Sapphire Gemstone and Birthstone Jewelry
Instantly recognizable, sapphire is an impressive blue gemstone that symbolizes purity, loyalty, and trust. Sapphire is one of the most popular gemstones thanks to its alluring blue color, notable clarity, and hardness. Sapphire jewelry, such as rings, necklaces, earrings, and bracelets, has a classic appeal but can look modern just as easily. It is also a popular choice as an accent stone in engagement rings. Sapphire is the birthstone of September, making sapphire gemstone jewelry a beautiful birthday gift.
Color: Blue sapphires are the birthstone for September. Sapphires can also be green, purple, pink, yellow, white, or orange, although these shades are more rare.
Durability: This gemstone has very good to excellent toughness, making it good for everyday wear. Although it's one of the hardest gemstones, sapphires can still be chipped or scratched if struck.
Sapphire Jewelry Care
Is Sapphire Jewelry Safe for Normal Wear?
Sapphire jewelry is perfect to wear every day because of its toughness. Sapphires can also take on normal impact without breaking and little scratching. However, it is important to be aware of any possible treatments that have been applied to your sapphire jewelry. As with all gemstones, remove your sapphire jewelry before using household cleaning solutions that may contain harsh chemicals.
How to Clean Sapphire Jewelry
A durable gemstone, sapphire is easy to clean. Use warm soapy water and a soft cloth to remove any dirt from your sapphire jewelry. Rinse your sapphire jewelry, pat dry and let it air-dry before storing.
Other Ways to Clean Sapphire Jewelry
Sapphire jewelry can usually be cleaned with ultrasonic cleaners. Steam cleaners should be avoided. Remember, you can always take advantage of KAY's free jewelry cleaning services.
How to Store Sapphire Jewelry
Sapphire is one of the hardest gemstones, so it could easily scratch other softer gemstones. It's best to wrap sapphire jewelry in a cloth or store separately from your other jewelry.
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