Sapphire, the birthstone of September, is most desired in its pure, rich blue colour but is available in almost every colour including pink, yellow and green. In the Middle Ages the gem was believed to protect those close to you from harm and also represented loyalty and trust.
Sapphires are among the most durable naturally occurring elements in the world. Gemstones are rated on their ability to withstand scratching based on a system called the Mohs Scale of Hardness, and sapphires score a 9 out of 10. The only natural item stronger a sapphire is a diamond. The durability of sapphires makes them an excellent choice for jewellery that you plan to wear every day, for the modern robust life style .
The popularity of sapphire stretches through the ages and was often favoured by royalty, from Helen of Troy, The Queen of Sheba, Catherine the Great, Josephine and of course Lady Diana, to name but a few. The Haywards designers can talk you through all the different colours, shapes, cuts and qualities; offering you a complete range and choice of sapphires.
Whether you want a hot pink or dazzling deep blue of the ocean, the Haywards design process can guarantee a superb piece of jewellery, where your taste and style can be fully encompassed for that very personal present.
Sapphire, really compliments diamonds well and looks stunning in rings, necklaces, pendants and earrings; the choice is superb. Consider giving a sapphire birthstone piece for a September birthday, where you have chosen the sapphire and designed the jewellery.