Sapphires, are the birthstone of September. Your first thought when you think of a Sapphire may be blue, but did you know that Sapphires come in a range of colors? Depending on the amount of iron, titanium, chromium, copper or magnesium in the corundum, they can be given a blue, yellow, purple, orange, green, pink or red color, the red tint being called a Ruby, the birthstone of July. When they are not blue, the name of their color precedes the word Sapphire, i.e. Green Sapphire, Pink Sapphire, Yellow Sapphire, Orange Sapphire, Purple Sapphire, Black Sapphire and White Sapphire (colorless). The exception to this being the extremely rare Padparadscha, which has a delicate light to medium toned pink-orange to orange-pink hue. Sapphires shades of blue are endless, with the most prized colors ranging from a medium to medium dark blue or slightly violet blue. Cornflower Blue and Kashmir Sapphires are the most valuable of blue Sapphires, with their intense, velvety blue color. The Logan Sapphire, pictured at left, is the second largest Sapphire in the world and is a gorgeous example of this highly desirable color.
While we prefer our Sapphires in jewelry, because they are a variety of the corundum mineral, an aluminum oxide, and they are also the third hardest stone, following only behind Mossanite and Diamonds, they are also used in other applications such as scientific instruments, electronic wafers and high durability windows to name a few. Of course that hardness makes them infinitely durable and wearable as well!
Popular since the Middle Ages, they have been said to symbolize heaven, attract heavenly blessings, protect your loved ones from envy and harm, aid in creative and personal expression, bring inner peace and alleviate pain. It may sound like an astonishing range of attributes for a stone, but when you find the right one, with that magical blue, it doesn’t seem like such a great leap.
Arthur Weeks and Son Jewelers carries a large collection of Sapphire jewelry both online and in our store. From stunning Sapphire and Diamond Rings and Eternity Bands to sparkling Hoop Earrings and gorgeous Pendants. We have something for everyone in a price range for every budget. If you don’t see exactly what you are looking for, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Philippa Roberts Jewelry's signature look is simple, organic shapes combined with beautifully cut gemstones. Her love of the ocean plays a large role in the selection of clean, blue and green stones in many of her pieces. Philippa’s creativity stems from the nature around her, yet she also incorporates a feeling of the urban, with lines and patterns that imitate architecture and design seen around the city. Philippa creates all the original pieces by carving in wax or fabricating in metal. Her selection of new stones for each season defines how her collections will come to life.
From the opening of our family store in 1896, four generations of fathers and sons have built our family business and proudly helped generations of families and loyal customers find the perfect gift to mark life's special occasions. Now, all of that knowledge, commitment and stunning selection is available right here.
John Weeks, is the fourth generation owner of Arthur Weeks and Son Jewelers and is a registered jeweler with the American Gem Society. The AGS is one of the jewelry industry’s most prestigious organizations. John also has his Diamond Degree from the Gemological Institute of America. In addition, Arthur Weeks and Son Jewelers is a member of the Jewelers of America, an A+ rated member of the Better Business Bureau, and a member of the Hudson Valley Gateway Chamber of Commerce.