The Best Sapphire Jewelry For September Birthdays
When most of us think of September's birthstone, the sapphire, we imagine the deep, royal blue of the ocean, but technically sapphires can come in virtually any color, with one notable exception—red sapphires are actually known as rubies (the pink versions can be designated as rubies or sapphires depending on their color saturation.) Many cultures across the world have seen sapphires as a symbol of wisdom and divinity.
In addition to their beauty and historical meaning, sapphires are incredibly hard gems, second only in hardness to diamonds, which makes them a great choice for everyday wear; one that even royals approve of—Prince Charles's engagement ring to Princess Diana features a 12-carat blue sapphire, the same ring with which Prince William later proposed to Kate Middleton.
Whether you're celebrating a September birthday or wanting to share a little something blue, we've tracked down some of the prettiest sapphire jewelry.
Passage Drop Earrings
SHOP NOW: Marida, nordstrom.com, $68.00
Add these versatile drop earrings to your everyday rotation and we guarantee you won't be feeling blue.
Natural Sapphire Ring
SHOP NOW: W2NJewelry, etsy.com, $139.00
Delicate facets make this pear-shaped blue sapphire glint like the sea.
Hadley White Sapphire Baguette Drop Earrings
SHOP NOW: Jennifer Zeuner Jewelry, saksfifthavenue.com, $120.00
A long thread-like chain supporting white sapphires make these earrings sophisticated enough for a night on the town and cool enough for weekend brunch.
SHOP NOW: kay.com, $399.00
This traditional cushion-cut setting has a very Princess Diana vibe.
14K Gold Sapphire Ring by Sophie Ratner
SHOP NOW: Sophie Ratner, modaoperandi.com, $560.00
This dainty half-eternity band takes you through the multitude of blues that sapphire can achieve.
Tonal Two-Step Sapphire Earring
SHOP NOW: catbirdnyc.com, $188.00
This pale blue sapphire earring puts a pretty twist on the classic stud set.
Tulum Gemstone Ring
SHOP NOW: Jemma Sands, anthropologie.com, $138.00
For big impact, you need a major cocktail ring.
Sapphire Briolette Drop Earrings
SHOP NOW: Bloomingdale's, bloomingdales.com, $228.00
Petite sapphire drops add some color to these simple and elegant hoops.
Semi-precious Stone Collar Necklace
SHOP NOW: Ela Rae, nordstrom.com, $128.00
Raw sapphire and black spinel combine for a necklace that can go with just about any look.
18-karat Gold, Sapphire, and Diamond Hoop Earring
SHOP NOW: Maria Tash, net-a-porter.com, $525.00
This demure hoop looks like a teeny cocktail ring for your ears, and we don't know anyone who wouldn't love that.
Evil Eye Diamond & Sapphire Stack Ring
SHOP NOW: EF Collection, nordstrom.com, $295.00
Keep luck on your side with this understated sapphire and diamond ring.
14-karat Gold Sapphire Earrings
SHOP NOW: Melissa Joy Manning, net-a-porter.com, $425.00
The organic shape of these drop earrings keeps them feeling modern and cool.
Blue Sapphire Stud Earrings
SHOP NOW: Zoë Chicco, bloomingdales.com, $375.00
Bring a bit of tropical blue wherever you go with these shimmering studs.
Pear-Shaped Blue Sapphire Ring
SHOP NOW: zales.com, $223.20
For a moodier, more minimalist look, try a midnight blue sapphire.
Birthstone Pendant Necklace
SHOP NOW: Jane Basch Designs, nordstrom.com$398.00
A solitaire necklace will never go out of style.
18-karat Gold Sapphire Earrings
SHOP NOW: Jennifer Meyer, net-a-porter.com, $450.00
A minimalist stack of three sapphires takes these studs from standard to statement-making.
Pink Sapphire Wire Ring
SHOP NOW: Jennifer Meyer, barneys.com, $175.00
A birthstone made to wear every day—this thin, demure ring will add a special touch to all of your looks.
Blue Sapphire Hoop Earrings
SHOP NOW: zales.com, $59.00
For those who just can't choose between studs or hoops, we give you: sapphire-studded hoops.
Blue Sapphire and 14K Yellow Gold Bracelet
SHOP NOW: Meira T, bloomingdales.com, $300.00
With this delicate, easy-to-size bracelet, you can wear a rainbow of sapphire on your wrist.
*This story originally appeared on Townandcountrymag.com
*Minor edits have been made by the Townandcountry.ph editors