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September’s Birthstone: Sapphire

Lucky old September babies. Not only are they statistically more likely to be picked for the England football team, they also have an additional excuse to adorn their jewellery box with the brilliant, twinkly blue jewels we know as sapphires.

Highly desirable, the sapphire’s strong, timeless beauty and rich hues are widely associated with royalty and romance.

Sapphires are extremely durable (almost as hard as diamonds). They come in a rainbow of colours (except red, which we know as rubies), but the most sought after sapphires are crystal clear, eye-clean stones in an intense, velvety royal blue. 

Here are some of our best antique and vintage sapphires for this month:

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