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Birthstone: Sapphires Inspired by the Stars


While September's birthstone can take on any color other than red, sapphires are most recognizable in their trademark shades of blue.

Famous sapphires range from the Heart of the Ocean necklace featured in The Titanic to Princess Diana’s (and now Princess Kate’s) oval sapphire engagement ring.

The originals may be unattainable, but we found some beautiful sapphire jewelry you can call your own.

The Sapphire Key to Your Heart

From a specific replica of the real Heart of the Ocean to bright blue beauties for your ears and fingers, September's birthstone shines in the shape of a heart.

Heart of the Ocean Replica

Be like Rose with this Fancy Blue Heart Cubic Zirconia Necklace – a replica of the famous heart-shaped sapphire necklace from The Titanic. It’s available from Overstock for less than $200.

Heart of the Ocean

Wear Your Heart on Your Sleeve

Fancy a more dainty heart? Try this delicate bracelet with a mini sapphire heart charm. It’s available in yellow, rose or white gold from Hortense Jewelry.

Je T'aime Bracelet Sapphire

A Pair of Sapphire Stunners

This pair of stunning sapphire and diamond drop earrings from Omi Privé creates red carpet-worthy glam – or some luscious eye candy if nothing else.

Omi Prive Sapphire Heart Earrings

Something Blue for Life

Channel your inner Kate Middleton and consider sapphire for your engagement ring. Bonus: You’ll automatically have “something blue” for your wedding!

Just Like Kate’s

If you love Princess Kate’s sapphire engagement ring as much as we do, it’s hard to imagine improving upon it. Get as close as possible to the real thing with this look-alike from Brilliant Earth.

Brilliant Earth Kate Middleton Sapphire Ring

Something a Bit More Square

Looking for something a little more modern? Check out this cushion-cut beauty from Angara. Just shy of 3 carats in the center, this sapphire is encircled by 40 round diamonds – a truly brilliant effect.

Angara Diamond Halo Sapphire Ring

Just a Little Bit Blue

Loving sapphire but not ready to commit to a large center stone? How about this three-stone ring from Blue Nile? A traditional round brilliant diamond is flanked by pear shaped sapphires, giving you the best of both worlds.

Classic Pear Shaped Sapphire Engagement Ring

After viewing these six stunners, we think you’ll agree sapphire isn’t just for September babies.

Whether you’re commemorating your birth month, that of your child or grandchild, or looking for something blue for your wedding, we hope you set your heart on a sapphire.