Sapphires are the hardest precious stone after diamonds and come in a stunning array of colours including blue, violet, green, yellow, orange, pink, purple as well as intermediate hues, making each one truly unique.
The September birthstone is relatively hard, scoring a 9 on the Mohs scale. It has excellent toughness and no cleavage, which is a tendency to break when struck. This makes it a great choice for rings and other mountings subject to daily wear.
Sapphires have been long associated with royalty and romance and are also said to symbolise fidelity and the soul. “Sapphire” comes from the Greek word sappheiros and blue sapphire is one of the most popular coloured stones, in fact Prince William proposed to Kate with Princess Diana’s Sapphire ring. Sapphire is also the gemstone to mark the 45th wedding anniversary.
With their durability and lasting beauty, sapphires are the perfect way to mark a special day and create a cherished family heirloom.