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September Birthstone - Sapphires

September 15th 2021 by Jessica Mar

The Elegance of a Royal Gemstone

Get your Tiara’s ready ladies!

If you are one of the special people to be born in September, your birthstone is a favourite amongst the Royals – the Sapphire.

When you hear sapphire jewellery you think Princess Diana and the Duchess of Cambridge herself, Kate Middleton. That iconic 12ct Oval Ceylon Sapphire surrounded by a halo of dazzling diamonds has been a royal focus point since it first graced the fingers of the Princess of Wales back in 1981.

40 years on and it is still looking fabulous following Kate’s Motherhood Journey.

 Blue Sapphire and Diamond Rings Kate Middleton Princess Diana  - Blog Imagery 1

The most desired sapphire colour must be the Royal Blue ‘Ceylon’ Sapphire with most people assuming that, that is the only colour sapphires are found in. Well we have news for you; Sapphires are available in a palette of spectacular colours from violets to cosmopolitan pinks to suit everyone’s desires.

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Physical Properties

Belonging to the Corundum family along with ruby, corundum in its pure form is completely colourless; the colour is a result of transition elements present at the time of its formation. For example because of Australia’s iron rich earth, we produce a majority of the world’s dark blue, blue-black natural sapphires.

Colours / Varieties
Blue, Green, Violet, Yellow, Orange, Pink, Black, Parti-coloured, Colour Change
Chemical Composition:
Corundum Family: Aluminium Oxide (Al₂O₃) Traces of Iron (Fe), Titanium (Ti) and Chromium (Cr) will determine the colour.
Mohs scale of hardness:

                                 As Seen On  

   Bond Street Jewellers Ceylon Blue Sapphire Diamond Dress Ring - Imagery 3

Bond Street Jewellers Instagram


Zoey Deutch wears Harry Winston Ceylon Blue Sapphire and Diamond Pendant and Earrings at 2020 Golden Globes - Imagery 4
Zoey Deutch at 2020 Golden Globe Awards
Photo: Daniele Venturelli