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Sapphire Jewellery – A Symbol Of Timeless Beauty

Sapphires have long captivated the world with their stunning hues and striking beauty. These precious gemstones are a variety of the mineral corundum and are known for their exceptional hardness, second only to diamonds. They are found in a variety of blue shades, though they are also found in colours such as yellow, pink, green, teal and even colourless. Their durability, paired with their eye-catching beauty, makes sapphire jewellery a highly sought-after choice for all. 

Symbolism Of Sapphires 

Historically, sapphires have been associated with nobility, wisdom, and divine favour, often adorning the crowns and robes of kings and queens. This connection to royalty underscores the gemstone's perceived regal qualities, giving the stone a sense power and status. Beyond its historical context, sapphire jewellery also carries a deeper meaning. The vibrant blues of the sapphire are often linked to the heavens and are believed to represent truth, sincerity, and loyalty. As a symbol of purity and wisdom, blue sapphire jewellery is sometimes associated with the quest for knowledge and enlightenment. The gemstone's durability and enduring beauty also speak to its symbolic significance, suggesting steadfastness and endurance in the face of adversity. Overall, sapphire jewellery serves as a powerful emblem of strength, integrity, and prosperity, making it a cherished and meaningful choice for any wearer. 

Which Celebrities Wear Sapphire Jewellery? 

Several celebrities commonly wear sapphire jewellery, which often garners attention for its elegance and sophistication. One notable figure who has worn sapphire jewellery is Elizabeth Taylor, who was known for her extensive collection of fine gemstones, including a stunning sapphire and diamond necklace that she frequently wore on the red carpet. Additionally, celebrities such as Penélope Cruz and Beyoncé have regularly been seen wearing sapphire jewellery, further cementing its status as a timeless and glamorous choice among Hollywood's elite.

Special Occasions To Gift Sapphire Jewellery 

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Gifting sapphire jewellery for birthdays is a meaningful and timeless gesture that can symbolise a variety of sentiments depending on the colour and style of the piece. Classic blue sapphires are September’s birthstone and are often associated with royalty, wisdom, and protection, making them a fitting gift for those born in September. Yellow sapphires, on the other hand, are a symbol of prosperity and happiness, making them a thoughtful gift for those celebrating a milestone birthday or achievement. Pink sapphires are often associated with love and romance, making them a perfect choice for a birthday gift for a partner or spouse and green sapphires symbolise growth and renewal, making them a meaningful gift for those celebrating a new beginning or a fresh start. Ultimately, sapphire jewellery is a versatile and cherished gift that can be tailored to match the recipient's personality and the occasion, making it a truly special birthday present.

Read our complete birthstone guide to learn more about birthstones and their meanings.


Sapphire engagement rings offer a unique and meaningful alternative to traditional diamond rings. They're not only strikingly beautiful but also steeped in symbolism, making them an ideal choice for couples looking to celebrate their love with a touch of distinction. The deep blue hue of sapphires has long been associated with sincerity, wisdom, and faithfulness, making it a perfect symbol for lifelong commitments. Additionally, sapphires are highly durable, ranking just below diamonds on the Mohs scale of hardness. This durability, coupled with their striking beauty, ensures that sapphire engagement rings will stand the test of time, just like the love they represent. With a wide range of colours and styles available, couples can choose a sapphire engagement ring that perfectly reflects their unique relationship and personalities. From classic solitaire designs to intricate vintage settings, sapphire engagement rings offer a world of possibilities for couples looking to make a statement with their commitment. One of the most iconic examples of a sapphire engagement ring is the engagement ring worn by Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, which once belonged to Princess Diana and features a striking blue sapphire surrounded by diamonds.

Find out more about diamond engagement rings and coloured engagement rings in our engagement ring buying guide.


