Mon, 16 Sep 2019

September Birthstone: Sapphire

September Birthstone: Sapphire

This month’s birthstone needs no introduction. It is one of our favorite birthstones and one of the most sought after precious gems in the world. September’s birthstone is **drumroll please** the sapphire.

 

Rich Blue Hue

Oval sapphire and pave diamond halo bracelet set in 18K white gold at Blue Nile
Oval sapphire and pave diamond halo bracelet set in 18K white gold at Blue Nile

 

Now, sapphires come in every color you can imagine, but the one that is most prized and September’s birthstone is the blue sapphire. The most valuable sapphires come from Sri Lanka and reflect a rich blue color. However, buyers with a discerning eye can search for sapphires with a similar appearance, but at a lower price point.

 

Versatile

Something blue, sapphire and diamond floral teardrop earring set in 18K white gold at Blue Nile
Something blue, sapphire and diamond floral teardrop earring set in 18K white gold at Blue Nile

 

 

Sapphires are not only beautiful but durable, which makes the stone an ideal candidate for daily wear. Now, we know that these stones have seen their fair share of red carpets –  indeed Elizabeth Taylor was a huge fan of sapphires – but they are more than capable of holding their own doing the most mundane of chores. This is all thanks to the 9.0 ranking on the Mohs scale. Did you know that the same hardness which makes it ideal for everyday wear also makes it ideal for industrial use?

 

A Little Bit of Magic

Floating sapphire and diamond oval twisted pave pendant set in 18K white gold at Blue Nile
Floating sapphire and diamond oval twisted pave pendant set in 18K white gold at Blue Nile

 

 

Sapphires’s hypnotic beauty has transfixed generations of people. The stone was believed to have mystical powers which granted good health and innocence to the wearer. In antiquity it was believed to protect wearers from evil because the stone’s blue hue represented heavenly beauty.

 

We believe sapphires are one of the best additions anyone could include in a jewelry box. They’re durable and beautiful and one of the most popular gemstones today. If you’re born in September or if you just love blue, we recommend you go and make this stone one of your own.

 

 

 

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By PS Staff