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Happy very belated birthday to all you September babies out there! Lucky you, your birthstone is the sapphire, an elegant gem with a distinct blue color. When it comes to toughness, the sapphire is ideal. It’s a relatively hard stone, making it ideal for rings and other kinds of mountings, safe for everyday wear. Regardless of your birthday, if you’re lucky enough to own a sapphire, take good care of it so it can last you for a lifetime. Here are some tips for when it comes to taking care of your sapphire jewelry.
People marking a special occasion like an anniversary, birthday or honeymoon often travel to the Caribbean, Alaska or other resort areas and purchase a piece of jewelry to mark the occasion. At Harris Jewelers, we frequently have these folks bring the item to us, to check its quality or make sure they got a good deal. We've seen a few of those be fair deals, but we've also seen some poor quality stones and settings.
Recently some good clients of ours at Harris Jewelers returned from a 10th anniversary cruise. Marking the occasion, they had purchased several items of jewelry. One was a round faceted ruby, with a center section of channel set rubies, bordered by diamonds.
Some thoughts on a recent program, “Game of Stones” on the Discovery Channel about a company called The Gem Guys. The cast of characters of this rag tag group of men (“Gavin” the gem expert) (“Fear” the security expert), a broker dude and the leader of the group, “Boss”, are headed down a river in Cambodia in search of “sunset rubies”.