Alliteration aside, the Sapphire truly is a beautiful stone. For those lucky enough to be born in September, the first month of Spring in the Southern Hemisphere, it also happens to be your birthstone. The Sapphire is typically known as a cornflower to midnight blue coloured gem. However, few realise that this rare stone can also be found in other natural shades including vibrant pinks, yellow, orange, green and violet.
What makes Sapphires that little bit extra special is that the vast majority are found right here in Australia, mostly in New South Wales and sunny Queensland. If you happen to be wearing a Sapphire today, chances are that stone was found right here in your backyard (figuratively speaking of course).
For those interested in the meaning behind Sapphires, this classic gemstone is said to protect the wearer from harm and envy from others. It also symbolises truth, faithfulness and sincerity.
In terms of fashion, Sapphires can be considered a classic and a staple item for any jewellery lover. With its wide range of blue tones as well as varying colours, this gem is bound to find a place in any jewellery box and in the regular rotation of accessories. With the trends edging towards bold monochrome black and white this Spring, a splash of blue or vibrant pink sapphire colour is the perfect choice for that pop of contrasting colour to help you stand out from the crowd.
Monochrome styles at the Myer Spring 2015 launch. Pic courtesy of AAP Image
We’ve also seen a lot of bright colours on this season’s runway including standout fuchsia, neon lime and lilac colours from Alex Perry. All of which would be the perfect complement for that statement sapphire piece.
Alex Perry showing us once again how it’s done with these gorgeous runway styles.
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Whether you’re following runway trends or keeping your style classic and timeless, a Sapphire is one of those gemstones you cannot resist. To see our range of Sapphire jewellery, head to our Sapphire page on the website.