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.
- 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.
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.