A new month is upon us, and with it brings a new birthstone to explore. (Click here if you missed my article about peridot last month.) Though traditionally people think of sapphires being blue, the fact is that they come in every color but red. Why not red? I learned that a ruby is technically a blue sapphire. What?! They are both made of the corundum mineral, but when it’s true red, it’s a ruby. There seems to be a blurry line between sapphires that are pinkish-red or reddish-orange and a ruby, so be aware. I’m going to have to investigate this more.
But on to the meaning of sapphires. Known as a symbol of faith, goodness, wisdom and purity, sapphires also provide protection of loved ones and from evil. Here are some of the other qualities associated with sapphires:
-fulfillment of dreams
-aid in meditation
Given that sapphires come in so many colors, I’m including some non-blue pieces that really pique my interest.
Jemma Wynne bangle with geometric purple sapphires
Todd Reed sterling belt buckle with sapphire cabochons
8 thoughts on “September Birthstone: Sapphire”
OK, I could really get used to the diamond and sapphire ring and the column ring would be a great back-up. Oh my, a lot of lovelies in this post!!!
I definitely think they’d both align with your personal style. 😉
Sapphires… (sigh) So many styles and colors! Loving your mix of edgy and refined pieces 🙂
Thanks, Kira! Glad you like the range of designs!
Wow – what a collection you have here – all absolutely super!! I’m in love with the Clare Ullman lariat from Manika Jewelry and of course I had to drool when I saw my favorite designer, Todd Reed’s belt buckle. Great choices for ‘Blue’ this month!! 🙂
I’m glad you like the mix! If you’re in SF, you should stop in Manika to try on the Clare Ullman necklace.
The sapphire is one of the most powerful, delivering incredible transformative powers that will change one’s life drastically. Also it comes in so many eye-catchy colors, even Queen Victoria owns one!!!
I agree–it’s a very powerful stone, Ananthi!