Gifting sapphire jewellery for anniversaries is a deeply meaningful and symbolic gesture that celebrates the lasting bond between two people. As the gift for the 45th Wedding anniversary sapphires are known for their stunning beauty and exceptional durability, serving as a powerful representation of the strength, resilience, and longevity of a couple's relationship. The deep blue hues of sapphires are often associated with loyalty, wisdom, and sincerity, making them an ideal choice for commemorating milestones in a marriage. Whether it's a pair of sapphire earrings to mark a decade of marriage or a stunning sapphire pendant to celebrate a silver anniversary, sapphire jewellery serves as a timeless and cherished reminder of the enduring love and commitment shared by a couple.

How To Care For Your Sapphire Jewellery 

  • Your sapphire jewellery should be cleaned regularly with a soft damp cloth to ensure it maintains its pristine look. Dirt and debris on the surface of your sapphire jewellery can cause small scratches if they are not removed. 
  • Avoid harsh chemicals such as when washing dishes as it may cause damage to the gemstone and metal settings. 
  • Store sapphire jewellery in a soft, lined jewellery box or pouch to prevent scratches and be sure to keep your jewellery pieces stored in separate compartments to avoid them scratching against each other. 
  • It is recommended to have your jewellery professionally cleaned annually to ensure its durability and shine. When the jeweller is cleaning the jewellery piece they will also be able to inspect the piece and check for any necessary repairs and maintenance which can then be fixed before they cause further damage. 


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History Of Sapphires 

Sapphires have a rich and storied history, with their origins dating back thousands of years. In ancient Greece and Rome, they were associated with prosperity and wisdom. Kings and queens throughout history have adorned themselves with sapphire jewellery, believing that the gemstone held protective powers and symbolised divine favour. The British Crown Jewels, for instance, feature numerous sapphires, including the renowned Stuart Sapphire, set in the Imperial State Crown. In addition to their royal connections, sapphires hold cultural significance in many societies. In Asian cultures, for instance, blue sapphires symbolise wisdom, loyalty, and inner peace. They are also associated with deep spiritual truths in the Buddhist tradition.

How Are Sapphires Formed? 

Sapphires are formed through a fascinating natural process that takes millions of years. They are primarily composed of corundum, a mineral made up of aluminium and oxygen. The formation of sapphires begins deep within the Earth's crust, where heat and pressure cause aluminium oxide to crystallize into corundum. Over time, as the crystal structures grow, they incorporate trace elements such as iron, titanium, and chromium, which give rise to the gemstone's various colours. The presence of titanium and iron, for example, results in blue sapphires, while chromium produces pink sapphires. This formation process and array of colours allows for sapphire jewellery to come in a wide range of beautiful colours perfect to add to your jewellery collection. 

Sapphire Jewellery Alternatives

There are lots of great alternatives to sapphire jewellery for those looking for the same colour and durability but with a lower budget. Each stone has its unique characteristics and a rich history, making them all great choices. View our full range of coloured gemstone jewellery such as our emerald jewellery alternatives including tourmaline, jade, peridot and more in our Swindon showroom.

High Quality & Ethically Sourced Sapphire Jewellery 

At Deacons Jewellers, we are dedicated to providing exquisite sapphire jewellery that stands out for its breathtaking beauty and adherence to ethical practices. We take great care in sourcing our sapphires and metals from reputable and sustainability-verified companies, ensuring the highest standards of quality and social responsibility. Every sapphire in our collection is meticulously chosen for its vibrant hues and remarkable clarity, allowing you to own a piece of jewellery that not only dazzles but also reflects your values and ideals.

Sapphire Jewellery At Deacons Jewellers 

When selecting sapphire jewellery, it's essential to consider your personal style, as well as the occasion for which you'll be wearing it. A classic blue sapphire pendant or pair of earrings can add a touch of elegance to any outfit, while a statement cocktail ring with a large, vibrant sapphire can make a bold fashion statement. Whether you're looking for a piece of jewellery to mark a special occasion or simply want to add a touch of luxury to your everyday look, sapphire jewellery offers a timeless and versatile option. 

Visit our Swindon showroom to explore the collection in person or enquire to find out more.