The Lure of Sapphire
Enthralled by the beauty and unique qualities of different gemstones, Adel has always been particularly attracted to sapphire. With its captivating color and mesmerizing hues, the sapphire is one of the world’s most sought-after stones that not only comes with a rich history but is notable for its designation as September's birthstone. Continue reading to explore the history and mythology behind this vibrant, colored stone.
Types of Sapphire
Sapphire and ruby belong to a family called "corundum", which refers to a rock-forming mineral with a hardness that can scratch almost every other mineral except diamonds. Though recognized for its rich royal blue hue, sapphires actually occur in a wide variety of colors including violet, green, yellow, orange, pink, purple, and intermediate hues.
A well-cut sapphire will be symmetrical, ensuring the light properly reflects from the stone at all the right angles in order to enhance its radiance and luster. Oval, round, cushion, and emerald are the most common sapphire shapes.
While sapphires can be found all over the world, the majority of the best sapphires can be found in Sri Lanka, Madagascar, Australia, Tanzania, and in the state of Montana.
Believed to symbolize prosperity, truth, and sincerity, the sapphire is a gemstone that’s been cherished for thousands of years. Sapphire has been linked with divine power and was commonly associated with royalty while admired for its charm and healing powers.
In ancient Rome and Greece, the sapphire was seen as a protective stone. Wealthy, powerful families were convinced that the vibrant blue stone could guard them from envy, harm, and bad spirits. According to Ancient Persian belief, the Earth sat on a sapphire and reflected its color into the blue sky.
Our Sapphire Jewelry
This highly coveted blue stone has made a memorable mark throughout history and is a must-have in any jewelry collection. At Adel Chefridi, you can explore a wide selection of sapphire fine jewelry pieces for any occasion. Below, we’ve gathered a handful of our favorite sapphire pieces that you can shop now or add to your wishlist.
Our Beaded Sapphire Necklace is the perfect sapphire fine jewelry piece to add to your collection. Versatile for both day or night wear, this brilliantly blue beaded necklace plays well with other necklaces for a charming layered look.
Our Le Plume Earrings bring a sense of royalty to the modern day. Handcrafted in 18K yellow gold, these stunning sapphire and diamond earrings are reminiscent of the shimmering tail feathers of a peacock. Perfect for an evening out, these dangling earrings add a boosted look of elegance.
Bursting with bold, blue color, our Organic Prong Set Ring is the perfect choice for those seeking a beautiful eye-catching piece. A richly-hued sapphire is handset in yellow gold with white gold prongs and features a sapphire halo with a diamond accented band. Wear this as a striking statement ring or as a spectacular alternative engagement ring.
The perfect piece for celebrating the month of September, our Sapphire North Star Pendant adds effortless elegance to any look. This charming sapphire pendant is handcrafted in 18K yellow gold and features a blue sapphire center stone surrounded by floret charms, enhanced with a blue sapphire center stone and sparkling diamonds. This gorgeous pendant is beautiful on its own or can be layered with other simple necklaces.