Blue Sapphire Bracelet

In love? REALLY in love? Give her a blue sapphire bracelet.

Why?

The most commonly known color for sapphires is blue. Blue is also reportedly the favorite color of approximately HALF of ALL of the people in the world – men and women.

Blue is often associated with feelings of sadness and sympathy, but it also highly regarded as depicting serenity, friendship and loyalty (true blue).

These are not fleeting emotions, but signs of deep lasting relationships.

S&G Sterling Silver and 14K Gold Blue and White Sapphire Bangle Bracelet
S&G Sterling Silver and 14K Gold Blue and White Sapphire Bangle Bracelet
Genuine Sapphire Bracelet in 14K White Gold
Genuine Sapphire Bracelet in 14K White Gold
Fabulous Round Cut Sterling Silver Simulated Blue Sapphire Diamond Accent Bracelet
Fabulous Round Cut Sterling Silver Simulated Blue Sapphire Diamond Accent Bracelet

All about sapphires

Since the middle ages, people have believed that sapphires will protect loved ones from harm.

Sapphires are the second hardest minerals – just a tad softer than diamonds – rating a 9 where diamonds are rated 10.

They are every bit as beautiful as a diamond. In fact, only trained experts can tell them apart. It is not the appearance that sets them apart, but the chemical make-up.

You may think any lay person could tell them apart because sapphires are blue and diamonds are clear. Not true. Sapphires and diamonds both come in a variety of colors. These include pink, green, white, yellow and many combinations in between.

The great thing about a blue sapphire bracelet is that is goes with everything. As being the favorite color of so many people, you are sure to have something in your wardrobe that will match perfectly. You could have a delicate little bracelet for casual outfits, or go all out with an extremely fancy version for special occasions.

The downside (if you want to call it a downside) of a sapphire is that it is the birthstone for September. If you weren't born in September, you may feel like you are cheating on your own birthstone by opting for a sapphire. Or worse, people may mistakenly believe you are a September baby when you don your beautiful blue sapphire bracelet.

Pandora Style Sapphire Blue Bracelet
Pandora Style Sapphire Blue Bracelet
Princess Diana-Inspired CZ Crown Sapphire Color Bracelet
Princess Diana-Inspired CZ Crown Sapphire Color Bracelet
Bling Jewelry Blue Sapphire Color Cubic Zirconia Tennis Bracelet
Bling Jewelry Blue Sapphire Color Cubic Zirconia Tennis Bracelet

Don't let that stop you. Everyone wears diamonds – men, women and children – and not all of them are born in April. The same is true for every gemstone. You wear the one you like, whether you happen to be born during that month or not. Think about people born in November that hate the color yellow! They will not hesitate to wear a gemstone dedicated to another month. And neither should you.

Additionally, there is no rule that says you can only wear one type of gemstone bracelet or ring at a time, or even one set of earrings, for that matter. You can wear all of the diamonds, rubies, sapphires emeralds and opals your heart desires. You can wear them all at once, or alternate them as the mood hits or to match your outfit.

Opals are said to change color as your mood changes. This is probably where the makers of the mood ring got the idea. There are color changing sapphires as well, but they don't necessarily reflect your changing moods the way the opal does. They seem to change color with different reflections of light.

The color of sapphires

The color of a gemstone is determined by three major components:

  • Hue: The hue is what you see as the color.
  • Saturation: The saturation describes the brightness or vividness of the color.
  • Tone: The tone refers to the darkness or lightness of the color.

Natural sapphires vary in color depending on the mixtures of the primary and secondary hues as well as various levels or shades of the saturation. These variations are created by the various minerals or other substances that enter the crystal during formation, usually called inclusions.

Blue sapphires are evaluated by the purity of the primary hue. Secondary hues most commonly found in sapphires are purple, green and violet. Obviously, the most beautiful blue sapphire bracelets, in the opinion of many gemstone lovers will, will be made with sapphires containing delicate hints of violet or purple.

Green tends to give the gem an aquamarine color, which might be attractive to some, but the majority of people consider this a negative attribute. This feeling is shared with jewelry experts who rate blue sapphires with secondary hues of green as not fine quality. While those with violet and purple secondary hues are considered very fine quality, and priced accordingly.

When gray enters the picture (sapphires with gray as the secondary hue) the color is not as bright and considered less attractive.

Sapphires over diamonds? Sure!

Savvy diamond marketers might have the world believing that “diamonds are a girls best friend” but that doesn't mean this old adage is true. With all of the glamor and glory a sapphire has to offer, it makes a formidable rival to any diamond. And a blue sapphire bracelet will be a treasured addition to any fine jewelry collection.

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