Sapphires are more than just an array of blue gemstones- there are a multitude of colors that are a member of this precious gem’s family. In fact, they range from black to white and all things in between. Those that aren’t blue are called “fancy” and one of the most popular among them is the pink sapphire
As a member of the corundum family, the pink sapphire is made of aluminum oxide and for its color, it contains traces of chrome. It ranks a 9 on the Mohs scale of hardness so it is very hard and can and should be worn daily.
The sapphire is the birthstone for September, so it stands to reason that a pink sapphire necklace makes a great gift. There is nothing that says it has to be a blue sapphire. In the 1990s, new mines were discovered in Madagascar and Brazil so birthday girls are assured that there is an abundant supply of pink gems to go around. The pink sapphire can also be used to commemorate the 45th wedding anniversary.
The sweetness of pink makes pink sapphire earrings a special gift for a sweet sixteen or even for a little girl graduating kindergarten. Pink is for girls, teens and women who appreciate all things girly. It’s a great way to show affection, love or like for any female.