For the month of September, the official birthstone is the sapphire. It is one of the precious stones, in addition to the ruby, diamond and emerald. Made of corundrum, a variety of aluminum oxide, with trace elements of chromium, copper, iron, magnesium and titanium, the sapphire can acquire various hues such as deep blue, pink and dark green. September birthstone jewelry made with stunning sapphire is available in necklaces, earrings, rings and pendants, set in 14K gold or sterling silver. Styles range from refined and conservative to luxuriously bold. If you’re looking for a delicate pair of September birthstone earrings or a dazzling September birthstone necklace with a large, glimmering blue sapphire stone, you’ve come to the right place!
The sapphire gemstone has been a popular choice since the Middle Ages. As ancient folklore has it, this gem will protect against envy and harm. Sapphires were worn by Medieval clergy members as a symbol of heaven, and the stone was believed to attract divine blessings. It is associated with faith, power and wisdom. It is also said to enhance intuition and attract good health.
In ancient times warriors would often give their wives sapphire necklaces to ensure fidelity, believing that the gem would become darker if worn by someone who was unfaithful. In Greece, this gemstone was associated with Apollo, who was the god of clairvoyance and prophecy.
Sapphires are the second hardest substance, after diamonds. The leading sources of sapphire are in Madagascar and Sri Lanka. It has also been found in Australia, Thailand, India, Myanmar, Kenya, China and Tajikistan. In the U.S., there are sapphire mines in Montana and North Carolina. In fact, the largest blue sapphire in the world, called the “Lone Star,” was found in a North Carolina mine. It weighed 9,719.5 carats!
There are healing powers attributed to the September birthstone of sapphire. This includes the ability to increase focus and mental clarity and reduce inflammations, fever and symptoms of nervous disorders.
Surprise and delight a lucky lady with a September birthday, and buy her a September birthstone ring or necklace made from a stunning blue sapphire.