September's Birthstone: Sapphire

September's Birthstone: Sapphire
Sapphires, the birthstone for September, are typically blue but can occur in white, yellow, purple, orange and pink colours. 

This regal gemstone has a rich and interesting history dating back to 800BC. Kings and queens in ancient Rome and Greece believed that their blue sapphires would protect them from harm and envy.

Deep blue sapphires have also been referenced across history as a symbol of paradise, leading people to believe that the gemstone would attract blessings from heaven.

The Perfect Gift

 Sapphires serve many purposes, not only is it September's birthstone, it is also used to mark the 45th Wedding Anniversary.

Meaning: Wisdom / Calmness

Companionship is September’s vibe as two of the zodiac’s most harmonising signs share the celestial space. Sapphire is about communication both with our inner selves and with others, bringing out Virgo’s loyalty and Libra’s desire for cooperation.

The Making Of...

While it is an emblem of power and strength, sapphire also represents kindness and good judgement.

Sapphire is a variety of corundum, an aluminium oxide mineral that comes in a wide assortment of colours. The most treasured are a rich dark blue, but they can also be found in pink, orange, green and yellow - what we know as a 'ruby' is actually a red sapphire.

Sapphires for the everyday

After diamonds, sapphires are the second hardest gemstone in the world, making them durable and ideal for everyday wear.

Perhaps the most talked about sapphire of recent years is the one worn by the Duchess of Cambridge in her engagement ring. The ring features a 12 carat oval blue sapphire surrounded by fourteen diamonds and originally belonged to Princess Diana.