Calling all September babies: it’s officially sapphire season.
For all those born in September, you are blessed with the most cherished and royal birthstone: sapphire. According to the American Gem Society, sapphire has traditionally been a symbol for loyalty, sincerity, and faithfulness. This blue beauty has long been associated with romance and pure love, too.
Whilst sapphire usually refers to the blue variety of corundum, the birthstone is also blessed to come in a rainbow of other beautiful hues. Interestingly, based on the beliefs of Medieval Europeans, the September birthstone has been reputed to have healing powers and even thought to be an antidote to poison.
Whilst the three historically important sources for sapphire remain to be Kashmir, Myanmar, and Sri Lanka, it is also found in Thailand, Australian, Cambodia, Madagascar, and the United States.
It is indeed a symbol of royal love because when Britain’s Prince Charles gave Lady Diana a 12-carat blue sapphire engagement ring, later, Prince William gave it to Kate Middleton when he proposed, passing on this legacy of auspiciousness. This timeless beauty makes the perfect choice of jewellery for every occasion and an idyllic engagement ring.
Boasting the magnificent stone this month — whether you are a sapphire lover or a September baby — here are six ways you can sport this mesmerising stone in the most gorgeous way.
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How stunning is this? The architectural beauty of this breathtaking emerald cut Burmese sapphire necklace is just something else. Keeping the birthstone as the star of the show with a 17.22 carat sapphire, Graff’s necklace is comprised of two rows of perfectly graduated round diamonds. Indeed, it’s made to rock that red carpet look.
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Unique in style and carefully crafted, Pomellato’s M’ama non M’ama bracelet is one shining star when it comes to the ‘M’ama non M’ama’ line. And, the fact that the ‘M’ama non M’ama’ line means ‘he loves me, he loves me not’ gives it a romantic touch. Dipped in gleaming 18-karat rose gold, this bracelet flaunts summer sapphires surrounded by a lapis lazuli cabochon. It’s a graceful piece of jewellery that sits perfectly with every outfit.
Price: Approx. THB 73,362
Can you feel the waves? These gorgeous drops of “talay” (or “sea” in Thai), explore the sea’s ephemeral character and draw inspiration from the soothing hue of the ocean. It’s subtle, bold, and has that fluid curve that make it so charming. Perfect to complement and add a touch of sophistication to your beach outfits.
Price: THB 177,105
This gorgeous pair of velvety sapphire earrings are a bolder take on a classic look. We love that the Tiffany Soleste Sapphire and Diamond earring are that go-to jewellery staple you would always opt for when in doubt. Dressed in platinum, this classic pair flaunts round-shaped sapphires and round brilliant diamonds. It’s elegant, stylish, and you could simply never go wrong with studs. Pair it up with comfy jeans or boast it with a cocktail dress — either way you would look great.
Price: Approx. 229,940
Beautifully wrapped in an intricate design, Anita Ko’s ring is that simple yet extraordinary ring that twirls around your finger like a butterfly. Dipped in 18-karat gold, this sapphire ring is a gorgeous way to flaunt the birthstone in a more subtle way. Keep it simple, keep it classy.
Price: Approx. THB 65,502
One thing is for certain: sapphire rings are the most timeless elegant piece of jewellery that could shine through every season. Giving the vintage look a charming twist, Harry Winston curates a one-of-a-kind design. Certainly, an ideal engagement ring, this sapphire and diamond ring is mounted with 6 round brilliant sapphires with a total of 1.49 carats and 35 round brilliant diamonds weighing a total of 0.33 carats, dipped in platinum. The perfect gift of love and the best way to rock the birthstone.
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