September Birthstone Sale

September and October birthstones are 20% off

We love birthdays at The Little Jewel. Every month we have the current month's and next month's birthstones discounted. For the month of August Peridot is discounted as well as Sapphire for September by 20%. This sale is ongoing and will change to new birthstones each month. The sale is also good in our store in Boulder, so if you are in the area drop by and see us.

Birthstone for the month of September is Sapphire


Sapphire, blue in various hues, colorless, pink, orange, yellow, green, purple, black is in the Corundum group of minerals. Coloring pigment in blue sapphire is iron and titanium, the most desired color is cornflower blue. The main sapphire bearing rocks are marble,basalt, or pegmatite. It is mined mainly in alluvial deposits. Today the important sapphire deposits are in Australia, Burma, Sri Lanka and Thailand. Sapphire is the birthstone for September and astrological sign Taurus. Sapphire is 9 in hardness on the Mohs scale, second only to Diamond. Sapphire is said to be a high energy stone bringing spiritual insight, peace and happiness.

Birthstone for the month of October is Opal


Opal is derived from an Indian word for stone.  It is divided into three groups: opalescent precious opal, red fire opal, and the common opal. The special characteristics of these gems is their opalescence, a rainbow-like iridescence which changes with the angle of observation. Opal consist of the mineral cristobalite layered in siliceous jelly, and water which causes the fire of colors in the mineral. Opals are found in Australia, Brazil, Ethiopa, Nevada, and Mexico.  Opals from Mexico are called fire opals and are a reddish -orange hue. Red is considered the most valuable hue, along with purple. Opal is the birthstone for October and is 5-6 in hardness on the Mohs scale. Opal requires special care as it is brittle , sensitive to pressure , heat , perfumes and alkalies. Opal is considered to strengthen eye sight, memory , good fortune in travel and business. A high vibration stone that promotes energy and leadership .

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