Calling all September babies: it’s officially sapphire season.
According to the American Gem Society, sapphire bears a royal divine element and a rich aura for all those born in September. Sapphires are meant to symbolise loyalty and fidelity, while long being associated with pure love and destined to signify shades of heaven.
Whilst it may come in a rainbow of colours, the most treasured sapphire bathes a pure, radiant blue hue, deriving from the mineral Corundum family with the finest qualities. It also has an incredible hardness at a level 9 on the Mohs scale. Remarkably, Sapphire is customarily gifted to celebrate the 5thand 45th wedding anniversaries.
This birthstone has been the most cherished one since the Middle Ages, believed to have healing powers that balance our body, mind, and spirit. Whilst classical violet-blue sapphires traditionally were found in the mines of Kashmir, the stone can also be found in Mogok, Sri Lanka, Australia, and Thailand. Interestingly, Madagascar is leading the world now with the most coveted sapphire gemstone production.
When Britain’s Prince Charles gave Lady Diana a 12-carat blue sapphire engagement ring, sapphire became a symbol of royal love. No wonder, this timeless beauty makes an excellent choice of jewellery and an idyllic engagement ring. Whether you are looking for a gorgeous piece of jewellery for yourself or want to gift someone special, you can’t go wrong with this gemstone.
To ensure that we sparkle as bright as our birthstone this month, we’ve put together five ways you can rock the rich blue sapphire this season.
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Pomellato Bracelet Tango
First on the list is this delicate gem-encrusted bracelet (approx. THB 865,234) from Pomellato’s beautiful collection, named after dancing to a sublime rhythm of tango. The bold rose gold chain with burnished silver features 11.87 carats, with aquamarine tanzanites and blue sapphires to create a fading effect. The whimsical looking bracelet is for those September babies who like to go for a playful and chic look.
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Graff Oval Shape Burmese Sapphire and Diamond Ring
There is something so mesmerising about blue sapphire rings that make them the perfect engagement rings. Yet even if you’re not currently on the lookout to get hitched, this unrivalled beauty is still a romantic addition to your jewellery collection. Burmese sapphires are well-known to exhibit intense blue hues with the most exceptional quality and superior lustre. Graff’s Oval Shape Burmese Sapphire ring (price on request) features a 20.71 carat oval-shaped Burmese sapphire with 1.89 pear-shaped diamonds directing the gaze straight to the centrepiece. This midnight-blue mystery is a timelessly elegant ring ideal for those who prefer to go for a simple yet sophisticated jewellery staple.
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Tiffany & Co. Schlumberger Lynn Earrings
Boasting a bold and strong statement, this gorgeous pair of velvety sapphire earrings belongs to Jean Schlumberger’s collection, which is always a favourite when it comes to Tiffany & Co. The Tiffany & Co. Schlumberger’s Lynn earrings (THB 76,500) come in platinum, featuring a total of 0.30 carats of round sapphires. Indeed, it’s not hard to fall in love with this iconic and intricate design. The perfect ornament for your cocktail party or gala-night. Elegance at its stylish peak.
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Van Cleef & Arpels Blue Sapphire Necklace
Blue sapphires are born to be majestic and this one speaks nothing but royalty. The epitome of beauty, this sapphire and diamond necklace by Van Cleef & Arpels (approx. THB 33,389,002) could be every woman’s best friend. The necklace flaunts a 42.48 carat oval-shaped Sri Lankan sapphire, suspended with five pear-shaped diamonds with brilliant-cut diamonds on the border at a total weight of 60 Carats. There is no doubt that diamonds and blue sapphires blend seamlessly to offer an elegant flair like no other. Keeping the myth alive, ladies, this one might just make everything heavenly around you.
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Bulgari 18K White Gold Sapphire Diamond Earrings
Whether it’s solitaire studs or dangle earrings, blue sapphire mounted earrings always strike a chord in our hearts. This dazzling pair of Bulgari earrings (approx. THB 2,893,985) is made of 18K white gold and platinum, and features eight cushion cut sapphires that weigh 17.62 carats. Walk with confidence while flaunting this pair of earrings, because it’s sure to draw all the attention.
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