By Amanda Gizzi
Strong, resilient, beautiful and full of sparkle—these words could be used to describe so many women. It also can be used to describe September’s birthstone, sapphire.

Sapphire’s long history shows why it has been known as one of the “precious” gemstones for so long.

It is durable enough for everyday wear, yet refined enough to be worn for the most special of all occasions.

Those lucky enough to call sapphire their birthstone get treated to a colorful variety of exquisite gems and styles. The designs, in fact, are so plentiful that this edition of Amanda’s Style File had to expand to a sweet 16.

Here are some sapphire gemstones that will have you celebrating long after September is over.

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