If you came into this world during the joyous month of September, your birthstone is a sapphire. What’s not to like about that?

katesapphireSapphires have been prized by kings, high priests and various rich folks for thousands of years. The gem is usually a shade of blue, though purple, yellow and green sapphires are not uncommon. Royalty, by the way, still loves them. Prince William actually proposed to Kate Middleton by giving her his mother’s 18 carat blue sapphire engagement ring.

Sapphire Dreams

There are all sorts of legends surrounding sapphires. Medieval people believed they attracted heavenly blessings, and that they symbolized chastity and purity. Ancient Persians thought the entire earth sat atop a huge sapphire. Kudos to them for always thinking big when it came to jewelry.

We don’t know where you’ll find a sapphire that big, but you can see the largest known one on the planet by dropping in on The National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C.. There, you’ll find the Logan Sapphire, the world’s largest faceted one, which weighs in at a huge 423 carats or 84.6 grams.

In addition to being September’s birthstone, sapphire is the traditional gift stone for a 5th or 45th wedding anniversary.

Two Engagement Beauties
Try these two variations on a gorgeous sapphire engagement ring from our friends at Irish Celtic Jewels. Two Celtic knots fit perfectly into a design that’s super sharp and fresh-looking. If you like sparkle, you’ll get it from the diamonds that finish off these beauties.

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