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Birthstone of the Month: Sapphire

Each birthstone is said to possess unique spiritual qualities and symbolism for the wearer. Associated with the twelve months and zodiac signs of the year, every month represents a different precious gemstone. For those born in September, Sapphire is the chosen birthstone. These alluring gemstones hold symbolic qualities and sapphires have strong associations with protection. Blue sapphire is said to bring prosperity, love, kindness and wealth to the wearer. Whilst yellow sapphires are believed to represent wisdom, success and creativity.

The word “sapphire” derives from the Latin word “sapphirus” and the Greek word “sappheiros” which is used to describe the intense colour of the gemstone. Sapphires are commonly known and admired for their intense vivid blue or deeper dark blue colour. Many of our clients are also surprised to learn that sapphires are also naturally discovered in many other stunning colours such as yellow, orange, green, blue, pink and clear(white).

Revered for their breathtaking beauty and strength, Sapphires are discovered in many parts of the world. The largest deposits are found in Australia, Asia (Afghanistan, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, China, Africa (Cameroon, Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar, Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda, Tanzania) and the Americas (Colombia, United States). This is where they begin their journey to be cut, polished, and crafted into fine jewellery pieces we know and admire.

View our Horizon Ring here

At Janai our favourite Sapphires originate from Australia. Sapphires discovered within the Australian and Montana mines produce exceptional colour varieties with varying hues. Australian Parti Sapphires feature an incredible combination of greens and yellows displayed through striking patterns within the stone. The complexity in their colouring is the by-product of varying levels of minerals within the Sapphire - making each stone truly unique. Australia produces a selection of expressive stones, each distinctive with one of a kind patterns and individual colour-zoning.  

View our TERRA collection here

Our TERRA Sapphire rings are handcrafted with these extraordinary stones. Look closely to observe their variety of colour and consider which designs speak to you. Our collection features designs paired with contrasting 18ct Yellow Gold and 18ct White Gold which are set with glistening white diamonds. Janai also offers the choice of loose gemstones for those searching for something a little more unique. Together with our design team you can create an  original design using our Sapphires, especially for you.

Sapphires offer a sophistication for those wanting a unique Engagement Ring that is a little different. They can be created in both vintage or more contemporary designs for a show-stopping ring.

Sapphire is rated 9 on the Mohs scale of hardness. This strength and durability is second only to diamonds. Sapphire is a very hard stone that is difficult to scratch, making them a highly desirable option for rings. Sapphire is more than appropriate for everyday wear. However Sapphire can be crafted into many other exceptional pieces such as earrings, pendants and bracelets.

Our South East Asian Designs feature natural sapphires showcasing the magnificent and vibrant jewels. 

View our Oval cut Sapphire Necklace here 

View our Cluster Sapphire necklace here 

As the birthstone of September, sapphire embodies bold beauty and strength. Some are drawn towards their spiritual meaning and symbolic qualities, others for the vivid and beautiful colour and strength. Either way - these captivating gemstones fit for every piece of fine jewellery.

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