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September’s birthstone (the sapphire) is said to be one of the most sought after gemstones for the majority of human civilization. It represents qualities like sincerity, faithfulness and truth.
One of the most romantic and royal stones on planet earth, the sapphire has earned itself quite the reputation. So what does this beautiful and signature stone mean for (lucky) September-born individuals? Read on to find out more about the sapphire’s important past and promising future!
The word sapphire comes from the Greek word sappheiros meaning "blue color." It is one of the four precious gemstones, along with diamond, ruby, and the emerald. ... Although it is typically blue, it can also be found in all colors except red. Since medieval times, sapphire has been associated with the majesty and tranquility of the heavens. Because they believed it symbolized heaven, clergy in the Middle Ages wore blue sapphires. With a hardness rating of 9 on the Mohs scale, sapphire is also used for shatter-resistant windows, crystals in wristwatches and electronic circuitry including integrated circuits and LEDs. The Museum of Natural History in New York is home to the one of the most notorious sapphires in the world, the “Star of India,” a sapphire of 563 carats! The sapphire has for a long time, been identified with chastity, piety, and repentance.
Dating all the way back to the civilizations of Ancient Greece and Ancient Rome, sapphires can be seen worn on the queens and kings of the time. During this era, the sapphire gemstone was said to warn off evil and harm, making it a must-have staple in any royalty attire. As time moved forward, and the Middle Ages approached, the sapphire was used by the church to help bond the connection between heaven and earth and was considered a holy stone.
The official birthstone of September, sapphire is said to focus the mind, encourage self-discipline and channel higher powers. Fast forward to modern day, the sapphire continues to worn by royalty. The Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, wears a beautiful royal sapphire and diamond engagement ring gifted from her husband Prince William. This look has inspired women everywhere to add a splash-more of sapphire to their jewelry collection. In fact, ever since this royal proposal, there has been a significant increase in sapphire gemstone purchases (including sapphire engagement rings).
Just like the clergy from the Middle Ages or modern-day Kate Middleton, you too can wear your very own sapphire jewelry. Additionally, since sapphires are the official September birthstone, why not celebrate an iconic piece of sapphire jewelry with an additional 30% off?! Every September, sapphire jewelry sitewide is 30% off! The perfect way to celebrate or self-gift!
Not all about the blues? Sapphires can also come in other color hues like pink, orange or white. Both natural and lab-created, the variety of sapphire colors give this gemstone a new and inspired twist to the traditional blue stone. The sapphire stones made in laboratories reflecting colors like pink and white, are given an extremely vibrant color adding a special sparkle to any jewelry piece they’re added to. The natural orange and pink hue sapphire, originates from the country of Sri Lanka and is referred to as padparascha. Check out this collection of rainbow sapphire gemstone jewelry!
We all love to have our signature jewelry pieces, the ones we wear every day and that hold a special place in our hearts and wardrobe. September’s sapphire is believed to attract blessings from heaven, and in medieval times, people believed the stone would protect loved ones from harm & greed. Below we list three of our favorite sapphire pieces you (or your loved ones) can wear daily.
For the days when you want to dress up (and be fancy), sapphires are the perfect and must-have accessory item. Here are our expert recommendations that are perfect for any formal event or attire.
Embracing royalty style, like Kate Middleton’s ring, we found it only appropriate to feature some of our best selling sapphire engagement rings on our list. Below are three different styles and themes of engagement rings - all featuring the beautiful sapphire.
Aside from gifting your partner an engagement ring, and yourself a gift for everyday or formal wear, we thought it was appropriate to include some amazing gift recommendations for those in your life. From baby shower gifts to iconic jewelry pieces, the sky’s the limit when it comes to gifting the perfect present for any September-born.
You can be dressed like royalty with any one of these rings, bracelets, necklaces and accessories featuring the beautiful sapphire gemstone. For exceptional jewelry selections like these (and more), shop our full assortment of sapphire gemstone jewelry!