Sapphires symbolize nobility, purity, trust, joy, and loyalty. They are also associated with royalty. Furthermore, the sapphire is one of only four so-called “precious stones”; the others are the ruby, diamond, and emerald. There is a famous and large sapphire to be found on the Imperial State Crown as well as the most recognizable sapphire in the world, which Kate Middleton now wears.
Needless to say, sapphire jewelry makes an elegant and timeless gift for any occasion. It is especially appropriate as a birthstone gift. It is the kind of thing that will never go out of style, so if you are shopping for that perfect bracelet, necklace, or ring, join the royals of the world with a dazzling sapphire. You can find a selection of these brilliant stones at reputable online stores like James Allen and Blue Nile.
Sapphires were worn to ward off evil and protect the wearer from his enemies in ancient times. Therefore, they were not only popular among royalty but also among the clergy. Most natural sapphires in circulation today are extremely old, and high-quality stones can be expensive.
They are some of the most alluring gemstones and are often quite clear, even when not lab-created. They are also very close to diamonds in hardness which makes them durable and beautiful. So whether you are aiming for rings, necklaces, or bracelets, a sapphire is an excellent choice.
Remember that sapphires are available in a rainbow of colors, but they are most commonly purchased in blue. They are also available in purple (a popular choice among younger women), pink, green, yellow, and orange (although these colors are less popular). Alternatively, sapphires are available in white and can be an alternative for a diamond. The only exception is red; any red color from a deep rose to a purplish crimson is reserved for the ruby.
The primary consideration with a white sapphire is that it tends to lack the fire of a diamond and only has a silver sparkle. That might appeal to some people, but others do like the coldness of the silver fire.
Sapphire is an appropriate gemstone for engagement rings and used to be an extremely popular choice in the past. In fact, it was more popular than the diamond for hundreds of years before De Beers started advertising diamond engagement rings so aggressively. It is still quite popular today, whether set in sterling silver or platinum for a wintery feel or a gold-tone for a warmer glow.
While the blue sapphire is also more popular for an engagement ring, colors like yellow have come into the spotlight recently. The Yellow diamond is rising in popularity, and due to the price of a diamond, a sapphire can be a more affordable alternative gemstone that is available in the same color and can be worn in the same fashion due to its durability. If gifting is your language of love, then you definitely won’t drop the ball with a sapphire.
The sapphire can be used in basically any jewelry piece. Remember that it is durable and resistant to scratches. So you can expect to find anything from fashion studs, chandelier earrings, bracelets, etc. There is really no limit to where you can find a dazzling sapphire. Most jewelers will display at least one sapphire necklace and bracelet in the front window of their store, especially during the colder months.
The wide variety makes sapphire jewelry extremely popular for those who love these September birthstone pieces.
Do not let yourself be limited by what most pickup at a jewelry store; broaden your search to include the less conventional. Buy a sapphire engagement ring, speak the language of love in a new and exciting way and leave the diamond and its price tag behind. Sapphires are known for their notable clarity, even when naturally mined, so you should have no issue signing a gorgeous piece of jewelry into your collection.
It is important not to rely on a visual search alone. Always consider speaking to a jewelry consultant at a reputable store first. They will be able to tell you about any vibrant lab-created blues in their repertoire or naturals that display a close sign to perfection; they can also direct you to any two-tone gemstones that they have available in the store. When the elements work correctly, they can produce this stone with two different colors to catch the eye, which is something that a gem-quality diamond cannot do.
You might see a piece that you like, but it is too expensive; request to see similar items that they might have in-store at lower prices. They might even have special offers that are not readily advertised in-store. Imagine getting the perfect pair of earrings on special offer in-store simply because you spoke to the consultant before making up your mind.
In more general terms, during your search, do not be hesitant to speak to store staff who can help you change, select, or consider your options, so you end up with the best value for your money.
While there are many benefits to September’s blue birthstones, there are also some things you need to consider.
You will have to protect your sapphire jewelry from household cleaners and other harsh chemicals. But luckily, the stone is durable, and you will not need to take it to a jewelry store to have it cleaned. You can wash it at home with warm, soapy water.
If you choose not to wear it every day, you should store your sapphire jewelry securely so that it does not roll around in a jewelry box with other items. This would also mean that you do not have the search for the piece when you want to put it on, as it wouldn’t have been rolling around.
This will depend on the type of band or shank on your item, but if engraving is popular, expect to have space for only one or two words on a ring or similar items. Remember then also to double-check the spelling, do an internet text search just to be sure if necessary.
Yes! Sapphires can be cut into this shape. It can also be set in gold or other precious metals. Remember to store your item in its box when not wearing it. Other stones can scratch your gold, and because sapphire is so hard, it can also scratch other jewelry when rolling around. So make sure to store it securely.
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