The birthstone for September is the lovely blue sapphire. The gem symbolizes nobility, truth, sincerity, peace and faithfulness. Blue sapphire is one of the most popular colored stones, especially in the US. For centuries, sapphire has been associated with royalty and romance. The association was reinforced in 1981, when Britain’s Prince Charles gave a blue sapphire engagement ring to Lady Diana Spencer. Her sapphire ring helped link modern events with history and fairy tales. The word “sapphire” when used alone, refers to the blue variety. However, fancy sapphires come in a wide range of colors, including vibrant pink and golden yellow. The most highly valued blue sapphires are velvety blue to violetish blue, in medium to medium-dark tones. Sapphire is a wonderful gem which looks good in earrings, rings and bracelets. Orosergio double halo blue sapphire pendant designed in 18K WG micro-pave set with round brilliant diamonds and Ceylon Sapphire.