September Birthstone: The Sapphire
September is the beginning of the beautiful and romantic autumnal season. September’s birthstone is most recognised as the sapphire; it represents loyalty, romance, and high society. It’s a popular gemstone for engagement rings, especially within the royal family.
Known for its deep blue color, the sapphire has been one of the most sought-after gems for centuries. It’s part of what some consider to be the big three of jewelry stones, along with the ruby and the emerald. It has symbolised royalty and truth, while many have cherished its said mysterious healing powers.
The sapphire is best known for its striking pure-blue color, but it can range from greenish-blue to violet-blue. Part of the same corundum family as the ruby, stones in violet, green, yellow, orange, pink, and purple are known as “fancy sapphires.” Some exhibit colour changes, depending on the lighting.
Sapphire can be found in many places across the globe. Many of the gems come from Asia, where stones are found in the mines of Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Thailand, Afghanistan, and other countries.
Sapphire has a connection to romance and is often used in engagement rings. Blue sapphire is linked to the throat chakra and can be used to enhance self-expression. Royal blue sapphire also activates the third eye chakra, which is said can help you become more aware of your responsibility for your thoughts and feelings. It is said to enhance your integrity and wisdom. In feng shui, dark blue is connected to knowledge and self-cultivation.