September may have passed this year, but it’s never too early to be prepared for those special birthdays coming around in the autumn of 2021. Here are some sapphire birthstone jewellery gifts that you should consider for your loved one’s next birthday.
But first – let’s take a look at the significance of sapphires!
What is the Meaning Behind Sapphires?
Throughout recorded history, sapphires have been considered powerful and special gemstones. Coming from the Greek word ‘sappherios’, meaning ‘blue’, many ancient civilizations believed that the Earth rested upon an enormous sapphire, which reflected onto the sky and made it blue. Can you imagine how many carats that sapphire would have to be?!
Sapphires have a regal history, frequently being associated with kings, queens, and other rulers who were believed to have a direct connection to a God. Symbolising truth and commitment, sapphires are an excellent stone to remind someone of your love. They are a physical sign of your loyalty and devotion to some special, and as such, they are the perfect September gift.
Outside of the ancient world, sapphires are still linked to royalty and power. They are often the chosen stone of romance for those in leadership roles. Napoleon Bonaparte proposed to his love, Josephine, using a sapphire ring, and Princess Diana was also the recipient of a sapphire engagement ring from Prince Charles. That same sapphire engagement ring was used by Prince William to propose to Kate Middleton in 2011. Could there be any more signs that sapphires are the way to go?
But, let’s get back on track: sapphire birthstone jewellery gifts.
First things first.
A sapphire necklace is a stunning way of showing the person you love how much you care. Whether it’s a simple sapphire pendant, or an intricate statement necklace with sapphires and diamonds, there’s something for every budget among September birthstone jewellery. More than that, there are sapphires in every shape and size imaginable, so you’re guaranteed to find something perfect for your loved one.
If you choose a sapphire necklace, it can be the kind of gift that your loved one can wear every day. Sapphires are one of the toughest gemstones on the market, so they’re suitable for frequent use. Furthermore, sapphire necklaces are much less likely to see potential damage than items like bracelets, as they sit close to the body and don’t generally get in harm’s way. If your September starlet has different ideas of what makes beautiful jewellery, however, then maybe rings would be more appropriate?
When it comes to diverse jewellery, sapphire rings really take the cake. Every significant jewellery movement that has happened in the last couple of centuries can be seen in sapphire rings. From Victorian pieces right up to the most contemporary designs. If your giftee likes Art Deco styles, there’s a plethora of Art Deco sapphire rings out there just waiting to be selected. If they prefer the soft shapes and curves of Art Nouveau, sapphires adorn bountiful Art Nouveau jewellery, too.
If you’re interested in searched for something very special, a lot of vintage sapphire rings have hallmarks indicating their specific date of creation. You could try find a vintage sapphire ring celebrating the same birthday as your loved one! Even down to the minutiae of design and style, sapphire rings have a lot to offer. There are pear cut sapphires, Ceylon sapphires, toi et moi sapphire rings, sapphire eternity rings, sapphire trilogy rings – and believe me when I tell you that this is the very tip of the iceberg.
This can be overwhelming, and it’s understandable. If you’re interested in getting sapphire birthstone jewellery for someone special but don’t know where to begin, try getting a good look at the jewellery they already own. See if there are any patterns, a certain shape of stone, for example, or what colour the metal is. You can use the common themes you identify to discover what would be the best gift for them next time their birthday rolls around.
Earrings of any form are always a safe bet for birthdays. They’re beautiful, they’re among the most perfect of accessories, and – just like with sapphire rings – they come in every style imaginable. If it’s a significant birthday that’ll be on the horizon, consider formal sapphire and diamond earrings. Earrings that drop from the lobe are always stunning, and they give your loved one an opportunity to show off some class and sophistication.
If your special someone is more practical, preferring to keep things simple, then sapphire studs are something they can wear and appreciate every day. Consider a shade of sapphire that suits them well, and opt for a shape that’s classic and refined. Round and oval cut stones are the best for this, possibly emerald cut if the giftee likes their hard, geometric shapes.
Bracelets in general can be a tricky gift to get right, but if you find something that can suit your loved one’s style then you’re in the money! When it comes to fine jewellery, bracelets tend to go one of two ways; either they’re understated pieces that can be worn for smart-casual affairs, or they’re over-the-top glamour that’s best reserved for weddings, New Year’s Eve, and other black-tie-worthy events. If you and yours find yourselves going to a lot of events that are deserving of evening gowns and bowties, then perhaps the large and in charge style of sapphire bracelet if the direction for you.
Most mortals, however, aren’t so lucky to be attending fancy formals so often, in which case something a little more understated might be the better way to go. Sapphire tennis bracelets are a highly glamorous but simplified way of wearing sapphires on the wrist. As well as cabochon-cut sapphires – this is where there are no hard edges to the stone. This cut can make any gemstone seem more suitable for everyday wear, making it very popular.
So, there are the basics of sapphire birthstone jewellery gifts. If you’re trying to find a different angle for sapphire jewellery, consider brooches or hair accessories – you might find something surprising. Beyond that, it’s all down to you now. Good luck and happy gifting! You’ve got this!