The History of Sapphire - September Birthstone
One of the hardest gemstones out there, second only to diamond, Sapphire is the blue variety of Corundum, to which ruby also belongs. The purest corundum is colourless, however it’s range of imperfections give us the kaleidoscope of incredible colours found in these popular gemstones today.
While the most iconic hue, blue is not the only shade of sapphire available. Fancy sapphires come in a range of exquisite colours including pink, yellow, orange, green and purple. One of the most highly valued fancy sapphires is the Padparadscha sapphire which shines with a pink-orange hue. This unique stone has become widely admired and was the feature stone in Princess Eugenie’s engagement ring.
Sapphire Engagement Rings
The September birthstone is a popular choice for an alternative engagement ring style, perhaps as the gem’s hardness is second only to diamond making it a durable stone for everyday wear.
When presented in engagement rings, sapphire represents faithfulness and sincerity which makes it the perfect stone for one of life’s most momentous occasions.