September birthstone jewelry features sapphire, an attractive gemstone derived from corundum. It symbolizes wisdom, virtue and luck. This stone became a popular choice for engagement rings after Prince William gave Kate Middleton his mother's 18-carat sapphire engagement ring.
The most common sapphire color is blue, but you'll also find beautiful versions of this gemstone in pink, purple, yellow and many other shades. White sapphires resemble diamonds but are typically less costly and feature a distinctive white hue. Other than natural gemstones, you'll also find beautiful lab-created sapphires to celebrate a significant other or family member who was born in September.
If you're considering a sapphire engagement ring, there are many options available. You can choose a model with a halo setting, i.e., the sapphire in the center and other smaller stones, usually diamonds, around it. This setting enhances the natural beauty of the gemstone and its color.
Birthstone jewelry often features sapphire in combination with diamonds for timeless elegance. Sapphire pendants, earrings and bracelets stand out with a little black dress, but you can also choose to pair them with garments in several shades of blue. Alternatively, if you want a bolder look, pair blue sapphire with a complementary color, like coral. Whatever your style, shop sapphire jewelry at Helzberg to find the right piece.