Happy September! We’re celebrating the start of fall in style with September’s birthstone: sapphire. The most common color of the sapphire is blue, but you can also find sapphires in pink, yellow, purple, green and orange. Sapphires are the third hardest mineral (after diamonds and moissanite). Since ancient times, sapphires have represented a promise of honesty, loyalty, purity and trust. They were also thought to have strong medical and protective powers, and were believed to be holy stones by a variety of religions including Catholicism.
Sapphires have been highly prized by royalty for decades. They were often worn to protect them from harm and for good luck when signing treaties. Up until the early 20th century sapphires were the preferred engagement ring stone, however in modern times, royals like Princess Diana and Kate have brought them back into fashion.
Whatever you believe, there’s no denying the beauty of the sapphire. We particularly love combining sapphires with diamonds to make a truly sparkling statement. Here are some of our favorite sapphire and diamond pieces from our vintage and estate collection!
1. 14K WHITE GOLD SAPPHIRE AND DIAMOND DROPS
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2. 14K WHITE GOLD PINK SAPPHIRE AND DIAMOND EARRINGS
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3. 14K TWO-TONE PINK SAPPHIRE AND DIAMOND DROPS
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First up we have a beautiful pair of classic blue sapphire earrings (1). This pair of 14k white gold drop earrings are set with 18 baguette cut sapphires and 76 full cut diamonds. Despite being the most common color, not all sapphires are blue. Pink sapphires are also very popular. Here we have a pair of 14K white gold pink sapphire and diamond earrings (2). The earrings are prong set with two oval cut pink sapphires and 24 full cut diamonds. Finally, we have these darling two-tone earrings set with two pink pear shape sapphires and 14 single cut diamonds (3). You’ll be sure to make a splash wearing any of these beauties!
1. 18K WHITE GOLD SAPPHIRE AND DIAMOND NECKLACE
2. PLATINUM SAPPHIRE AND DIAMOND PENDANT
These necklaces are beautiful examples of how well sapphires and diamonds complement each other. The first is 18k white gold set with 36 round cut sapphires and bead set with 50 full cut diamonds (1). The second is platinum and set with a round cut sapphire, four baguette cut diamonds, and one full cut diamonds creating an “X” shape (2). We love how delicate and cute it is!
ART DECO SAPPHIRE AND DIAMOND PIN
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Looking for your something blue? This vintage 1920’s Art Deco pin is set in platinum with 49 single cut diamonds, one European cut diamond, and 31 baguette cut sapphires. Sapphires have long been associated with loyalty, and, until the early 20th century, were the engagement ring stone of choice. This pin would make the perfect addition to your bridal bouquet or wedding day hair!
1. VINTAGE PLATINUM SAPPHIRE AND DIAMOND BYPASS RING
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2. PLATINUM SAPPHIRE AND DIAMOND RING
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3. VINTAGE STYLE 18K WHITE GOLD SAPPHIRE RING
4. 18K WHITE GOLD SAPPHIRE, PINK SAPPHIRE AND DIAMOND RING
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5. 18K ROSE GOLD PINK SAPPHIRE AND DIAMOND RING
As we mentioned above, up until the early 20th century sapphires were the stone of choice for engagement rings. While they may not be as popular now, they still make an excellent choice if you’re looking for something different or unique. First we have a vintage platinum bypass ring (1). The ring is set with an oval cut sapphire and an old mine cut diamond as well as ten full cut diamonds. Our next sapphire ring is also platinum with an oval cut sapphire, diamond halo and diamond band (2). We also have a vintage style 18k white gold oval sapphire ring (3). Any of these would make a beautiful and unique engagement ring! Even if you’d rather stick with the traditional diamond engagement ring route, sapphires rings are a perfect fashion ring. We love this fun blue and pink sapphire and diamond flexible ring set in 18k white gold (4) for something unique as well as this 18k rose gold pink sapphire and diamond ring set with three round cut sapphires and 52 full cut diamonds (5).