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September Birthstone : Blue Sapphire
Birthstone Color: Deep Blue



The striking deep blue of a quality sapphire is reminiscent of a cloudless night
sky.  Ancient civilizations believed that the world was set upon an enormous
sapphire, which painted the sky blue with its reflection.  This legend, as well as the
belief that the ten commandments were inscribed upon tablets made of sapphire,
gives September’s birthstone a royal place among gemstones.

Named after the Greek word "sapphirus", meaning blue, Sapphires have long been
a favorite among priests and kings, who considered them symbolic of wisdom and
purity. These gemstones are prominent among the British Crown Jewels, and
Prince Charles chose this as the engagement stone for his fiancée, Princess
Diana.  

In ancient times, Sapphires were thought to be protective against envy, and even
against poisoning.  A common belief was that a venomous snake placed in a
Sapphire vessel would rapidly die!  Ground to a powder, the blue stone was
believed to cure colic, rheumatism and mental illness, and to strengthen eyesight.   

Sapphire is a variety of the mineral corundum.  Corundum is found in every color
of the rainbow, with red being designated as ruby and all other hues Sapphire.  
But the most prized color of Sapphire is a rich, deep blue. These gemstones were
mined as early as the 7th Century BC from India and what is now Sri Lanka.  They
are found today in Sri Lanka, Kashmir, Myanmar, Thailand, Australia, Nigeria,
Kenya, Tanzania, China, Madagascar, and the United States.  Large specimens of
Corundum crystals are rare, although the 563-carat Star of India can be seen in
the American Museum of Natural History.  This is the largest and most famous of
star Sapphires, which are cut to reflect light from inclusions within the stone,
revealing a bright six-legged star pattern.

The Sapphire is second only to the Diamond in hardness, making it a durable
gemstone for setting into jewelry.  A gift of Sapphire represents sincerity and
faithfulness. As nourishing to the soul as gazing up at the sky on a summer day,
this brilliant blue gemstone is truly a heavenly choice!
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