September birthstone: Shop the most brilliant sapphires this month
While sapphires are famous for their "true blue" hue, they actually come in an array of colours! You'll find this precious gem in purple, violet, peach, orange, green, brown, and grey. Those that are transparent and colourless are known as white sapphires. Collectively, they're known as fancy sapphires.
When sapphires develop near the earth's crust, titanium is usually present and this gives the gemstone its blue colour. They're the rarest and most valuable natural blue-coloured gemstone. Sapphires belong to the corundum family, which also includes rubies. Pure corundum is naturally a colourless mineral, which is why there are white sapphires.
September's birthstone is associated with wisdom and serenity. The sapphire is believed to facilitate meditation, calm the mind, and provide mental clarity. Those who subscribe to the stone's healing properties often use it to release mental tension and as a mood booster.
Treat yourself—or surprise a very special person born in September—with this brilliant gem. Our selections this month include coveted sapphire jewellery from Bvlgari, Harry Winston, Van Cleef & Arpels, and Buccellati.
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