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September Birthstone: Sapphire

September Birthstone: Sapphire

Sapphire - a gem that has been cherished for thousands of years. Although most people think of sapphires only being blue like the deep royal blue of Princess Diana's engagement ring, this gem comes in every color of the rainbow, except red. Sapphire's are a variety of the mineral corundum, and when corundum is red, it is a Ruby.

The September birthstone has traditionally symbolized sincerity, truth, faithfulness and nobility. For countless centuries, sapphire has adorned royalty and the robes of the clergy. The elite of ancient Greece and Rome believed that blue sapphires protected their owners from harm and envy. Clerics of the Middle Ages wore sapphires because they symbolized Heaven. Ancient Persians believed the earth actually rested on a giant sapphire, which made the sky blue. Rulers of ancient Persia believed the sky was painted blue by the reflection of sapphire stones. And a great poet once described the sapphire as “the blue of a clear sky just minutes after sundown".

Sapphires are relatively hard stones ranking 9 on the Mohs scale, just below diamonds, making them a great choice for jewelry you can wear every day. With their excellent durability and vast variety of colors, sapphires make the perfect alternative gem for engagements rings.

Shop some of our favorite A+T gems below and shop our full collection of sapphire beauties online!

 

  

The Beyonce Ring by Viviana Langhoff

This gasp-worthy 14k yellow gold ring features an incredible teal sapphire center stone accentuated by a double diamond halo. This piece is truly fit for a Queen!

 

Rainbow Revival Column Ring by Jeanette Park

Reminiscent of past architectural styles while definitively in the present this eternity band is a beautiful and colorful statement piece. The sapphires run in a rainbow color scheme around the ring so you can wear this with any side showing to match your mood or style.

 

Blue Drop Collage Necklace by Masumi Hayashi

One-of-a-kind collage of colorful gems! Featuring an oval blue sapphire, round pink sapphire, baguette blue topaz, triangle blue sapphire.