Sapphires are the traditional birthstone of September, and also the colored stone most requested for engagement jewelry by our clients.
This is fine with us, because we think sapphires are a great choice for engagement rings. They are sparkly, they come in all of the colors of the rainbow (surprise, they are not just blue!), and they rate a 9 on the Mohs scale of mineral hardness. For those of you who are not geology nerds, that means sapphires are quite durable and will not scratch or chip as easily as most other gemstones.
A popular betrothal gem in Victorian England, sapphires purportedly change color if the wearer is unfaithful to their intended, making them a beautiful AND practical choice for wedding jewels.