A gem loved by royalty, the lusciously hued sapphire is also the birthstone for the month of September. Gemvara offers four shades of sapphire to customize with (blue sapphire, pink sapphire, yellow sapphire, and white sapphire), but sapphires actually come in every color except red. That’s because the red version of the stone is, in fact, actually a ruby, as both sapphire and ruby come from the mineral corundum.
Sapphires are widely popular and have been used as the center stone of engagement rings for centuries, but have been popularized in the modern times by Princess Diana and Duchess Kate Middleton. It’s also said that the Heart of the Ocean from the movie Titanic was based on an actual sapphire lost at sea on that fateful voyage.
Celebrating a birthday this September? Sapphire jewelry is the perfect gift, especially when you can pick the shade of sapphire you love most on Gemvara. Which shade of sapphire is your favorite?