Sapphire Birthstone Guide | History & Meaning

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!

 

HISTORY OF SAPPHIRE GEMSTONES

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 KATE MIDDLETON EFFECT

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).

SAPPHIRE JEWELRY ON SALE

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. The perfect way to celebrate or self-gift!

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SHADES OF SAPPHIRE GEMSTONES

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!

 

SAPPHIRE JEWELRY FOR EVERYDAY WEAR

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.

  1. Sapphire & Diamond Halo Pendant Make everyday an outfit to remember, by including this attention-grabbing pendant crafted of 18 karat white gold and adorned with a symmetrical pattern of six dazzling sapphires. At the center of this piece is a shimmering round cut white diamonds, with a series of smaller diamonds accenting the halo.
  2. Open Sapphire & Diamond Circle Pendant Crafted of 10 karat white gold, this open circle pendant features 26 beautiful and vibrant blue sapphires and 30 sparkling diamonds. Hanging nicely around the nape of the neck, this gorgeous pendant is set on an 18 inch rope chain.
  3. Rainbow Sapphire Ring Made of stunning, multi-colored sapphires, this ring truly reflects all the colors of the rainbow! This vibrant rainbow colored sapphire semi-eternity anniversary band is crafted in 14-karat yellow gold and features a total of 41 oval and round-cut, prong-set multi-color sapphire gemstones carefully set in a unique mosaic style three-row anniversary ring design. With exquisite colors and a brilliant shine, this rainbow gemstone ring is sure to make a standout addition to any jewelry collection.

SAPPHIRE JEWELRY FOR FORMAL EVENTS

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. 

  1. Sapphire & Diamond Halo Drop Earrings These beautiful and genuine oval blue sapphire earrings are surrounded by brilliant-cut diamonds and crafted in a distinctive 10 karat white-gold setting. The gold ribbons on each earring twist over one another as the setting reaches the top of the earring. Underneath the golden twist, there’s accented and brilliant-cut diamonds for all over sparkle.
  2. Pear Shape Sapphire and Diamond Pendant This exquisite pendant is crafted from 10 karat yellow gold and features a distinct pear shape blue sapphire with a 1/10 carat total weight and surrounded by round-cut white diamonds for an extra glisten. 
  3. Blue Sapphire & Diamond Knot Bracelet This stunning bracelet features 10 karat white gold woven-design links, with genuine oval blue sapphires hugged by accent round diamonds.

 

SAPPHIRE ENGAGEMENT RINGS

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.

  1. Blue Sapphire & Diamond Halo White Gold Ring Adorned with a genuine oval sapphire gemstone center, 12 blue sapphire gemstones, and white round diamonds, all stones set in a 10 karat white gold design.
  2. Three-Stone Cushion-Cut & Heart Sapphire Engagement Ring This engagement ring is set in a 14-karat white gold, and features a blue and white sapphire (three-stone) design. 
  3. Pear-Shaped Sapphire & Diamond Halo Ring in 10k White and Yellow Gold Crafted in 10 karat white and yellow gold, this ring features a pear-shaped 7x5 sapphire at the center and is surrounded by 38 round diamonds as well as 30 baguette-cut diamonds.

 

SAPPHIRE JEWELRY AS THE PERFECT GIFT

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.

  1. White Sapphire Cluster Bracelet in Sterling Silver Don’t forget about the men in your life! This woven bracelet is the perfect gift for your husband, boyfriend, father, or even groomsmen. Coming in a cluster of specialty white sapphires in a 7.5 sterling silver bracelet, it’s sure to be the perfect present. For those who might have larger wrist, there’s also the option to have a bracelet come in 8.25” measurements.
  2. Infinity Pink Created Sapphire & Diamond Pendant Crafted in a signature infinity design, this pendant features a gorgeous lab-created pink sapphire gemstone accented with diamonds in a 10 karat rose gold design.
  3. September Baby Shoe in 14k Yellow Gold A part of the Rembrandt Charms® collection, this September baby shoe is crafted of solid 14k yellow gold is the perfect gift for any new mom or a push-present. Typically used as a bracelet charm, the option to be creative (and include in a necklace, etc.) is possible!


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!