I love glorious September, it usually means the beginning of an Indian summer/fall. September also makes me think of my sister as it is her birth month and of course, sapphire is the birthstone of September! I love sapphires because of the variety of colors that are come in. They are quite simply, yummy. They never go out of fashion, they are a good stone to wear every day and you can literally find one in almost every color. What’s not to love?
Martin Katz Starfish brooch with pink sapphires, a Tahitian pearl, cultured pearls and diamonds. Photo courtesy of Martin Katz.
Fred Leighton platinum, multi-colored sapphire and diamond earrings. Photo courtesy of Sotheby’s.
The Baroness de Rothchild’s elegant and rare platinum, emerald, sapphire, lapis lazuli and diamond necklace, designed by Charles Jacqueau for Cartier, Paris, circa 1924. Photo courtesy of Sotheby’s. Sold on April 21, 2015 for $2,590,000.
In 1924, Baron Eugène de Rothschild bought the necklace for his new wife, Catherine Wolff, who had just divorced her first husband, Count Erwin Schoenborn, the same year. Familiarly known as ‘Pretty Kitty’, the Baroness was named the 5th best dressed woman in the world in 1937 by a group of elite French designers including Coco Chanel, Elsa Schiaparelli and Jeanne Lanvin.
A Marchak multicolored sapphire and garnet snake brooch. The snake is wrapped around a “pate de verre” apple. Photo courtesy of 1st dibs.
Dorota Flame fire opal, diamond and multicolored sapphire earrings. Photo courtesy of 1st dibs.
Taffin rubellite, pink sapphire, moonstone and diamond brooch. Photo courtesy of Taffin.
Cartier multi-colored sapphire and diamond band. Photo courtesy of 1st dibs.