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September Birthstone

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Sapphire, the birthstone of September, is most desired in its pure rich blue colour, but is present in almost every colour including pink, yellow, orange, peach, and violet colours. When hearing the word Sapphire many people immediately envision a stunning violet-blue gemstone because the word “Sapphire” is Greek for blue.

The most sought-after sapphire is the rare and beautiful Padparadscha which is a pinkish-orange corundum with a distinctive salmon colour, reminiscent of a tropical sunset.

In the middle ages the gem was believed to protect those close to you from harm and also represented loyalty, purity and trust. For centuries sapphires have been associated with royalty.

Sapphires are found in many parts of the world, but the most prized Sapphires are from Myanmar (Burma), Kashmir and Sri Lanka. Sapphires with highly saturated violet-blue colour and “velvety” or “sleepy” transparency are rarer. The purer the blue of the Sapphire, the greater the value.

Here are some amazing bespoke pieces we have created with Sapphires