It is believed that birthstones have been significant in Western culture since the 1st Century. UnlikeÂ today,Â youÂ would typically own all 12 stones that were connected to the 12 months of the year and the 12 signs of the Zodiac, and wear each of them depending on the month.
Now, birthstones are specifically associated with individuals born in the month of each stone, and it is believed that Tiffany & Co created the list that explains each birthstone and what month it belongs to in the mid 19th century.
The stone for the month of September is beautiful Sapphire.
Sapphire is a popular stone for jewellery, and is possibly most famous for being the centre stone in Kate Middleton’s engagement ring from Prince William!
Birthstones are a great way to theme proposals because it’s so personal, and whatever stone your partner’s birth month happens to fall under, it’s sure to be gorgeous.
If your partner’s birthday is in September, Sapphire blue is a lovely colour for your engagement.
According to folklore from the Middle Ages, Sapphire protects your loved ones from evil, and it has long been associated with heaven!
Adding colour to your proposal by presenting your partner with a Sapphire and diamond engagement ring is very unique, and will definitely turn some heads.
Sapphire is a particularly special gemstone because blue sapphire can range from very light blue to a very dark green, and it also occurs in all sorts of other colours!
This makes it great for personalising engagement rings to your partner, because for lovers of all things pink, there are gorgeous shades of pink sapphire that go perfectly with diamonds to create a romantic and beautiful engagement ring.
If you’re looking to propose any month of the year, get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org, and for information on finding birthstone jewellery, visit our partner diamond experts Purely Diamonds. All of the beautiful pieces in this post link directly to products on their site, so click on them to find out more!