The bright blue of the sapphire it renowned for its beauty! I love featuring September’s birthstone in lovely pieces of jewelry, especially because it is more than just an elegant stone with an interesting history and cool properties!
A maiden born when September leaves
Are rustling in September’s breeze,
A sapphire on her brow should bind
`Twill cure diseases of the mind.
The birthstone poem paints a beautiful picture of the properties of sapphire. As stated, the sapphire is known to encourage perception, intelligence and remembrance. Together these offer endurance and wisdom, which is why the sapphire was often sought out by kings and rulers in ancient times. With its blue hue indicating coolness, it is often used to help heal burns, inflammation and lowering fevers.
The blue of sapphire is often the source of its popularity and the theme of legends. With its Latin name meaning “blue,” the ancient Persians believed that the earth rested on a sapphire. The sky reflected off of it, making it a brilliant azure. According to lore, the Christian ten commandments were written on sapphire tablets, making them the ideal stone. It represented heaven and faith, which is one of the reasons why kings and high priests loved to adorn themselves with the stone.
This birthstone of September is still quite popular with the most recent famous sapphire resting on the late Princess Diana’s engagement ring. While the most recognizable sapphire is blue in color, this glittering gem also comes in colorless/white, pink, yellow, peach, orange, brown, violet, purple, green and many more. It should be noted that it does come in red; however, a red sapphire is a ruby!
I do not carry a huge selection of sapphires, but I can’t keep away from the small, faceted and opaque sort! I find them to be wonderfully unique and the dark – almost navy- blue to complement many different people and allow sapphires to be worn more casually. (It’s also cost effective!) Here are some examples of this handsome stone. Like always, if you like something, let me know or order it on Etsy! Furthermore, if you would like a custom piece featuring a sapphire that you have or want, go to my custom jewelry page!