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Article: September Birthstone The Sapphire

September Birthstone The Sapphire

As a precious gemstone, Sapphire has some amazing properties and a rich history. It is also the birthstone of September - a month of change where summer meets autumn.

 Sapphire is said to be the wisdom stone, stimulating concentration, enhancing creativity and promoting purity and depth of thought.

Sapphire was used by the Etruscans over 2,500 years ago and was also prized in ancient Rome, Greece and Egypt. Revered as a stone of royalty, sapphire was believed to keep kings safe from harm or envy.
Called the “Stone of Successful Love,” Emerald opens and nurtures the heart and the Heart Chakra. Its soothing energy provides healing to all levels of the being, bringing freshness and vitality to the spirit.

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Sapphire has long symbolised truth, sincerity and faithfulness. Tradition holds that Moses was given the 10 Commandments on tablets of Sapphire, making it the most sacred gemstone. It is also the birthstone for September, the month when the most babies are born.

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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.

source: almanac

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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.

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