Sapphire Jewellery And The Gem Facts

Sapphire jewellery is one of our favourites to create by far as believe it or not, it is available in a rainbow of colours, one of the most strong gemstones jewellers can use combined with the array of colours makes this a perfect gem to feature in jewellery.  Hence you will see sapphire jewellery though out our collections and a popular feature within our bespoke jewellery.

Our Wedge Collection features a variety of gemstones including blue and pink sapphire jewels

Sapphire jewellery from our wedge collection


This gem ranks, or its family; corundum,  at number 9 on the Mohs scale, which is a scale from 1 to 10 with 10 being the hardest.  It rates the gemstones on this hardness scale to give some indication on how easy or difficult it is to work with.  Sapphire being at the top end is easy to work with as its a hard stone enabling us jewellers to cut it to shape easily, allows us to push metal over the stone easily when setting as it can cope with all that pressure.

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Sapphire is more rare and expensive in its pure, un-treated form, although heat treated sapphires are more commonly used. Ranging from vivid blue hues all the rainbow colours, it can make for a beautiful statement in a piece of custom jewellery or modern heirlooms. Long associated with wisdom and royalty, sapphire, also the traditional Virgo birthstone which makes it a perfect gem to personalise jewellery with.  It complements Virgos innate qualities, lending strength and focus, as well as the ability to pick out fraud and untruthfulness. Probably because of these qualities, sapphire has been one of the most prized gemstones throughout history. Here are some historical facts about Sapphires:

  • The rulers of Ancient Persia believed it was the reflected of sapphire stones which made the sky blue.
  • People in the ancient Far East wore sapphire jewellery around their necks to prevent them from falling prey to jealously and bad luck.
  • Sapphires have long been believed to bring gifts to those who wear them of happiness, fulfilment, inner satisfaction and protection from illness.
  • In medieval Europe, people believed that wearing sapphire jewellery suppressed negative thoughts.   
Some of the vibrant colours of Sapphire
Different colours of sapphire to use within personalised sapphire jewellery


 A very versatile stone for custom jewellery too which is equally best offset against an ethical white or yellow metal, the stone complements a variety of skin tones and is stunning faceted in a pair of earrings or a ring which allow the light to bounce off it. For a real show-stopper, a sapphire jewellery edged with white diamonds or smaller white stones will hark back to the days when it was prized by royals and will make you feel like one, too.  

An example of a custom creation featuring sapphire and diamonds in white gold

Diamond and sapphire necklace custom made

 Ultimately the combination of colour found within sapphires, the strength of the stone and the variety of stone cuts makes this the perfect gem to design around.  Be it your own personalised jewellery, complete customisation or for you to select from our collections directly we shall always be featuring sapphire jewellery.

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