Happy birthday month, September babies! The always stunning sapphire is your birthstone– it’s one of the most prized gemstones after diamonds for its beauty, durability, and ties to royalty.
Gabriel & Co. Necklaces
Sterling Silver Sapphire Cluster & Diamond Necklace #NK5240SV5SB
14K White Gold Pear Shape Sapphire & Diamond Halo Necklace #NK3603W45SA
14K White Gold Round Sapphire & Cushion Diamond Halo Necklace #NK5978W45SA
Sapphire is a variety of the mineral corundum, just like ruby. Sapphire and ruby have the same chemical composition and mineral structure, which means that they are the same gem! Ruby is technically the red version of a sapphire, but we don't call it "red sapphire".
While blue is the color most commonly associated with September's birthstone (the word “sapphire” is actually derived from the Latin word for blue, after all) sapphires come in a whole range of colors—orange, yellow, green, purple, pink, and white! Unlike most birthstones, sapphire allows September babies to choose the color that represents them and their style. How lucky are they?!
Pink Sapphire Engagement Ring / Yellow Sapphire Band by Gabriel & Co.
Sapphires (and rubies) are very durable gemstones, measuring 9 on the Mohs hardness scale. This is why they are amazing choices for engagement ring center stones, as well as fashion jewelry you’ll wear every day!
Throughout history, people believed that a sapphire's color symbolized heaven, and some even thought it possessed the power to protect its wearer from evil. Today, this gem represents wisdom, trust, and loyalty. Sapphire jewelry makes great gifts for anniversaries and birthdays of loved ones for this reason.
Princess Diana’s royal engagement ring, featuring an oval blue sapphire surrounded by a diamond halo, is one of the most iconic pieces of sapphire jewelry ever since it was presented to her in 1981. Now that Kate Middleton wears it as her engagement ring, this ring is sure to reign throughout history!
Image credit: CloserWeekly.com
Reach for the Stars
Although many envision a clear, glasslike stone when they hear the word “sapphire”, there are also star sapphires. This variety is an opaque, cabochon stone that exhibits a beautiful star design in different lighting:
Image Credit: The Natural Sapphire Company
Shop with us in West Hartford & Old Saybrook for all of your sapphire jewelry needs, whether you’re looking for a gift for someone, or just want to treat yourself! We have an amazing collection of new & estate sapphire jewelry.
West Hartford - 65 LaSalle Rd (860) 521-3202
Old Saybrook – 105 Elm St (860) 391-8281