Derived from the Latin word “saphirus” and the Greek word “sapheiros” – sapphire is a gemstone associated with the planet Saturn and represents the birthstone for September. This dramatic blue gemstone has been cherished as a stone of symbolic meaning and significance for centuries and has been long enjoyed as a centrepiece to many captivating jewellery designs. The intense blue shade of the sapphire gemstone lends itself to many innovative creations here at Berry’s Jewellers. Our collection of sapphire diamond jewellery designs should offer plenty of inspiration when it comes to buying for oneself or going in search of the perfect September birthday gift idea for a loved one. From sapphire and diamond pendants to three-stone rings, dazzling sapphire and diamond drop earrings and contemporary gemstone bracelets – our assortment of sapphire jewellery designs extends far beyond the few we have selected to showcase today in this September birthstone jewellery guide. For more information, our knowledgeable sales team are always on hand to share their expertise on this classic and much-loved precious gemstone. You can call and speak to one of our jewellery experts on 0113 201 0512.
The history of the sapphire gemstone
It was once believed by rulers of ancient Persia that the sky was painted blue by the reflection of this magnificent gemstone, while a great poet once described the stone as; “the blue of a clear sky just minutes after sundown.”. To others, the rich blue colour of the sapphire gemstone represents the peace and serenity found in heaven. Even ancient lore dictates that the ten commandments were supposedly inscribed upon a tablet of sapphire! Thought to preserve the wearer from envy, Kings were often draped in sapphire gemstones, believing the stone to bring them good luck. To this day, some of the world’s most incredible sapphires are held at The Museum of Natural History in New York, including the “Star of India” weighing a staggering 563 carats.
One of the main benefits of sapphire is how it can complement several precious metal settings. Its intense blue hue, however, works especially well in white gold and platinum settings, cutting through the fire and brilliance of the classic diamond with rays of deep cornflour blue. Whilst you explore our extensive collection of sapphire and diamond jewellery creations here at Berry’s, you will find designs forged from both white gold and platinum. From practical stud earrings that make for great additions to the office to more lavish pendant designs – there is certainly a gift idea to impress every kind of lady, whether a lover of understated, elegant designs or our more eye-catching, decadent creations.
Our favourite Sapphire jewellery picks from Berry’s
Celebrating the stunning blue tones of the sapphire stone at the centre of this radiant design, this three-stone ring will make a great September birthday gift idea but can also symbolise the past, present and future of a relationship, making it ideal for an anniversary present. The design features an oval-cut sapphire held inside a timeless four claw setting, flanked by a single oval-cut diamond at either site. The stones, embraced within their meticulously crafted prong settings, are designed to catch the light effortlessly as the hand moves. This is a simple yet classic design for those in search of a piece of jewellery to wear every single day of the week.
Beautifully simple but modern, this gemstone and diamond bangle will make a wonderful addition to any growing jewellery collection, particularly those who share their birthday with this special gemstone. Delicate square-cut sapphires are alternated by crisp square-cut diamonds and secured firmly inside a modern channel setting. The balance of deep blue tones, scintillating diamonds and smooth channel settings creates a remarkably streamlined design for pairing with formal, evening or daytime attire. This sapphire and diamond bangle will appeal particularly to those with a preference for clean, contemporary jewellery designs.
Conveying a strong feminine essence, these alluring sapphire and diamond drop earrings will look stunning whether paired with formal attire or enjoyed at a special evening event. The design features a beautiful pear-cut sapphire gemstone, held inside a three-claw setting, which hangs from a diamond flower structure. Perfect for wearing throughout the year but particularly during the spring or summer – these pear-cut sapphire flower drop earrings will add a touch of colour to elegant attire. Meticulously carved marquise-cut diamonds create the petal-like formation around one single round brilliant-cut diamond held inside a claw setting. This flower structure completes this unique design perfectly – with sapphires weighing 2.38 carats and diamonds amounting to a total of 0.80 carats.
In this design, the sapphire gemstone is represented as a step-cut octagonal shape and framed by a halo of scintillating diamonds. The design is slightly Art Déco-inspired and will appeal not only to September babies but those who appreciate the rich and magnificent blue tones of the popular sapphire gemstone. The blue precious stone is enhanced by claw-set round brilliant-cut diamonds and attached to a white gold trace chain that measures 38cm. The design is crafted from 18ct white gold, with the sapphire weighing 1.32 carats and the diamond cluster formation amounting to 0.67 carats.
Lastly – simple and understated but incredibly modern, these gemstone and diamond half hoop earrings feature marquise-cut stones positioned over the front half of the hoop only. Crafted from 18ct white gold, these sapphire half hoop earrings promise to look modern and clean when paired with formal or elegant attire. The design features alternating marquise-cut sapphires and diamonds set into a white gold hoop and fastening with a classic post in hook clasp. The stones are mounted inside two claw settings, enabling maximin light to penetrate the faceted edges of each stone for a captivating display of colour and panache.