GEMOLOGUE CURATION OF THE BEST SAPPHIRE BIRTHSTONE JEWELLERY FOR SEPTEMBER

Dear, Virgos! September birthstone jewellery stands for sapphire. How lucky you are to have a hypnotising blue sapphire as your birthstone! Astrologically speaking, it’s meant to boost your inner strong energy, confidence and will power. But even the non-September babies like me can wear sapphire with an intention of projecting the same qualities! In general I consider my personality pretty strong (some of you may know it to well haha), so having the gemstone close to me feels truly empowering!

 

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Craftsmanship is as important as the quality of a gemstone itself (as this Bucellati pedant proves). Do you agree on that?

Sapphire BIO: ⁠
💎 NAME: Sapphire (deriving from Greek sappheiros)⁠
💎 MONTH: September⁠
💎 PLANET: Saturn⁠
💎 FAMILY: Corundum⁠
💎 QUALITIES: Fidelity, peace, divine favour ⁠

 

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The world’s most famous engagement ring is Kate Middleton’s and Princess Diana’s sapphire.⁠ Do you know anyone who got engaged in the last couple of months? Virginia Woolf said, ‘What does the brain matter compared with the heart?’ ⁠Answer: Nothing! Always listen to your heart Every single day, on a subconscious level, our minds are influenced by the world around. That’s why I feel the most valuable decisions should come from within us. Intuition is that quiet voice that we should really listen to. It’s never wrong!⁠ ⁠

 

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BOW down to sapphire! Did you know a bow is a symbol of mystery, anticipation and beauty. Having appeared in jewellery as early as Roman times it probably originates with the superstition of tying a tiny ribbon around the finger. Meant to remind its wearer of something or someone, the decorative knot to this day signifies love, friendship and affection.

 

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Sapphire magic trick! Check the newest GEMOLOGUE jewellery podcast’s episode with Mike Saatji of Mike Joseph Jewellery in which we solve the mystery of invisible setting! I⁠ wouldn’t mind being surprised with a sapphire ring. Especially as the gemstone itself represents so many beautiful values. In ancient times a gift of September gemstone was even considered a pledge of trust an honesty. Enchanted by the deep blue I can clearly see why.

 

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Can you tell what’s the difference between tanzanite and sapphire? GEMOLOGIST SAYS: The name “sapphire” can also apply to any gemstone within corundum family! It also includes so-called “fancy sapphires” which come in violet, green, yellow, orange, pink and purple hues. Some of them even seem to change their colour throughout the day!⁠

 

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I can hear it roar! Do you own any brooches?⁠ Animal inspired designs in jewellery always catch my attention. Trésors d’Afrique collection has been no exception. As a result of collaboration between Chaumet and Paris-based Kenyan artist – Evans Mbugua it is a glamorous celebration of African fauna and flora. Consisting of six brooches that can innovatively be turned into earrings Trésors d’Afrique honours majestic femininity as well as cultural mix of Nairobi and Paris.

 

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Recipe for a perfect ring by Picchiotti: a dose of octagonal blue sapphire spiced up with round diamonds. What do you think about the idea of expandable jewellery?⁠ Creativity of jewellery designers seems to have no limits. With each piece I try on I am more and more convinced of that. Today I wanted to share with you this Xpanable full eternity octagonal sapphire band. Picchiotti known for their traditional designs inspired by classical art uses invisible technology allowing precious gemstone bracelets and rings to expand.The problem of sizing is finally fixed!

 

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Shades of moonlight. White gold, blue sapphires, black opals and diamonds – which stone of this Piagets’s necklace you feel driven by the most?⁠ I am obsessed with blue! Whether it’s jewellery, clothing, interior design – for as long as I remember I have been strongly driven to its calming yet powerful shades! I guess it’s my “blue mania” that influenced deep love for sapphires! FUN FACT: Sapphires come in a variety of colours. The most valuable ones possess deep and vivid colour saturation, regardless of their hue! ⁠

 

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Sapphire magic. Which one of these sculptural rings is your type? You wouldn’t believe how many sapphire related superstitions are out there! Generally, the hypnotic blue gemstones are said to project love and happiness for their owners But according to Buddhist tradition, sapphires also possess special powers to induce trances! And now close you eyes and count to 5…

 

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Wishing you beautiful afternoon from the bottom of my sapphire heart! GEMOLOGIST TIP: If you’re looking for a sapphire to buy ALWAYS request for a laboratory certificate! ⁠ Sapphire jewels are like ice cream – you can hardly resist them! This jewellery interpretation of an ice cream cone by Georg Spreng is a deliciously intriguing creation by Georg Spreng. What would I do to add it to my collection!

 

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Power duo by Glenn Spiro! Every sapphire has its diamond – send this article to your best friend. Only one thing in nature can scratch a sapphire (9 on the Mohs Scale). And that is diamond (10 on the Mohs Scale). Wearing your sapphires on a daily basis you don’t need to be overly cautious. Durability of September gemstones makes them perfect for engagement rings, meant to last forever!

