The September birthstone is sapphire – a gem that’s been cherished for thousands of years. Although the term sapphire usually refers to the blue variety of corundum (ruby is the red variety), this birthstone comes in a rainbow of other colors. Sapphires have been long associated with royalty and romance and are also said to symbolize fidelity and the soul. “Sapphire” comes from the Greek word sappheiros and blue sapphire is one of the most popular colored stones. The September birthstone is relatively hard, ranking 9 on the Mohs scale. It has excellent toughness and no cleavage, which is a tendency to break when struck. This makes it a great choice for rings and other mountings subject to daily wear.
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.
The September birthstone was reputed to have healing powers as well. Medieval Europeans believed that sapphire cured plague boils and diseases of the eye. The sapphire birthstone was also thought to be an antidote to poison.
14 karat white gold 4 mm, .72 carat total weight natural round yellow sapphire stud earrings set in double gallery mountings with rhodium finish an...View full details
14 karat yellow gold .72 carat total weight 4 mm natural round faceted yellow sapphire stud earrings with post and friction backs.
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A striking example of the art of cloisonné, this 14 karat yellow gold estate floral design pin features 8 white cloisonné petals with green in the ...View full details
The timelessness of sapphire is yours with the acquisition of this light blue pear-shaped Ceylon sapphire estate ring. The curved, sleek lines of t...View full details
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This 14 karat white gold semi mount ring has a triangular cut blue sapphire flanking the opening for a 5.2 mm round center stone. In addition, the ...View full details
This Edwardian inspired diamond semi ring mounting in 14 karat white gold is designed for a 6.5 mm round center stone to be set in the flared squar...View full details
A gorgeous, vintage inspired 14 karat white gold three stone diamond and sapphire ring. Featuring a natural .80 carat, H color, VS2 clarity, round ...View full details
A two-tone 14 karat gold estate ring. The simplicity of this ring allows the wearer a chance to use a natural golden sapphire as an engagement ri...View full details
This petite 14 karat yellow gold ring with it's oval pink sapphire makes the ideal birthstone ring for a petite woman. The sapphire is .75 carats ...View full details
This 14 karat two tone gold vintage estate ring contains a center oval synthetic blue sapphire flanked at the four corners by additional French cut...View full details
This petite estate blue sapphire ring is ideal for a teen or a mature woman who prefers a smaller ring. The sapphire measures 5.7 mm in length X 2....View full details
A gold estate pendant with a 1 carat heart shaped blue sapphire. It displays a dark blue tone with strong green overtones and fair intensity. The 5...View full details
A gorgeous matched pair of “cornflower” blue natural round sapphires are set in these 14 karat white gold stud earrings. The sapphires each weigh ....View full details
A gorgeous matched pair of “cornflower” blue natural round sapphires are set in this 14 karat yellow gold filigree gallery stud earring set. The sa...View full details
This classic ballerina style 14 karat yellow gold estate ring contains an oval sapphire weighing approximately 0.89 carats. The natural blue sapphi...View full details
The beautiful round blue sapphires in these drop earrings have a total weight of 0.80 carats. The round brilliant cut diamonds in the halo as well ...View full details
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14 karat rose gold white star sapphire estate ring. The white star sapphire measures 10.3 mm in length X 8.7 mm in width X 6.5 mm in depth for an ...View full details
14 karat white gold oval blue sapphire stud earrings with diamond. The oval blue sapphires measure an estimated 5.6 mm in length X 4.1 mm width and...View full details