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Sapphire - September Birthstone


Let's Celebrate September with Sapphire

The fabulous birthstone for September, Sapphire, is one of the most loved of all the gemstones and rightly so! 

Colours of Sapphires

gold half eternity ring with white and blue sapphires

The deep rich blue is the colour you most often think of when you think of sapphire but actually sapphires come in a whole range of colours (including the prettiest pink!).

Sapphire is part of the corundum family and comes in a range of colours. The colours are dependant on the other chemicals present as the gemstone is formed.  Red corundrum is known as ruby but all the other colours are classified as Sapphires. 

Sapphire's Creation

Created through variations in heat and pressure Sapphires are formed in igneaous and metamorphic rocks. The slower the magma cools, the larger the gemstone will be.

white gold teardrop sapphire cluster stud earrings

Sapphire in Jewellery

Blue sapphire looks great in yellow or white gold - and you can often see it set in silver now which is such a bonus for those who can't stretch to purchasing gold. 

Sapphires Metaphysical Properties

Sapphire is believed to inspire qualities of wisdom, loyalty and nobility - who doesn't want some of that?!

sapphire set open heart pendant in gold

Famous Sapphires

Some of the most famous sapphires have been the Star of India (a 563-carat gemstone!) and the Stuart Sapphire (104-carats) which is set into the British Crown jewels.

Sapphire's Hardness

Sapphire measures 9 on the Moh's Hardness scale, meaning it is a hard gemstone and therefore perfect for everyday wear, including rings. It's robustness also makes it perfect for cutting and shaping for setting into jewellery. 

sapphire stud earrings in gold

The Bottom Line

You don't need to be born in September to wear a sapphire - as I can attest. I adore my sapphire ring and I was a January baby. 

One of the most loved of gemstones, and rightly so, that goes with any outfit and the colour really "pops" next to diamonds. 



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