One of the rarest gemstones in the world, sapphire is the birthstone of September. Whilst sapphires are most known for their rich blue colour, they come in many other colours of the rainbow, such as purple, yellow, pink and even green! However, it's the royal shade of blue that is favoured by many.
Sapphires have been a treasured gemstone for centuries and have been extremely popular since the Middle Ages. They have most often associated with royalty; many medieval kings wore sapphires as they believed that the gems would protect them in battle. Princess Diana’s 12-carat sapphire engagement ring (which is now worn by Princess Kate) is the most famous royal sapphire of our time.
Sapphires are among the most durable naturally occurring elements in the world. On Mohs Scale of Hardness, sapphires score a 9 out of 10, second only to diamond. For this reason, sapphires are one of the few gemstones that make great alternatives for engagement rings. Due to its durability, sapphires are also used for industrial purposes. The Apple Watch Series 3 features lab-created sapphire crystal in the screen to make it more scratch resistant, as do several Swiss watch companies.
The sapphire represents wisdom, loyalty and nobility. It has been used to protect against negative energies, as well as calm the mind, strengthen intuition, and invite spiritual clarity.
Whether you're a September baby or looking to add a sapphire to the collection, we have a wide range of sapphires to choose from!