September Birthstone: Sapphire

September Birthstone

Looking for the perfect gift for the September baby in your life? How about a personalized piece of sterling silver birthstone jewelry? Best known for its deep, royal blue color, the official birthstone for September is the Sapphire. A member of the corundum family, sapphires actually come in a myriad of colors, except red, which is a ruby.

The name sapphire was derived from the Latin word ““saphirus” and the Greek word “sapheiros,” which both mean blue. Sapphires have been sought after by rulers, religious figures, and the wealthy in societies around the world since early times. In fact, sapphires were once thought to reflect heaven and ward off evil, which is why they were prized by the church for centuries.

The sapphire is one of only three precious gemstones (the other two being the ruby and the emerald). It is a favorite stone to work with among jewelers because of its strength, durability, and vivid coloring. Sapphires are also valued by individuals who believe in the power of gems as folklore suggests sapphires enhance intelligence.

The Something About Silver jewelry collection offers a variety of sterling silver necklaces, rings, and bracelets that would make excellent gifts for anyone with a September birthday. Just personalize whatever piece of jewelry you like with a name, initial, or meaningful word and add a Sapphire-colored birthstone charm for a little sparkle!

Sapphire Fast Facts

Gemstone Family: Corundum

Color: all colors except red; blue is the most popular

Hardness: 9 on the Mohs Scale

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