September Birthstone - Sapphire
September’s birthstone, the sapphire, has been popular since the Middle Ages. The celestial blue color of this gemstone symbolized heaven and attracted divine favor and wise judgment.
Where it can be found
Sapphire is found in only a few locations in the world. The three most famous regions for blue sapphire are Kashmir, Burma and Sri Lanka. Sapphire has also been mined in Cambodia, Thailand, Vietnam and India.
- Sapphire is the birthstone for September. It is also a traditional gift for those celebrating 5th or 45th anniversaries.
- Ancient Hebrews believed that the Ten Commandments were engraved on tablets of sapphire, though historians now believe the blue gemstone referenced in the Bible may have been lapis lazuli.
- Sapphire became a symbol of royal love in 1981 when Britain’s Prince Charles gave Lady Diana a 12-carat blue sapphire engagement ring. Prince William later gave this ring to Kate Middleton when he proposed in 2010.
- The most valuable sapphires are a mid color blue with a concentrated hue which remains constant under all lighting conditions.
- Sapphires are often associated with loyalty and dignity and are a favorite gemstone for royalty.
- Sapphires occur in all colors of the rainbow with the exception of red.
- Water Sapphire, commonly known as an Iolite, comes in shifting shades of violet-blue and is much more affordable than a regular Sapphire. It's a stone of vision, used to aid you with journeys out of the body.
Lapis Lazuli is considered an alternative birthstone for September. This deep blue gem has a sacred connection to the heavens and skies which promotes peace and serenity.
The September birthstone, sapphire, was once thought to guard against evil and poisoning. Traditionally a favorite stone of priests and kings, the sapphire symbolizes purity and wisdom. Sapphires are the birthstone of September. They have long been prized for their beauty and the belief that they would protect loved ones from envy and harm. Blue sapphires are the most popular colors; however, sapphires are a variety of gem called corundum and they occur in all colors of the rainbow.
Famous Women with September Birthdays
September 2 - Salma Hayek - Mexican-American film actress, producer, and former model.
September 4 - Beyoncé - American singer, songwriter and actress.
September 16 - Amy Poehler - American actress, comedian, director, producer, voice artist and writer.
September 20 - Sophia Loren - Italian film actress.
September 26 - Serena Williams - American professional tennis player.
Popular September Birthstone
Raw Lapis Lazuli Gemstone Necklace
Three Birthstones Cluster Necklace
Small Infinity Row Necklace
Small Infinity Drop Necklace
Fall Birthstone Rings