Birthstone Jewelry Daily

Birthstone Jewelry Daily. Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020

“Purple sapphires are special because they are far rarer than blue sapphires. Unlike blue sapphires, purple sapphires typically don’t require any heat treatment to bring out their fabulous color.” Erica Courtney, designer, Erica Courtney Jewelry

Sweet Pea ring in 18k yellow gold with a 3.28 ct. unheated purple sapphire from Madagascar and 0.53 ct. t.w. diamonds, $21,000, Erica Courtney; email for purchase

Birthstone Jewelry Daily

Birthstone Jewelry Daily. Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020

“Glimmering starbursts of sapphires capture the magic and irreverence of our cast-not-set technique. Like fistfuls of stars thrown into the night sky, the sapphires land where destiny decides, to be captured forever in the warmth of 18 carat gold and shine out forevermore.” Polly Wales, designer

Medium Constellation earrings in 18k yellow gold with blue sapphires, $2,060; available online at Polly Wales

Birthstone Jewelry Daily

Birthstone Jewelry Daily. Friday, Sept. 4, 2020

“This Riviere story is about spectrum and harmony. So many people think of sapphires as blue. What I wanted to show is the beautiful range of colored sapphires. Of course, I had to add tsavorite and blue zircon to extend the range of color and make it more dynamic. Nature is absolutely amazing.” Deirdre Featherstone, designer, Featherstone Design

Rainbow Riviere necklace in platinum with 17.23 cts. t.w. sapphires, 4.14 cts. t.w. blue zircon, and 3.60 cts. t.w. tsavorite, price on request, Featherstone Design; email for purchase