline Pink
Birthstone Inspiration for August: Peridot Green Mosaic Pendant
Hi Margaret – This work you do is absolutely beautiful. Thanks for stopping by my site!
This is absolutely beautiful! I love, love, love it.
That is beautiful! I wish it was my birthstone 🙂
Stopping over from SITS!!
Wow. Simply beautiful stuff here. So glad I we connected (via SITS) so I could see what you’re doing.
Lovely stone necklace Margaret. I have a few family members born in September. That would definitely be a great gift.
Thanks for being so creative.
SITS is a wonderful way to serendipitously come across cool stuff!