What is Sapphire?
As you will see from our graphic below. Sapphire is the common name of Corundum. Sapphires and Rubies are both Corundum.
However, the name Ruby is reserved specifically for the red colours of the precious gemstone.
Secondly, the sapphire gemstone is available in a wide range of colours and shades. As a result, most of our clients believe that Sapphire is only available in Blue.
However, this beautiful gemstone is available in Pink, Green, Yellow. In addition to a range of colour intensities and shades. Above all, we can work with a client on a particular colour or shade to achieve the desired finished piece.
The name Sapphire comes from “Sapphirus”, meaning dear to the planet Saturn. The word Sapphirus in Latin references to pink as a colour dating back to the 17 Century.
As a result, pink sapphires are now most popular for engagement rings.
Traditionally, this gem symbolizes nobility, truth, sincerity, and faithfulness. Moreover, it has decorated the robes of royalty and clergy members for centuries.
In addition, it is often associated with royalty and romance. The association was reinforced in 1981 when Prince Charles gave a blue sapphire engagement ring to Lady Diana. Read more about Lady Dianas engagement ring.
Dating back centuries, the sapphire has been worn and represented among royalty and clergy. Said to symbolise nobility, truth, sincerity, and faithfulness.
Ancient Greece strongly believed that blue sapphire protected them from harm and envy.
Interestingly in the middle ages, the clergy wore blue sapphires to symbolise heaven. Whereas ordinary folks thought the gem attracted heavenly blessings.
Moving forward, the symbolism changed. Believed to have the power to guard chastity, make peace between enemies, influence spirits, and reveal the secrets of oracles.
Additionally, sapphire is believed to bring healing properties to the wearer. These include helping with migraines, headaches, eyesight, inner ear issues, along with balance and fevers.
According to beliefs, the gemstone helps emotions such as relieving anxiety and stress.
Madagascar sapphires – considered one of the top types of sapphires mined. In 1998, a huge sapphire gemstone deposit was discovered therefore sparking a huge interest in the mine.
As this was extremely rare to hear of a deposit this size being discovered. Generally, sapphires from this mine are dark blue in shade.
Photo credit GIA
What is a Padparadscha Sapphire?
Some people compare padparadscha colours to a sunset. However, the Padparadscha word itself refers to the rich colour of a lotus blossom.
In conclusion, the most expensive version of The Septembers Birthstone due to its unique shade.
Moreover, it is agreed that a Padparadscha ranges from light to medium pinkish orange to orange pink. Photo credit GIA
Sapphire Birthstone Eternity Rings
To begin, pink Sapphire eternity rings are perfect for a birthstone gift within september. Above all, many of our designs derive from bespoke commissions—for example, we created this eternity ring in an exceptional wave design.
An additional example of a bespoke eternity ring.
For instance, this particular design featured alternating blue gemstones including brilliant white diamonds. Crafted in an unusual woven style. Creating a unique alternative to diamond eternity rings.
Featuring one of our best-selling engagement rings, the Unity. Working alongside the original engagement ring, each ring went through an extensive bespoke design process from CAD, in conclusion creating a perfect bidal set.
This precious gemstone is popular for a good reason. Above all its hardness of 9 closely follows the diamond on the Mohs scale.
Therefore Its hardness and durability make it a good choice for an engagement ring.
Interwoven diamond shoulder twist design. At the centre of this elegant engagement ring, an intense 1.4-carat Blue Sapphire rests within 4 talon claws. Sitting above interwoven, twisted diamond shoulders.
Moissanite set between natural round blue sapphires.
Meanwhile, moissanite makes a wonderful alternative to diamonds for an ethical gemstone choice, available in a wide range of fancy shapes.
Most popular shades of pink
Shades vary greatly from pale pink to intense purple pink. For instance, the wide range of colour intensities allows buyers to choose a preferred shade. Some of our most valuable commissions include high-clarity purplish-pink shades, nestled amongst dazzling white diamonds for contrast.
Alternatively, clients get in contact for baby pink or light pink shades. Therefore, images or videos can be supplied for clients to cherry-pick the perfect coloured sapphire.
Truly a one-of-a-kind engagement ring crafted with a unique pale, light-blue sapphire within a halo. Available in a range of shades, shapes – in addition, many jewellery designs can be considered for this particular shade of sapphire.
Square Blue Sapphire Necklace
In addition, sapphire works in any style or design required. The necklace shown is crafted by bespoke piece. With the shade carefully considered before being set and finished.
Matching Bespoke Sapphire Pendants and Rings – Creating Jewellery Sets
In addition to the above pendant design, a matching square blue Sapphire ring in Platinum. We crafted the ring with a matching blue Sapphire held within the same square bezel setting style as the pendant. By all means, creating a full matching september birthstone set.
You can view both designs in the following video clip taken in our showroom.
We have a range of gift ideas for anyone with a September Birthday. The following pieces are all available from our ready-to-wear range. However, if you are looking for a particular shade or design get in touch with our team for further help and guidance.
Featuring a central deep-blue round cut sapphire with a total sapphire weight of 2.22 carats, held within four double claws. Encircling each sapphire, 0.25 carats of sparkling F colour SI1 clarity diamonds, therefore, adding eye-catching sparkle.
Halo Engagement Ring
Starla – Created in 18ct white gold – diamond halo engagement ring. In stock and ready for immediate despatch, arriving in our bespoke luxurious packaging.
Illusion settings creates minimul stones – with a big effect. Therefore, a cluster of small stones meticulously set together creates an illusion of one big stone.
Heart Shape Ring
Pink sapphire engagement ring.
Featuring 0.15cts of GVS diamonds grain set on the shoulders. Three claws hold the central 0.53ct Heart shape. Crafted in 950 Platinum, available for next day delivery in the UK or immediate despatch overseas. Undoubtedly creating the perfect september birthstone jewellery option.
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