September is official here! Which means if you haven’t already chosen that special gift for your September birthday girl, you still have time. And what better way to celebrate, than by showering her with September’s precious birthstone, the sapphire, an extraordinary gemstone associated with wisdom, loyalty, mental clarity, and self-discipline.
Known for it’s brilliant deep blue hue, the sapphire stone was historically popular among Christians in earlier biblical time. As reported by the American Gem Society, early Christian kings cherished sapphire’s powers of protection by using it in ecclesiastical rings. Furthermore, Ancient Hebrews believed that the Ten Commandments were engraved on tablets of sapphire (yet this theory was challenged by historians, who later believed the blue stone may have been lapis lazuli.)
The word sapphire is derived from the Latin word “saphirus” and Greek word, “sapheiros” meaning blue stone”.
But did you know sapphires can occur in a variety of colors?
It’s true…while many correlate the sapphire gemstone with a rich blue hue, according to the American Gem Society, the royal gem actually occurs in a rainbow of hues (except red) and any color other than blue are called “fancies.” Just take a look at this beautifully hued stackable sapphire ring (pictured above). Perfect for the September girl looking to add some colorful fun to her jewelry collection.
But if the signature blue sapphire is what you have your mind set on, don’t worry we’ve got you covered – consider these graceful gift ideas:
Whether you’re looking to propose to the September birthday girl, celebrating a milestone 5th or 45th wedding anniversary, or just simply want to put a smile on her face with a symbol of love – choosing a sapphire is a great choice. As many know, the sapphire became a symbol of royal love when Prince Charles gave Princess Diana a 12-carat blue sapphire engagement ring in 1981. The same engagement ring was later given to Catherine Middleton when Prince William proposed in 2010. If this doesn’t scream romantic, we don’t know what does!
Check out these stunning sapphire engagement ring and anniversary choices:
Every woman loves a signature piece to add to her jewelry collection and without a doubt she’ll love that you purchased her ‘something (sapphire) blue.’