Belle Rustique

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O ffering a gallery of one-of-a-kind artisan designs wrapped in Sterling Silver or 14K Gold Filled wire to complement the unique personality of the wearer.





All About Birthstones


September - the birthstone for September is the sapphire.



Sapphire is a variety of the mineral species corundum. Sapphires occur in all colors of the rainbow with the exception of red, which is ruby. The name corundum comes from the ancient Sanskrit "kuruvindam", while the name "Sapphire" comes from the Persian word "safir", meaning "beloved of Saturn", (or Greek sapphiros). It is noted in several texts that sapphire was the lapis lazuli of the ancient world, probably because the stones both have the same intense blue coloring.

Sapphire is mined in Australia, Sri Lanka and Thailand. Other producers are Burma, Kampuchea, Kenya and Tanzania. Sapphires are commonly heated to improve their color and reduce cloudiness that is caused by rutile inclusions. The rutile inclusions are responsible for the "star" or "cat's eye" in star sapphires. (Information from www.bernardine.com)





Jewelry for September



sapphire crystal drops
Sapphire Crystal Drops
$30
apatite designer pendant
Apatite Designer Pendant
$50
sapphire crystal princess drops
Sapphire Crystal Princess Drops
$30
apatite designer pendant

Apatite Designer Pendant
$62

  
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