September's Birthstone: Sapphire When you think of sapphire, the thing that comes
to your mind is the shiny blue luster of this precious stone. But there are
other colors like yellow, pink and orange which are called “fancy sapphires”.
These fancy sapphire types get their color from trace elements like iron, chromium, titanium, copper
and magnesium. Blue sapphire
belongs to the corundum mineral species family which comes in virtually every
color in the rainbow. The red variety of corundum, the ruby is its sister
stone.Sapphire's Color and CharacteristicsOne of the most popular colored s