In the Shop: Star sapphire droplets

 Star sapphire droplets available in the shop this month. Only 9 available. Image credit: Talks to Animals Shop 2017.

Star sapphire droplets available in the shop this month. Only 9 available. Image credit: Talks to Animals Shop 2017.

The star sapphires coming to the shop this month are from my supplier’s old stock purchased over twenty years ago while in India.  The sapphires stood out to me among strands upon strands of gems because of their soft, muted color but rugged texture—they are blueish-grey in color and feature very strong ‘silk’.  Silk refers to the needle-like projections within the gemstone.  It adds a beautiful texture that is unique to each stone.  This combination of features is hard to come by because sapphires are normally prized for their clarity.  These particular star sapphires also show flecks of adjacent stone, adding to their organic appearance.  They are completely natural and have not been treated in any way.  A necklace made out of any of these star sapphires is perfect for the minimalist nature girl who desires jewelry that is as one-of-a-kind as she is. Click here to shop now: www.talkstoanimalsshop.com/shop

 

Some facts about sapphires:

  •  Sapphire is the birthstone for September.
  •  Although sapphires are most often associated with a rich blue color, sapphires can come in a variety of colors.
  •  All sapphires, including some other gemstones, begin as the mineral, Corundum, made of a combination of Aluminum and Oxygen.
  •  The rutile or silk within star sapphires is actually a different mineral, titanium dioxide.
  •  Sapphires are valued for their ability to provide focus and are a symbol of truth and faithfulness.