13 Stunning Pieces Of Sapphire Jewelry To Ring In September Birthdays


The stone of the royals

September is officially here, and with that, the official end of summer and the arrival of fall. In addition to bringing on a new season, the coming of September also brings in a new birthstone. August’s summery yellow-green peridot takes a backseat to the radiant, vibrant blue sapphire—quite a symbolic transition in terms of the changing seasons.

The sapphire, thought of as the stone of wisdom and royalty, has deep history and lore in many religions and cultures. From symbolizing celestial hope and faith in the ancient and medieval world to being used as a healing and protective talisman throughout the ages, the sapphire has long been believed to do everything, from healing the mind and aiding in focus to stimulating the throat and third eye chakras and protecting its wearer from black magic and plague.

Believe it or not, the sapphire isn’t always found in its bright, vibrant blue form. You can find it in a range of cool hues, from pale azure to indigo, but also in shades of yellow, green, pink, and more.

There’s no denying the beauty of the sapphire—and the luck of those who get to call it their birthstone. For all of the September birthdays out there, we rounded up 13 stunning pieces of sapphire jewelry. (Did we mention they make the perfect gifts for your Virgo and Libra BFFs?)

Click through the gallery below the check them out.

Photo courtesy of Local Eclectic

Tarin Thomas, Gold & Sapphire Reagan Ring, $188, available at Local Eclectic.

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While the song should serve as a reminder to your exes

Just a day after dropping new single "Nunya," featuring Dom Kennedy, Kehlani has released the winter-wonderland visuals to go along with. The singer, NYLON November cover star, and mother-to-be rocks some of the best winter 'fits I've seen in a while, including a glorious puffer jacket that could double as a down comforter that I absolutely need in my life right now.

Kehlani is clearly living her best life up in some snow-filled forest hideaway, vibing on the beach at sunset and sipping on something bubbly as she coolly reminds nosy exes that who she's with is "nunya business." There's not much of a story line (unlike her recent "Nights Like This" video); the main takeaway is that Kehlani is busy dancing through a forest, missing no one and chilling amongst people who are clearly not the subjects of the song.

Kehlani is only two short months away from bringing baby Adeya into the world, who she thanked for helping her get through the video process. "Shot that 7 months pregnant in da snow..." Kehlani wrote on Twitter, adding, "thank u baby for da motivation, mommy was FROZE."

Even from the womb, Adeya has been hustling hard alongside her momma. Twitter user @ODtheMC pointed out that this is already her second music video appearance, and she's not even been born.

Get some mulled wine ready and escape into Kehlani's winter getaway, below. Stay tuned for her forthcoming mixtape, While We Wait, out on February 22.

Kehlani - Nunya (feat. Dom Kennedy) [Official Music Video]



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As in Black Panther Political Party leader

It's been a running joke that the Black parents/grandparents of millennials were really confused about all of the Black Panther hoopla ahead of its 2018 release. Many of them were anticipating a movie about members of the Black Panther Political Party and didn't know who the hell T'Challa was. Well, those people are about to have their moment, and we're about to have another one.

Variety is reporting that Fred Hampton, the Black Panther leader at the center of the upcoming biopic Jesus Was My Homeboy, could be played by none other than Daniel Kaluuya. Apparently, he is in negotiations for the role. And he's not the only Black Panther alum in the mix. The Warner Bros. project is being produced by Black Panther director, Ryan Coogler. The same article reports that the forever swoon-worthy Lakeith Stanfield—who appeared with Kaluuya in Jordan Peele's Get Out—is also in negotiations, to play William O'Neal, an FBI informant who infiltrated the Black Panther Party.

Coogler and Charles King are putting together a dream cast to tell a difficult story. Hampton was killed by the Chicago Police Department, while his pregnant girlfriend lay next to him, thanks in part to information they received from O'Neal. Whenever it's out, I strongly recommend having Black Panther queued up as a palate cleanser.