I love September, and I know I'm not alone. September marks the autumn equinox -- when the last sunny days of summer give way to the beauty of fall leaves and the excitement of approaching holidays. In fashion, it's time to start gathering our boots, jackets, and hats. And in our continuing look at monthly birthstones, it's time to appreciate the true blue sapphires of September.
The velvety blue color of sapphire makes this gemstone a perfect match for the brilliant blue skies of autumn. Sapphires are one of the original precious gemstones, along with diamonds, rubies, and emeralds, so you'll find them in a lot of spectacular jewelry, usually surrounded by sparkling diamonds. Yet you can wear sapphires every day. This season, especially, turns up the shine factor with yellow gold, big rings, dangling earrings, and glittery pendants.
"Time in a Bottle" September birthstone necklace
Sapphire and diamond cross pendant
Annello sapphire and diamond pendant necklace
Ballerina estate ring
Miadora three-stone sapphire ring
Angelina D'Andrea leaf-style sapphire and diamond accent ring
Annello blue sapphire ring
Special Occassion Jewelry
Miadora dangling sapphire and diamond earrings
Sapphire and diamond stud earrings
Miadora diamond-studded sapphire bracelet
As the casual styles of summer transition to the dressier apparel of fall and winter, consider adding some glamour to your style with sapphires -- even if you're not celebrating a September birthday. After all, we've been making ourselves prettier with precious gemstones for hundreds of years.
What type of jewelry is your favorite for colorful gems? Do you have a favorite in your own collection?
Posted by Shawna Edwards