September Birthstone Jewelry - The Sapphire

A variety of the mineral corundum, sapphires are typically blue but also come in a range of every color in the rainbow except red. Sapphires get their beautiful colors from traces of iron, chromium, titanium and other elements. When “sapphire” is used on its own it usually refers to a blue sapphire.

History

For centuries, sapphire has adorned the robes of clergy members and royalty. The association with royalty and romance was reinforced in 1981, when Lady Diana Spencer received a sapphire engagement ring from Prince Charles. Ancient cultures believed that sapphires protected their owners from envy and harm.

Color

Sapphires come in every color of the rainbow. Color saturation and tone are the most important elements when valuing a sapphire. Highly valued sapphires range from velvety blue to violet blue, in medium to dark tones.

Symbolism

Sapphire symbolizes sincerity, truth, faithfulness, and nobility.


Latest Arrivals - September Birthstone Jewelry

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sapphire and baguette diamond gypsy band 18k yellow gold

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mine cut diamonds and sapphire ring in yellow gold circa 1890

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Vintage 3 blue sapphire white gold filigree ring

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Lovely rosey hued 12k gold belcher setting with grooved details. The term Belcher refers to the unique design popular in the late 1800's. The way the prongs that hold the stone are part of the entirety of the ring, this style offers a sleek look while keeping the ring profile close to the finger. This pretty ring is set with a .25 carat natural blue sapphire. Circa 1880.

Details.....Currently a size 7, this ring comes with one free sizing. The front of the ring measures 5.9mm wide and the band measures 3.8mm. In Very Good Condition. You should always expect some wear on vintage and antique jewels, we consider it part of the charm.

Layaway available, contact us for details.

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This new design by Carley is a perfect layering piece. She chooses a complementary group of Natural Gemstones and combines them in an arc. Well crafted and delicate, I'm sure you'll find yourself wearing yours every day as I do mine.

As each Necklace is made to order they may vary slightly from the picture. Please allow 1 to 2 weeks for these to be made especially for you.

If you would like more details please contact us.

All of our pieces arrive in a box suitable for gifting

Materials: 14k white gold, and natural sapphires in varying shades.

Measurements: The Length, 17". The arc 1".

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Pretty flowers adorn every link of this 1920's, 10k white gold filigree bracelet. The decorative central panel holds a lab grown sapphire. The new technology of creating synthetic gemstones was all the rage in the early 20th century and therefore very popular with consumers of the era. This bracelet is by Belias, the American Jewelry manufacturer that invented and patented white gold in the US in 1918. Always well crafted with attention to detail, Belias is a cut above.

Details....The bracelet measures 7.25" long, the center measures 11mm wide and the links are 4.8mm wide. In excellent antique condition. You should always expect some wear on vintage and antique jewels, we consider it part of the charm.

Layaway available, contact us for details.

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Elegant Signature Packaging Included

Elegant Signature Packaging Included

Elegant Signature Packaging Included


Lovely Words From Past Customers

"I adore my ring (1940s white gold with diamonds and lab sapphires) and can't wait to come in and have it sized with y'all. Thank you again. You made one of the happiest events of my life even more special with your incredible product. All the best,"

Kate & Derek

15 SEP 2018, 8:42

"Bought my Engagement ring here & it's So Beautiful!!! Vintage 1940's Sapphire & Diamonds in a Platinum seething. Their jewelry is Amazing & Great Customer Service!!!"

Kelly Smith

20 MAR 2019, 12:21

"I saw a ring I loved online and asked a ton of questions via Facebook messenger. They were so responsive and helpful! The whole process was so simple and the ring was shipped in no time. It's BEAUTIFUL! It fits just perfectly and I couldn't be happier! Thank you!"

Betty Rivera

15 SEP 2017, 14:42


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Interested in Learning About Jewelry Through the Eras?

MOURNING IN THE VICTORIAN PERIOD
INSTALLMENT 1 OF THE IDENTIFLY SERIES

-Paula Bixel - Proprietor

"Wearing jewelry in remembrance of our beloved dead is a tradition that originated in the 16th century, but the fashion for mourning jewelry reached its height during the reign of Queen Victoria. Victorian mourning jewelry, particularly those pieces dating to the earlier part of this era, are of special interest to lovers of antique jewelry due to its uniquely personal nature; few other styles of jewelry allow such an intimate glimpse into the past." (read the rest of the blog post here)


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