September's Birthstone: Sapphire

September brings us the enchanting sapphire. Known for its stunning beauty and rich history, sapphire isn't just a gem—it's a symbol of wisdom, nobility, and divine favor. Keep reading to find out why this birthstone continues to captivate jewelry lovers everywhere! 

The Allure and History 

While the word "sapphire" typically conjures images of deep, celestial blue, this remarkable gemstone actually comes in a rainbow of colors. From the fiery oranges and pinks of Padparadscha sapphires to the vibrant yellows and greens, sapphires are as diverse as they are beautiful. However, it is the classic blue sapphire, with its profound depth and mesmerizing brilliance, that remains the most iconic.

Sapphires have been treasured throughout history for their beauty and supposed mystical properties. Ancient Persians believed that the earth rested on a giant sapphire, and its reflection gave the sky its blue color. In medieval times, clergy wore sapphires to symbolize Heaven, while kings wore them as a defense from harm and envy. The gem has also been associated with divine favor and protection, making it a popular choice for religious and royal adornments.

Pictured: Rainbow Sapphire Eternity Band

Symbolism & Significance

Beyond their aesthetic appeal, sapphires are imbued with profound symbolism. They are often associated with wisdom, virtue, and good fortune. In the realm of romance, sapphires are thought to symbolize fidelity and sincerity, making them a favored choice for gemstone engagement rings. Their durability—second only to diamonds—ensures that these precious gems can withstand the tests of time, just like the love and commitment they often represent.

Pictured: Sapphire & Diamond Crescent Moon Charm + Sapphire & Diamond By The Yard

Famous Sapphires in History

Some of the world's most famous sapphires have fascinating stories. The Star of India, a 563-carat star sapphire, is one of the largest and most well-known. The British Crown Jewels boast the Stuart Sapphire, a stunning 104-carat gem with a storied past involving multiple monarchs. And who can forget the beautiful sapphire engagement ring worn by Princess Diana, now gracing the hand of Kate Middleton? These famous sapphires are testaments to the gem's enduring allure and regal charm.

Pictured: Montana Sapphire & Diamond Cigar Band Ring

Caring for Your Sapphire Jewelry

Sapphires are a practical choice for everyday wear due to their hardness and durability. However, like all precious gems, they require proper care to maintain their brilliance. Regular cleaning with mild soap and warm water, combined with gentle brushing, will keep your sapphire jewelry sparkling. It's also advisable to have your sapphire pieces professionally inspected and cleaned annually to ensure they remain in excellent condition, which our team of skilled jeweler’s can do in store! 

Pictured: Sapphire & Diamond Dangle Earrings

At Carter’s Collective we celebrate the timeless beauty of sapphires! Whether you're looking for a birthday gift, anniversary gift, or just wanting to treat yourself, shop our collection of sapphires online or visit us in store today!