Besides blue sapphire and ruby, the corundum family also includes so-called “fancy sapphires.” They come in violet, green, yellow, orange, pink, purple, and intermediate hues. There are also “parti-colored” sapphires that show combinations of different colors. Some stones exhibit the phenomenon known as color change, most often going from blue in daylight or fluorescent lighting to purple under incandescent light. Sapphires can even be gray, black, or brown.
Birthstones and Anniversaries
Those born is September are lucky to have Sapphire as their stone since they can literally be found in almost any color! It is also the gem of the 5th and 45th anniversaries.