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    Sapphire: September’s Birthstone

    For over a century, sapphire has been recognized as September’s official birthstone. The name “sapphire” comes from the Latin sapphirus and the Greek sappheiros, which both mean “blue stone,” though the gem comes in many other colors, too.

    Sapphires have been treasured and used in jewelry making for thousands of years, and it’s no mystery why! Not only is this gem stunningly beautiful, but it also scores a 9 on the Mohs scale—only one rank below the diamond—making it tough enough to wear daily without having to worry about chipping or scratching the stone. But it wasn’t just superb durability that attracted the ancients to sapphires—it was also something more mystical.

    To the ancient Greeks and Romans, blue sapphires were believed to provide protection to those who wore them. Similarly, in Medieval Europe, they were thought to be cures for various illnesses and ailments, but some cultures went even further. According to the ancient Persians, the earth itself rested upon a giant blue sapphire which gave the sky its signature hue.

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    Blue sapphire & diamond ring in 10k white gold – available here!

    Though such beliefs may have fallen out of fashion, this gorgeous stone never has. From royal robes to stunning engagement rings, the blue sapphire is an enduring favorite found around the world. Major mines are found in Kashmir, Myanmar and Sri Lanka, but smaller sources have been discovered in Australia, Madagascar and even the USA, hidden deep within the mountains of Montana.

    Of course, thanks to modern technology, sapphires don’t always have to come from the ground; they can be grown in the lab! Lab-created sapphires are chemically, physically and optically identical to those that were formed within the earth. These are a great option for eco-conscious shoppers or for those looking for a flawless stone at a fraction of the price.

    Check out our beautiful line of sapphire jewelry right here on our website or drop by one of our stores to see it for yourself!

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    About SJR


    Our mission has always been to be a one-stop-shop for all your jewelry needs, and for over 15 years, we’ve been doing just that! Whether you need a watch battery replaced, the perfect gift, or even a custom-designed piece, we can do it all—right here in the Nashville area!

    The story of our local business started when Service Merchandise—where our founders worked for a total of over 40 years—closed its doors forever, leaving a void in the community. We knew we could fill that void, and Service Jewelry & Repair opened its doors in 2002, providing not only a full line of fine jewelry, engagement rings and watches, but also world-class repair services at affordable prices.

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    A peek inside our Brentwood location

    Today, we’re proud to have two retail stores—conveniently located in Brentwood and Hendersonville—plus a state-of-the-art repair center that serves people right here in the community and nationwide! Over the years, our team has grown to include custom jewelry designers, graduate gemologists from GIA (the Gemological Institute of America), expert jewelers and watchmakers, and knowledgeable staff who are dedicated to helping you find exactly what you’re looking for!

    Be sure to check back here to learn more about what makes our staff, our brands and our services the best! Plus, we’ll be sharing our expert knowledge of jewelry and watches to help you make the best purchasing decisions and to keep your precious pieces looking and working like new! Sign up for our emails to be the first to know about exclusive events and our best sales, and follow us on Facebook and Instagram to see our newest merchandise and much, much more!

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