Stunning Sapphires for a Sophisticated September Birthday
September’s beautiful birthstone is sapphire. Its stunning colours have captivated jewellery lovers for centuries, and it has a lot of different ways that it can be worn. Sapphires are certainly a favourite of jewellers Ilford wide as they are so versatile!
As it’s September’s birthstone, here are some special facts about the stunning sapphire, as well as some ideas of how to wear this beautiful stone:
The best known sapphires are the blue coloured variety. However, did you know that they are actually available in every colour of the rainbow? Pink, yellow, green, orange and of course blue, and then there are the red sapphires which are more commonly known as rubies (as they are both varieties of the mineral corundum).
Sapphires are among the most durable of gemstones, second only to diamonds. On the Mohs Scale of Hardness, which rates a stone’s scratch resistance, they score a 9 out of 10. Apple have even recently announced that they will be using lab-created sapphire glass in the screens of their iWatch!
Because they are so durable, they are excellent gemstones for rings which are to be worn every day, such as engagement rings. Choose a band of sapphires interspersed with diamonds, for example, or for something much more contemporary, opt for a very narrow band with a tiny stone or two in an oval setting.
Famous sapphire engagement rings include those given by Napoleon Bonaparte to Josephine, and of course Prince Charles’ engagement ring given to Princess Diana, which in turn was given by Prince William to the Duchess of Cambridge! If you’d like something made specifically to your requirements, ask your jeweller in Ilford to create a piece bespoke for you.
Awesome for Anniversaries
Sapphires are also a traditional gift to give for 5th and 45th wedding anniversaries. If you need something special for a wedding anniversary, why not give a diamond and sapphire eternity ring? Or perhaps choose a less traditional piece of anniversary jewellery and opt for a sapphire pendant necklace and matching earrings?
Because they are available in so many different colours, you can choose something to suit the recipient’s taste. Jewellers Ilford wide will be able to create something to suit your needs, from a simple teardrop pendant and earrings to a heart shaped sapphire encrusted motif.
Sapphires really are a stunning gemstone. And you don’t necessarily need a special occasion to wear them, either. Why not take a look at the range of sapphires available from your jeweller in Ilford to see for yourself how versatile, and how beautiful, they are?