Behind the Birthstone: September / Sapphire

  • By interactive
  • 11 Oct, 2016
Sapphire Birthstone Meaning

Sapphire is the birthstone for those born in the month of September and treating yourself or a loved one with a custom jewelry design that features a birthstone is a great way to make a statement. Whether you enjoy the special meaning behind your birthstone or you simply love the way the sapphire shines, September's birthstone is one of the most treasured and beautiful stones available today. While most people think of the sapphire as a blue stone, sapphires are actually available in a variety of gorgeous colors including: white, pink, black, peach and yellow!

Sapphires: The Special Meaning Behind September's Birthstone

The popularity of using birthstones in jewelry dates back to ancient times, when people believed that certain stones held powers to bring the wearer luck, health, prosperity or even fertility. As tradition goes, each month of the year is associated with a certain stone but some months may have multiple stones to represent them. In ancient times, color was the most important distinguishing factor for birthstones but in the modern world, birthstones of different colors may be used for a one-of-a-kind, custom piece.

September Birthstone Color Meaning

Sapphire is the Greek word for blue and since ancient times, the stone has been in high demand. The sapphire has been one of the most desirable gemstones for thousands of years due to it's pure, rich blue color. Often worn by royalty, in the Middle Ages, the sapphire was believed to protect those who wore it and those close to them from harm. The brilliant blue color of the gemstone also represented loyalty and trust.

When you envision the brilliant sapphire gemstone, you most likely see a stunning, deep blue stone. While the traditional blue colored sapphire is the most common representation of the gem in today's custom jewelry pieces, it is not uncommon for those born in September to choose sapphires that are yellow, green pink or even black. Aside from being featured prominently in many birthday gifts during the month of September, sapphires are also one of the most popular engagement ring stones available today. Because they represent loyalty, trust and were traditionally worn by high priests and kings, they make the perfect stone for such an important promise.

Sapphires can be found in many different parts of the world but the most highly prized gems come from Myanmar, Sri Lanka and Kashmir. While the purer the blue of the gem usually includes a higher price, many people find that the darker hue is just as appealing, especially when creating a custom design.

Feature the Sapphire in a Personalized Jewelry Piece

While the traditional blue hue of the sapphire represents trust, loyalty and protection for those born in September, you can create a beautiful and unique piece of wearable art with the sapphire color of your choice. With the help of the expert artisans at Christopher's Fine Jewelry and your own personal design touches, featuring a sapphire for your September born loved one is a great way to make them feel special. Give the gift of love, protection and your loyalty with a personalized sapphire jewelry piece.

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