45th Wedding Anniversary - Sapphire
Choosing a 45th wedding anniversary gift, may seem very limited. It is traditional to give a sapphire
gift on this anniversary and a blue sapphire on the 65th wedding anniversary. The 5th and and 70th
anniversaries also have the sapphire as their gemstone.
The sapphire is also given for the birthstone month of
September. Take a look at this page and others for more ideas for that unique gift.
We hope these suggestions will help you...
Give the couple a matching pair of bookmarks st with sapphire colored stones. They will never loose the place in
a book again and at the same time they will think of the person who gave them the gift.
Purchase a bouquet with sapphire colored flowers. As
sapphires come in many colors there should be plenty of choice.
Sapphire Jewelry For A 45th Wedding Anniversary Gift
Buy jewelry set with sapphires. Create your own to make it more personal. There are jewelers who will make
unique pieces for you. All you have to so is pick the stone and then decide on a suitable setting for it. Click on
the link below to create your own special piece for this anniversary.
Sapphire Cuff Links
How about buying a nice set of sapphire cuff links with a tie pin to match? You may wish to purchase a pale blue
shirt to go with the gift.
If the couple have a garden look for plants that are named 'Sapphire'. You should be able to find a few that
make ideal 45th wedding anniversary gifts.
Buy the happy couple a bottle of Bombay Sapphire to help celebrate the anniversary. Buy the lemon and tonic to
go with it just in case there is none in the house.
Why not buy the happy couple a glass bowl? Have it engraved with their names and date of their wedding
Books with Sapphire in the Title
Look out for DVDs with sapphire in their title. There are a few to be found and you may be able to buy one
suitable for both to read.
Find a DVD with sapphire in its title and give this to the couple as an anniversary present. Check that they
will enjoy it before you buy it for them.
How Are Sapphires Formed?
Sapphires are formed from a mineral known as corundum, the single-crystal form of aluminum oxide. It can be
found naturally as gemstones or may be manufactured in large crystal balls for a variety of applications. Sapphire
includes any gemstone varieties of the mineral corundum excluding the red ruby.
Sapphire is most commonly blue but also occurs as green, orange, pink, purple, yellow, color shift and white. A
sapphire colored orange-red is sometimes called a padparadsha.
Blue sapphires have a wide range of shades. Titanium and iron inclusions within the aluminum oxide are
responsible for the various shades of blue. Some stones do not contain much titanium and iron so show tones of
gray. Almost all sapphires are heated to a temperature of 3000°C to give the stone a better color.
Traditionally most sapphires have been mined in Sri Lanka, Madagascar and Myanmar.
Sapphires have a hardness of 9.0 on the Mohs scale and are perfect for faceted gemstones.
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