It’s September 1st and that means it’s time for us to wish all of you September Babies born this month a very happy birthday! Your birthstone is the brilliant blue sapphire! Sapphires have a hexagonal crystal structure and are part of the Corundum family, alongside rubies. On the Mohs scale of hardness, sapphires are the next hardest thing to a diamond. Did you know that because of their hardness and durability, they aren’t only valuable in jewelry, but also in industrial applications like scientific instruments, high-durability windows, watches and electronics? Scientists are able to create synthetic sapphire crystals that exhibit the same hardness and durability as a natural sapphire, but in large scale quantities with an added scratch proof abilities.