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Sapphire’s meaning, styling, and care

The meaning of Sapphire

Pair of Greenwich Flower earrings and Greenwich Flower Birthstone Necklace featuring five 4mm sustainably grown sapphires.

Sapphire – gemstone knowledge

While blue Sapphires are the most well known, the gem also comes in shades of pink, yellow, green, purple, brown – even black. A very rare kind of Sapphire, called padparadscha, is an orange-pink.

Another variety of the gem is the Star Sapphire, which, when polished into a cabochon shape, displays a six-rayed star on its surface.

Woman wearing a Newport Grand Sapphire necklace in 14k yellow gold featuring 6mm briolette cut, bezel set gemstones.

Wear Sapphire jewelry when you want to relax and calm your mind.

Where is Sapphire found?

At HAVERHILL, we proudly use sustainably grown Sapphires. They share all the chemical, physical, and optical properties of naturally mined gems, with consistent color, excellent durability, and few inclusions. We love sustainably grown stones because they're gentle on the earth and are beautifully cut.

A hand wearing a Rosecliff Stackable ring & Warren Sapphire ring with diamond accent stones featuring a 10x8mm center stone.

Fun facts about Sapphire

Woman wearing a Greenwich Flower necklace and Bayberry Long necklace, both featuring sapphire on a 1.17mm cable chain.
Wrist wearing an Adelaide 1 Pavé Sapphire Link bracelet featuring twenty-eight 1.5mm faceted round cut gemstones.

How do I care for Sapphire jewelry?

Maintain the beauty of your jewelry by keeping it clean. Use a non-abrasive jewelry cleaner or mild, dye-free dish soap and water. Let the jewelry soak in a small bowl for a few minutes, then brush gently with a soft toothbrush. Be sure to rinse it completely, and blot dry with a chamois cloth.

Pair of Greenwich Solitaire earrings and Greenwich Solitaire necklace, each featuring one 4mm gemstone and one 2.1mm diamond.

How to wear Sapphire jewelry

The gem is set with radiant Moonstone in the Wisdom Collection, which benefits Meals on Wheels America, an organization that supports the elderly with nutrituous meals, friendly visits, and safety checks.

Newport Wisdom bracelet featuring alternating sapphire and moonstone, and Bayberry Grand & Classic 7 Sapphire bracelet.

The stone is set with deep green Emerald in our Terra jewelry, which symbolizes land and sea. This collection benefits The Nature Conservancy, a global enviornmental nonprofit organization.

Close-up of a woman wearing a Terra Grand 5 Stone necklace featuring alternating 6mm emerald and sapphire gemstones.

In our Hope Collection, Sapphire is paired with Amethyst and Nantucket Blue Topaz for a cool-toned color story. One hundred percent of the profits from this collection support Color of Change, an organization that promotes racial justice.

Hand wearing a stacked Hope Rosecliff ring and Rosecliff Diamond ring, each featuring eleven 2mm faceted round cut gemstones.

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Is Sapphire a good-luck stone?

Yes, it's long been believed to attract good fortune and prosperity.

Are sustainably grown gemstones real?

Yes. Sustainably grown gems are genuine stones developed in a lab from a "seed." They're chemically, physically, and optically identical to naturally mined stones. Lab-grown gems are gentle on the earth and have a beautiful, consistent color.

Should I wear Sapphire only if it’s my birthstone?

Not at all. People wear gemstones for many reasons, not just because they’re the birthstone for the month they were born. You may choose to wear a stone because you feel a connection to the color, because the traditional meaning resonates with you, or because it reminds you of someone you love, like a child, friend, or a loved one who has passed away. Jewelry is extremely personal, and you should feel free to wear the gemstones that speak to you.

Does this gem have healing properties?

Ancient peoples believed that it could ease insomnia, headaches, eye problems, and dizziness.

Can this gem go in water?

Yes – you can wear it while showering, swimming, and exercising.