Popular for much more than one month a year, sapphire is the popular birthstone for those born in the month of September. But did you also know it is a traditional anniversary gift for four wedding anniversaries? Learn more about this beloved, royal blue stone below.

September’s blue birthstone ranges in color, but medium to medium-dark blue hues are the most coveted. Popular since the Middle Ages, the sapphire is a classic favorite of royalty, clergy, celebrities and fine jewelry collectors.
Some of the most famous blue sapphire engagement rings were worn by Princess Diana, Kate Middleton, and Elizabeth Hurley.

Sapphire Folklore

Folklore tells that sapphires will protect loved ones from envy and harm and grant the wearer spiritual enlightenment and inner peace. They are believed to offer healing properties for rheumatism, colic, and mental illness. Sapphires are also considered an antidepressant.

Sapphires as Anniversary Gifts 

For couples looking for a traditional anniversary gift, sapphires are given for the 5th, 23rd, 45th and 65th wedding anniversaries. Couples celebrating these milestone anniversaries might consider a sapphire anniversary band that can be worn with the bridal set.

Sapphire Birthstone Jewelry 

Sapphire jewelry is a meaningful gift for those who celebrate a September birthday— and anyone who loves this gorgeous gemstone! Click each image to shop!