By PS Staff
It’s September which means that we get to delve into another beautiful birthstone. This month is the oh-so-pretty sapphire. Now, if you’re a jewelry fan, and we know you are, then you know all about the sapphire. You’ve coveted it, strategized to get one and fell in love with the Duchess of Cambridge’s engagement ring. Yet, if you are one of the lucky ones to have been born in September, then you have an extra reason to be head over heels in love with this gemstone. There’s more though, keep on reading to discover just what makes this September birthstone one of the most popular and valued gemstones on the market.
Sapphire to Know: Padparadscha
Sapphires come in nearly every color but the most-desired and expensive color is the Padparadscha sapphire. It is a salmon colored stone which is extremely rare and exquisitely colored. Anyone who stares into this stone is instantly transfixed. Yet, it’s color makes inclusions highly visible. Thus, an impeccably cut, clear stone can cost untold sums of money.
History Loves Sapphires
This stone has been getting love from people throughout history. Citizens believed they conferred blessings from the heavens, medieval clergy wore them to represent heaven and our own royalty, Dame Elizabeth Taylor wore one as an engagement ring.
Did You Say Engagement Ring?
When Elizabeth Taylor became engaged to Michael Wilding, she wore a sapphire cabochon engagement ring. They say it was she and not Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, to set the engagement ring trend back in full force. However, you can look back in time and discover that sapphires became popular as engagement rings because they represent honesty, purity, trust and loyalty. The very basis of any good relationship if you ask us.
Now, look at these beautiful jewels created with the help of sapphires and tell us that you don’t feel a twinge of sadness for not being born in September.
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