Sapphire is September's birthstone, a gem that's been admired for centuries. The Sapphire is well known for its vibrant, electric blue colour however, this birthstone is available in a myriad of other colours. Presenting a rainbow of possibilities for birthday and anniversary gifts alike.
The September birthstone embodies sincerity, truth, faithfulness and nobility. For hundreds of years, Sapphires have been worn by royalty and adorned priests. Aristocratic ancient Greeks and Romans believed that wearing Sapphires shielded them from harm and envy, whilst Priests of the Middle Ages wore Sapphires to represent the Heavens. Medieval Persians were convinced that the earth rested on a large Sapphire making the sky blue.
“Sapphire”, derived from the Latin and Greek words sapphirus or sappheiros, is a member of the Corundum gemstone family. Another famous Corundum gem is the Ruby with its iconic red colour. Sapphires are also available in blue, black, white, pink, peach, orange, yellow, green, teal, and purple - There is a sapphire colour to suit everyone.
In more recent years Sapphires have been the precious gem of choice amongst celebrities, one of the most coveted being the 12ct Sapphire engagement ring chosen by Princess Diana, then given by Prince William to Kate Middleton, now the Duchess of Cambridge. Other stars that adore electric Sapphires are Victoria Beckham, Penelope Cruz and Elizabeth Taylor.
History will always remember The Blue Giant of the Orient, a whopping 466 carats, it is the largest faceted Sapphire in the world, shrouded in mystery the precious gem disappeared in 1907, only re-emerging this century.
There is a Sapphire colour for everyone, explore our Kaleidoscope and Cirque collections to see how unique the Corundom (Sapphire) family is. - Justin McCabe
Gorgeous Sapphires have always been a gem of choice, we have a variety of different pieces that are exclusive to Gerard McCabe, the Kaleidoscope collection captures the individuality of each natural sapphire, creating a rainbow of colour that tells its own story of movement and exploration.
Alternatively, the Cirque collection embraces the beauty and variety of coloured Sapphires and diamonds, whilst classic electric blue Sapphire pieces beautifully accented by gold and diamonds feature in our collections, perfect for engagement or celebrating life's special moments.
Sapphire is September's birthstone, a gem that's been admired for centuries. The Sapphire is well known for its vibrant, electric blue colour however, this birthstone is available in a myriad of other colours. Presenting a rainbow of possibilities for birthday and anniversary gifts alike., the Gerard McCabe team invite you to discover these glorious gemstones at either of our Adelaide jewellery stores or explore our current Cirque and Kaleidoscope collections in our online store.