Sapphires, with their rich blues, are one of the world’s favorite gemstones. At a 9.0 on the Mohs scale, they’re also a durable gemstone that you can safely wear every day, either as a September birthstone ring or for some other occasion. Learn more about sapphire engagement rings, and find the perfect vintage ring for your loved one in our carefully curated collection.
About September Birthstone Rings
While blue is the most common and popular color for sapphires, so much so that sapphire is a synonym for blue, it also comes in a variety of colors, including white, yellow, green, orange, pink, and purple. There is no such thing as a red sapphire, though. Sapphire is a type of corundum, and red corundum is a ruby.
September Birthstone Ring Designs
Sapphires were also especially popular for their bold colors during the Art Deco era, when larger, geometric rings with bright colors were in vogue. Sapphire is the traditional birthstone for September and the symbolic gemstone for the fifth and forty-fifth wedding anniversaries.
Historic Mines - The most valuable sapphires come from Kashmir. They’re famous for their rare cornflower blue color. Burmese sapphires (from Myanmar) are also known for a deep darker blue color. Ceylon sapphires are the most affordable sapphire and are a lighter shade of blue.
- Rare Gemstones - Many sapphires are heated to intensify the blue. This is a permanent and widely accepted treatment, though untreated stones are more valuable because of their rarity.
- Rare Eras - Sapphires were popular in both Greek and Roman cultures, as well as during the Victorian, Edwardian and Art Deco eras when colored gemstones were particularly favored.
- Celebrity Gemstone- Lady Diana Spencer’s engagement ring, which Prince William gave to Kate Middleton, is a sapphire. It weighs 12 carats.
Find The Perfect September Birthstone Ring
You can’t go wrong with one of our gorgeous vintage sapphire rings, whether you want to propose like a royal or pick one as a September birthstone ring. To find the perfect vintage sapphire ring for the love of your life, explore our collection of sapphire engagement rings today.