D. William Jewelers, Inc.
508 East Perkins
Pear Tree Shopping Center
Sapphire, the September birthstone, has been popular since the Middle
Ages and, according to folklore, will protect your loved ones from envy and harm.
Medieval clergy wore sapphires to symbolize heaven, while commoners thought
the gem attracted heavenly blessings. Blue sapphires range from very light to very
dark greenish or violetish blue, as well as various shades of pure blue. The most
prized colors are a medium to medium dark blue or slightly violetish blue.
Sapphire is a variety of the gem species corundum and occurs in all colors
of the rainbow. Pink, purple, green, orange, or yellow corundum are known
by their color (pink sapphire, green sapphire). Ruby is the red variety of corundum.