September Birthstone: Sapphire

Sapphire is one of the most precious and eye-catching gemstones. As it is the birthstone for September, we will take a look at three beautiful items of jewellery up for auction this month which feature it.

Highlight Sapphire Items in the 7/8 September 2021 Jewellery Sale:

diamond brooch

Lot 176

A 14ct gold sapphire and diamond brooch.

Estimate:  £300  –  £400

cluster ring

Lot 221

A sapphire and brilliant-cut diamond cluster ring.

Estimate:  £400  –  £600

sapphire cluster ring

Lot 251

A sapphire and diamond cluster ring.

Estimate:  £180  –  £220

History of Sapphire

Sapphires have been desirable throughout history. Furthermore, the Ancient Egyptians used sapphires for eye-washes and Ancient Persians believed they gave the sky colour. In the present day, these stones are some of the most illustrious in all of jewellery.

Some of the most elegant stones originated from Sri Lanka, where a selection of the world’s largest sapphires have been found.

As well as coming in a variety of colours, different shades of the stone make for equal importance. Moreover, Ceylon, Thailand Royal, and Burmese are some of the intriguing blue sapphires. Colour has utmost importance in determining the value of a sapphire. The origin of a sapphire can be determined by its hues and chemicals.

Perhaps the most sought-after sapphire is the Kashmir. Kashmir sapphires were mined in the northernmost Himalayan mountain for only a number of decades in the 19th and 20th centuries. The stones are incredibly precious, as a result we have sold numerous Kashmir sapphires at auctions for tens of thousands of pounds.

The upcoming Jewellery sale features fabulous examples containing the September birthstone. In addition, we are offering free shipping on the two-day timed, online-only sale. A physical viewing day will take place on 6th September. Birmingham’s historic Jewellery Quarter will be playing host to the viewing.


Our valuations are free, with no obligation to sell with us. Our experts will value your item with an estimate, so you can find out what it could achieve at auction.

The process is simple, so you can get a valuation now:

Fill in a form online. In addition, you can book an appointment to visit our offices in Birmingham and London. Moreover you can book a virtual valuation appointment.

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