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Birthstone Month December - Light Sapphire

 

December birthstone image - light sapphire ring

Are you looking for a particular gift for the birthstone month December? Light sapphire is the gemstone for this month.

The sapphire is also given on the 45th and 65th wedding anniversaries.

We hope these suggestions will help you...

Bookmarks

Look for a bookmark to go with the book you have decided to buy. You may not be able to get one with real sapphires, but there are plenty that have light blue colored stones which might be a suitable gift.

Books

Books that have sapphire in the title make a good gift. Amongst the many titles there should be one to suit the person you are buying for.

Sapphire DVDs

Look out for DVDs with sapphire in the title. The author or an actor may have the name Sapphire.

Sapphire Colored Pens

Pens come in all colors and there are a number that can be purchased in various shades of sapphire. Pick the type of pen that will suit the person receiving the gift.

Birthstone Month December - Light Sapphire Jewelry

There are some very pretty pieces of jewelry to choose from. Look for the pale blue colored sapphire jewelry which includes pendants, earrings and rings. Create your own to make it a more personal gift.

Light Sapphire Cuff Links

Find a pair of light sapphire cuff links. Maybe purchase a tie pin to go with them.

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Sapphire Colored Vases

Find a light blue colored vase. Many styles to choose from including glass, china and pottery.

Sapphire Flowers

Purchase a bouquet of flowers in pale blues. The pale blue against the dark green foliage looks very attractive.

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CDs with Sapphire

Look out for titles that have sapphire in them. There are a few to choose from. Although most are audio books

 

Facts about Sapphire

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, green, color shift and white. A sapphire colored orange-red is sometimes called a padparadsha.

Sapphires have a hardness of 9.0 on the Mohs scale and are perfect for faceted gemstones.

Blue sapphires come in a wide range of shades of blue. 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 grey. 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.

The sapphire is the traditional gift for the 45th wedding anniversary. With the blue sapphire celebrating the 65th wedding anniversary.

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