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.
14K White Gold Blue Topaz and Sapphire Ring with Diamonds
Mixed Gemstone Cluster and Diamond Ring in 14K White Gold
18K White Gold Drop Earrings with Blue Sapphires and Diamonds
18K White Gold Sapphire Rhombus Ring
14K Yellow Gold Square Ruby, Pink Sapphire, and White Topaz Necklace with Diamonds
14K White Gold Square Sapphire, Blue Topaz and White Topaz Necklace with Diamonds
18K White Gold Mini Drop Blue Sapphire and Diamond Pendant
14K White Gold Sapphire and Blue Topaz Necklace with 69 Diamonds
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 .