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Mary Wong, Trios Studio - LAKE OSWEGO JEWELRY INSIDERSapphire is September's birthstone. These beautiful and popular gemstones have been prized by many civilizations for their rich color, but there's a lot you probably don't know about them:

1. Sapphires have been worn by royalty and clergy for centuries. The gemstone was thought to attract wealth as well as protect its owner from envy and harm.

2. Sapphires were also often associated with the heavens. Ancient Persians believed the blue color of the sky was caused by the reflection of sapphires.

3. Sapphires are formed from corundum, an extremely hard and durable mineral. In fact, sapphires are second in hardness only to diamonds, making them a great alternative for unique wedding and engagement rings. Sapphires have long been associated with romance and are a traditional gift for 45th wedding anniversaries.

4. Because sapphires are traditionally associated with a rich blue color, many people don't realize that natural sapphires come in nearly every color of the rainbow from pink and green to yellow, purple and black. In fact, the only color they don't come in is red. When gemstones in the family of corundum are red, they are rubies.

At Trios Studio, we have Fair Trades sources for sapphires from Africa, Australia and Montana, so you can feel good about the jewelry you're wearing. Come see us at the studio to see how we can design you a personalized piece of sapphire jewelry.

Trios Studio

Three Monroe Parkway, Suite I

Lake Oswego, OR 97035

503-496-1285

www.triosstudio.com

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