Blue— regal, captivating, dynamic. A stunning blue can be as versatile and longstanding as basic black. And when it comes to gemstones, there is no shortage of blue to fall in love with.

While the deep blue sapphire might get the most attention as September's birthstone, in engagement rings, and the focal point in fine jewelry, there are other blue gemstones worth knowing.

Blue Gemstones We're Loving Now: Tanzanite, Blue Zircon, and Sapphire

There is a wide range of precious blue gems, including blue zircon, tanzanite and sapphire, all with their own individual appeal and unique characteristics.

 

Tanzanite

A one-of-a-kind gemstone, Tanzanite is known for its exotic deep blue color with a rich overtone of purple. This stone is named after Tanzania, where it was first found in 1967. This popular blue gemstones comes in a variety of shapes, sizes and striking assortments of blue tones. Tanzanite is a birthstone for December and is also the suggested gemstone for the 24th wedding anniversary.

 

Blue Zircon

Blue zircon is an intensely bright blue stone. Popular in the Middle Ages, Zircon was said to aid in resting, bring prosperity and promote honor and wisdom in its owner. Other special properties include fighting evil and avoiding jealousy, protecting from insomnia and promoting happiness and self-satisfaction.

 

Sapphire

Last but not least is the beautiful sapphire, a classic in many jewelry collections. This stone has been revered for centuries, associated with royalty, truth, sincerity and faithfulness.

Sapphires are rich in color, classic in style, and popular throughout history. Those born in the month of September are lucky enough to call this magical gemstone their birthstone. But did you also know sapphire is also a traditional anniversary gift for four wedding anniversaries? Folklore tells that sapphires will protect loved ones from envy and harm and grant the wearer spiritual enlightenment and inner peace. They are believed to offer healing properties for rheumatism, colic, and mental illness. Sapphires are also considered an antidepressant.

 

 

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