September Birthstone – SapphireSeptember 3, 2017
September’s birthstone, sapphire, symbolizes loyalty, nobility, sincerity, and integrity. They are also associated with focusing the mind, maintaining self-discipline and channeling higher powers. Sapphires are commonly pictured as a beautiful brilliant blue gem used in a wide variety of jewelry, but sapphires range in every color of the rainbow—including pink, yellow, orange, and green. Red sapphires are what we know as rubies.
Sapphires have been popular since the Middle Ages. Back then, the rich blue color of this gem symbolized heaven and attracted divine favor and wise judgment. The name “sapphire” comes from the Latin sapphirus and Greek sappheiros meaning “blue stone,” though those words may have originally referred to lapis lazuli. Some believe it originated from the Sanskrit word sanipriya which meant “dear to Saturn.”
Sapphires are found in India, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam, Sri Lanka, China, Australia, Brazil, Africa and North America (mainly Montana). The most famous royal sapphire today is the engagement ring given by England’s Prince Charles to Lady Diana Spencer in 1981, and now worn by Princess Catherine. It features an 18-carat oval blue sapphire surrounded by diamonds. The sapphire is a famously strong gem with a history as deep as its color.
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