Classic Blue Sapphire - Pantone Color of the Year 2020


Pantone's color of the year for 2020 is ‘Classic Blue’- a palette that is subdued but still resonates power.

Pantone Color of the Year 2020 Classic Blue

Vintage Ceylon Sapphire Three Stone Ring Old Mine Diamond Victorian Honeymoon Brooch

For jewelry, this translates as September’s birthstone, sapphire. This gem has been around since the dawn of written history and has set the expectation for what constitutes a royal gemstone.

Sapphires harness bold blues that embody heaven -  capturing the vastness of the sky to rest upon your hand, diffusing negativity, and bringing calm serenity to the soul.

Art Deco Retro Sapphire Diamond Three Stone Cluster Rings Philadelphia Engagement Rings

Sapphires can range from powdery cornflower blues to rich royal and Prussian blues. It’s a hard and durable stone that can be cut in a myriad of ways to add a bright burst of cool azure to accentuate design. 

It was wildly popular throughout the Art Deco era as a calibré cut accent stone, but it also has a commanding presence when allowed to take center stage - such is the case with our treasured three stone rings.

Art Deco Retro Three Stone Sapphire Cluster Rings Antique Alternative Engagement Rings

It’s no wonder that Kings and Queens clamored to collect the most precious of specimens to bolster their divine right to rule with the same stoic presence exuded by sapphire.

This year it is essential to build blues into your daily wear and acknowledge your resilience while embracing the refreshing simplicity of Pantone’s classic blue.

Shop here for our favorite examples of September’s sapphire!

Alex Sepkus Byzantine Sapphire Diamond Stud Earrings Vintage Jewelry