Do you know sapphires come in colors beyond blue? September’s birthstone shimmers in many shades.
If September is your birth month, you’re extra lucky when it comes to jewelry. Your birthstone, the sapphire, comes in an astounding variety of shades, from the lightest pink to the deepest blue (yes, pink). Wearing your sapphire birthstone opens a world of fashionable possibilities to express your September style.
Blue: The Classic Sapphire
Blue is the most beloved and well-known color of sapphires. It’s the gemstone behind the term “royal blue,” because ancient kings and queens wear it to symbolize their status. Blue sapphires are believed to hold near-magical powers to reveal truths, show pure faith and protect the wearer from all enemies. In some ancient cultures, rulers even consume ground sapphires in the hope that the powder would make them immune to poison and treachery.
In the jewelry world, blue sapphires remain a symbol of truth and courage. They are often set in silver, white gold and platinum because the steely gray metal tones complement the azure glow of the gem.
Pink: The Rosiest Sapphire
Pink sapphires have grown in popularity in the past decade, perhaps due to an affinity for “millennial pink” in food, fashion and home décor. Pink sapphires also echo the enduring popularity of rose gold and other rosy hues in jewelry.
As a statement stone, a pink sapphire says something about your femininity and romanticism. Pair pink sapphires with blue sapphires, which represents a balance of feminine/masculine sapphire strength, and you have a dynamic duo of jewels for couples’ promise rings.
Yellow: The Trendiest Sapphire
Songbird-celebrities like Kelly Clarkson and Carrie Underwood wear yellow diamond engagement rings, giving rise to the popularity of many other golden-hued gemstones. A yellow sapphire not only shows you honor your birth month, it’s proof you have a flair for selecting a designer color.
Yellow sapphires burst with sunshine when set in gold and create a sparkling contrast when set in silvery metals. They’re one of the most versatile sapphire colors.
The World’s Rarest Sapphires
Rare and unusual forms of sapphires look gorgeous set in custom-designed jewelry.
- Padparadscha sapphires not only have an exotic name, their exotic color is hard to describe – somewhere between orange, yellow and pink, depending on the light. It’s sometimes compared to a tropical fruit.
- Green sapphires, often mistaken for emeralds, are so rare some gem experts have never seen one. They come in a range of hues, from turquoise to lime green.
- Star sapphires contain a feature called an asterism that causes them to shine from the inside with a starry glow. During the golden age of Hollywood in the 1920s to 1960s, star sapphires were a status symbol among popular starlets.
- Ceylon black sapphires are also very rare and are prized among sapphire collectors. Even rarer are Ceylon black star sapphires, which are glistening black and with a shining star of the purest white.
Which is your perfect sapphire? Show off your September spirit by selecting your own unique sapphire jewelry.
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