13 — Sapphire
Sapphire belongs to the corundum gem group and graces us with stones in all the colors of the rainbow (except when it is red, it is called a ruby).
The blue variety is simply known as sapphire (shout out fellow September babies, this is your birthstone), with the other colors considered “fancy” sapphires & named by their colors — like pink sapphire, orange sapphire, etc.
Teal and greenish blue sapphires as well as parti-colored (two or more visible colors) are very popular right now. I’m obsessing over gold sheen sapphires, a newcomer discovered in Kenya in 2009.
📸 from @calebbquashen featuring all sorts of sapphires
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