Vintage Sapphire Jewellery

There’s something undeniably special about vintage sapphire jewellery, whether it’s the history and story behind each piece or the unique way in which these beloved gemstones catch the light. Vintage and antique sapphire jewellery has always been a favourite amongst collectors past and present – and it looks to remain this way for years to come.

At Gatsby Jewellery, we offer a range of beautiful antique and vintage sapphire jewellery, including sapphire rings, bracelets, pendants and more. Browse the full vintage sapphire jewellery collection below.

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Sapphires come in a variety of different colours, such as purple and yellow, but blue sapphires are by far the most sought after. Sapphire jewellery has been highly valued and desired since ancient times and remains so today, with vintage sapphire jewellery in consistently high demand.

There are many different types of vintage and antique sapphire jewellery available – notably from the Victorian, Edwardian and Art Deco eras, and in a variety of settings including rings, necklaces, bracelets, and earrings.

Are sapphires worth more than diamonds?

There is no definitive answer to whether sapphire is worth more than diamond. Both gems have their own unique properties and benefits. The value of every individual sapphire or diamond depends on a number of factors, such as weight, size, shape and clarity.

What does sapphire mean in a ring?

Sapphire is thought to symbolise truth, sincerity and faithfulness, making vintage sapphire a popular choice for engagement rings.

What is the rarest colour of sapphire?

The two rarest colours of natural sapphire are Padparadscha (a pink-reddish colour) and cornflower blue, which features a lighter, more purple-toned blue than the more popular gems available.

What is special about a sapphire?

Sapphires rank second only to diamonds on mineral durability (Mohs) scale. Diamond is the most durable naturally occurring element, ranking as a 10 out of 10. Sapphires are also very durable, and rank as a 9 out of 10.

What month has a sapphire birthstone?

Sapphire is the birthstone of September, making vintage and antique sapphire jewellery a popular gift – a vintage sapphire bracelet or necklace would make a fantastic birthday present for loved ones born in this month. Read our post on the significance of sapphire as September’s birthstone for more information.


How is sapphire formed?

Sapphires are found within both metamorphic and igneous rocks and are formed by different shifts in natural elements, such as mixings, chemical changes, pressure and heat. Sapphire is predominantly found within Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Thailand and Afghanistan, though there are also mines within Australia, Tanzania, Kenya, Madagascar and Nigeria. We indicate the origins of a vintage sapphire within our product listings wherever this information is available.

Can you wear sapphire every day?

Yes, as one of the most durable gemstones using in jewellery today, sapphires are more than capable of withstanding everyday wear and tear. Even antique and vintage sapphire jewellery can be worn every day.

Is vintage sapphire good for engagement rings?

Representing honesty, faithfulness and sincerity, it’s no surprise that sapphires are a popular choice in engagement rings. Sapphire engagement rings rose further in popularity in the 2010s, when the Duchess of Cambridge was engaged to Prince William using the sapphire and diamond engagement ring once belonging to William’s mother, Princess Diana. Sapphire’s durability, beauty and generally high value means that sapphire engagement rings have always been favoured amongst betrothed couples and remain one of the most popular forms of vintage sapphire jewellery available today.