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Something Blue

The Sapphire is a precious gemstone, a variety of the mineral Corundum.  The name Sapphire is derived from the Latin sapphirus from the Greek sappheiros.   It is typically blue, but natural "fancy" sapphires also occur in yellow, purple, orange, and green colors; "parti sapphires" show two or more colors. Red corundum stones also occur, but are called Rubies rather than sapphires. Pink-colored corundum may be classified either as ruby or sapphire depending on locale. Commonly, natural sapphires are cut and polished into gemstones and worn in jewelry.  Because of the remarkable hardness of sapphires – 9 on the Mohs Scale (the third hardest mineral, after Diamond at 10. 

Blue Sapphire is the birthstone for September and the gem of the 45th anniversary.  A Sapphire Jubilee occurs after 65 years.  Known also as a bride's "Something Blue" on her big day adorning the bride not only in beautiful blue toned sparkles but also symbolizing good luck for her new journey into matrimony.

Let us send a toast to all the September birthdays and blushing brides to be.  

Some celebrity September birthdays are: Zendaya, Salma Hayek, Beyonce, Jodie Turner-Smith, Evan Rachel Wood, Sydney Sweeny, Nicole Richie, Serena Williams, & Gwyneth Paltrow to name a few.

Credits: Wikipedia, imdb


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