 

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Countless shades of sapphire. Kashmir Sapphire – a trade name for the finest variety of blue sapphire. Being so rare that can be hardly even seen the gemstone is an epitome of royalty and nobility. The velvet-like texture makes it the top-quality and that translates to its high prices.

 

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Sapphire stands for 5th wedding anniversary!This celestial cuff reminds me of starry nights in the summer. Designed for Piaget’s Sunlight Escape collection it gracefully captures the spirit of love reflected in the Mediterranean Sea. The composition of precious gemstones in explosive colours is a miniature art piece that can be proudly worn on your wrist.

 

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Fragrance check. It’s amazing how specific scents have the power to take you to a particular place and time. Do you share my love for rose perfumes? This gold Melie Jewelry⁠’s pedant reminded me of my love for perfumes/ My current day favourites are Rose Of No Man’s by Byredo and Lesedi La Rona III by Graf. If you haven’t figure it out yet – I am absolutely rose obsessed! At the moment I am dreaming of adding another rose-scented perfume to my collection – especially Rose Prick by Tom Fordb. Also, I wouldn’t say no to Gucci’s the Alchemist’s Garden A Forgotten Rose, as well as to Rose Bulgare Composee by Henry Jacques, and to Amorem Rose Pur by @ Shalini Parfum!

 

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Regal beauty by Faberge If you were a queen/king with unlimited sources of gemstones – what jewels would you wear? ⁠Ahhh, I could drawn in the hypnotising rich blue of sapphire… Its deep shade for ages has been associated with royalty. In middle ages jewels adorned with royal blue sapphires were worn by kings. Believed to possess a protective power against the worst enemies, these regal gemstones could surely win a war!

 

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I absolutely love talking to people who inspire me! Who shall I interview for the next jewellery podcast? A name to remember! Anthony Lent of Anthony Lent Jewelry⁠. Make sure to check out GEMOLOGUE jewellery podcast on iTunes! In the latest episode Tony Lent is sharing his exciting jewellery journey with me! Grab a cup of sencha tea and get inspired just as I did!

 

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tanzanite or sapphire? Share your guesses of these Chopard’s earrings in the comments. CONFESSION: Keep it between us, but sometimes, depending on the lightning, I struggle to distinguish tanzanites from sapphires. When there is no bluish purple tint visible, the resemblance is so strong!

 

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Picked up at Christie’s. Do you follow jewellery auctions? ⁠Such a dream… If I could pick any rock in the world this rich blue sapphire would be it! My dream ring is one of the beauties I found at a jewellery auction. Being a valuable source of beautiful jewels, auctions help to understand a lot about jewellery itself, pricing, and gemstones. ⁠

 

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Name a celebrity who could not resist wearing these extravagant diamond jewels! I know, I went bold with these statement pieces by Lorraine Schwartz! I can only imagine how the rich shades of gemstones and glamorous designs turn heads at cocktail parties! No wonder why it’s hardly possible to find a celebrity who never wore this New York – based designer’s pieces on a red carpet. Trying on some of them I felt like a true movie star!

 

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Sapphire accent – just like my English with a touch of Russian.What does the shape of this earring by Vak Jewellery remind you of? ⁠

GEMOLOGIST ANSWERS: ⁠

❓ Are heated gemstones less valuable than unheated ones?⁠
📘 Yes, there is a clear price difference. Being so rare to find, natural unheated sapphires are more valuable.⁠

❓Why are sapphires heated?⁠
📘The process is meant to improve their colour and clarity, as well as remove colour zoning⁠.

❓Is there a visible difference between natural and heated sapphires?⁠
📘 No. Without profound gemological knowledge it’s almost impossible to differentiate the two types. ⁠⁠

 

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What’s the first thing you notice about these Glenn Spiro jewels’ rings? The unique band layered with sapphires or diamonds?⁠ FUN FACT: The engagement ring given by Napoleon Bonaparte to his beloved Josephine in 1796 was sold at auction in 2013 at almost million dollars! The gold ring was set with a two-stone pear-shaped sapphire and a pear-shaped diamond facing opposite directions.

 

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Interesting Facts Of Sapphire That May Surprise You! ⁠

⁠💙 In ancient times a gift of sapphire was considered a pledge of trust and honesty⁠

💙 Featuring an 12-carat oval blue sapphire surrounded by diamonds, the world’s most famous engagement ring was given to Princess Diana (now worn by Kate Middleton). ⁠

💙 Qualities represented by sapphire include fidelity, peace and divine favour⁠

💙 According to Buddhist tradition, sapphires possess special powers to induce trances⁠

💙 Sapphires come in almost every colour of the rainbow! ⁠

LET ME KNOW IN COMMENTS WHAT MAKES SAPPHIRE SO SPECIAL TO YOU?⁠

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Jewellery blogger, writer Liza Urla, the founder of GEMOLOGUE, is a London-based and NYC-educated gemologist, who has travelled to and lived in many countries. She is now one of the most influential digital jewellery tastemakers. Her jewellery influence has been acknowledged by Financial Times, The New York Times, Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar.

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