Birthstone: September Anniversary: 5th AND 45th MOHs Hardness: 9
Beloved by all for their classic cobalt color and facets, sapphires are treasured for their variety of atypical hues and organic inclusions at the HBJ studio. Sapphires are a type of corundum, as are rubies; in ancient Greece and Rome, royals believed that sapphires provided protection from envy and harm.
To clean your sapphire jewelry, soak in warm, soapy water and remove any dirt with a toothbrush or the like. Sapphires are very durable, but care should be taken to avoid damage.