September's Birthstone | Sapphire
What is the birthstone for September?
September represents one of the rarest gemstones in the world, the sapphire. Reflecting wisdom, loyalty and nobility, a sapphire can be found in many colours including purple, yellow, pink and even green – but it’s the royal shade of blue that is favoured by many.
What is the birthstone for Virgo?
The birthstone for Virgo is sapphire (August 23rd - September 22nd). Strong and resilient, the sapphire will protect the wearer and represents intense inner strength. Virgos can also connect with the beautiful green stone peridot.
So, what is a sapphire?
A relative gemstone to July’s birthstone, the ruby, sapphires are a form of the mineral corundum. Red corundum is called ruby, whilst all other forms are sapphires - hence why this precious gem can be found in many shades.
Extremely sought-after and seen as the most precious gemstone, we absolutely adore sapphires and their regal tones.
Did you know? One of the most famous sapphires sits on the Imperial State Crown, worn by Queen Victoria 1838 and residing in the British Crown Jewels in the Tower of London.
Sapphires make stunning alternative engagement rings. Just ask Kate Middleton, who's beautiful sapphire engagement ring was originally Princess Diana's. Read more about Kate’s engagement ring and get her look here.
Sapphire jewellery is also breathtaking, making a wow-worthy addition to any jewellery box for a September birthday or not. These 9ct White Gold Sapphire Diamond Drop Earrings and 9ct White Gold Sapphire and Diamond Pendant are truly timeless pieces, sparkling with breathtaking blue beauty and accented with stunning diamonds.
If blue isn’t the colour for you, our pink sapphire pieces mean you can fit in with your birthstone theme whilst wearing the colour of your choice. Our Dance 9ct White Gold Pink Sapphire and Diamond Pendant features a stunning pink sapphire surrounded by a heart full of diamonds which dances and flutters at the slightest moveemnt. A jewellery piece every girl dreams of having!
Do you know your birthstone? Read our Guide To Birthstone Jewellery to find out the science, history and meaning behind each gemstone.
Or, if you’re looking for some inspiration for an anniversary gift, sapphire celebrates 45 years of marriage. Our Anniversary Gift Guide features lots of lovely gift ideas for that someone special, or check out our Wedding Anniversaries for top tips on how to celebrate special milestones.