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Looking Ahead

Posted on: December 17th, 2019 by cher

True Blue

As 2020 marches ever closer, chaotic current events swirling around pretty much anywhere one looks, don’t seem to be lessening. But the color of the year will but a damper on the high stress world we live in. Think of a Santa Fe summer sky in Classic Blue, a deep comforting blue. This is the dependable blue that says, sure unpleasant practices and ideas are rising from the shadows to be cleared away, but no matter what shenanigans the rest of the world is up to, there is a dependable life path that you can trust as we run pell mell into the next decade.

So What Color Are We talking About?

Imagine your family gathers at dusk along the oceans shore baking potatoes and crabs in a blazing fire. It’s that deep blue of the sky just before the stars start to pop and the blessed velvet black sets in overhead.  That’s the color. The ripples of the ocean, a ripe bowl of blueberries, that fine tailor made suit that fit’s like a glove in the office or on the town. Steady and reliable. Comfortable and consistent.

Everybody’s Favorite Sapphire

Hey we’re are not talking stodgy here. We are talking about one of the most popular colored gemstones on the planet, Blue Sapphire. Ruby’s true blue cousin in the Corundum family, sapphire is dependable,  relatively hard—coming in at a 9 on the Mohs scale. A heritage stone used for rings and pendants, and even tiara’s for many generations, sapphire has excellent toughness and no cleavage, which is a tendency to break when struck.  So it has been a natural choice for rings, including engagement rings that can be worn every day. 

Singing the Blues 

Now is always a good time to sing the sapphire blues. By the way, there is a wide range of our constant color companion. Many US  buyers are familiar with a very deep hue with intense tone and deep saturation. But here at the Gem Boutique, since Jin Jou has gone straight to the mines in Sri Lanka and other locations across the globe,  there is a choice of colors to choose from. Ceylon blue a pleasant and intense color is brighter and just as hard. There is an African grey blue in light and medium hues. And London Blue is a must have for every prince and princess. So with classic blue sapphires to look forward to, 2020 is going to be the start of a new decade full of bright new ways of living. So start dreaming Big and Blue.

               Oval Cut Sapphire Diamond Ring                                       14K Yellow Gold

Diamond and Sapphire Ring

Diamond with Blue Sapphire trillion cut                                        ring on aloe



           Blue Sapphire Diamond Pendant  in                       14K White Gold

             Blue Sapphire and Diamond ring                  14K White  Gold