It's September, and you know what that means.... Sapphires! This precious gem, the birthstone for September, has as deep and rich a history as it does a brilliant blue shine. Long regarded for its connection to royalty, the sapphire has stood the test of time and tales, swept up in stories of resplendent romance. A mainstay of fairy tales, the sapphire stirred the hearts of millions as the stone used in the engagement ring that Prince William used to propose to the beautiful Kate Middleton. Passed down from his mother, Princess Diana, the ring consists of a 12-carat oval blue sapphire and 14 solitaire diamonds, because... let's face it... nothing pairs with a sapphire like diamonds! Throughout history, the sapphire has been believed to hold great power. From protection from envy and harm to the ability to attract heavenly blessings, the stories that people have told about sapphires have been shared with great awe. Truly, who could blame them! ...
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