Described by gemmologists as ‘fancy’ this relatively rare member of the corundum family can range in tone from delicate pastel to more vivid, ‘hot’ pink. Like its blue sibling the Pink Sapphire is the birthstone for September and its colour usually comes from traces of chromium in the rock. Considered by some to be ‘stones of wisdom’, sapphires are symbols of kindness as well as power and strength.