Australia has been a major sapphire producer for over a hundred years, and once produced around 70% of the world’s supply. Alongside diamonds, sapphires are a striking and durable stone second on the hardness scale meaning they will last a lifetime.
Sapphires are the September birthstone symbolising nobility and faithfulness and are the perfect gift for any September baby. They are associated with holding mystical powers and in ancient times, it was believed that sapphires protected you from evil, and brought good fortune and spiritual insight.
Sapphires are formed from volcanic activity – the slower the magma cools, the larger the sapphire will be. The blue colour comes from the mineral corundum, found in igneous rocks. And, due to the natural circumstances, no two sapphires will ever look exactly the same making them completely unique to you.
Zoe Alexandria loves to use sapphires in her Aluna, Solitude & Demilune collections because sapphires can withstand the high temperature of molten metal and unlike most other gemstones, they won't crack or change colour when heated. Sapphires can be found in a stunning range of colours yellow, pink, orange, violet and green each having a special healing property.
Zoe Alexandria handcrafts all of her jewellery in her Sydney studio. With a brand ethos centred around transparency, the sapphires that Zoe works with are responsibly sourced and sustainably produced by her trusted gem merchants. You can read more about her trusted suppliers here.