September’s Birthstone, the Sapphire
What is September’s birthstone?
The Sapphire is the month of September’s birthstone. This stone represents wisdom and royalty and is considered to be the gem of gems. The Sapphire symbolises learning, purity and wisdom and the clarity of its blue is said to bring order and healing to the mind.
What does the word Sapphire mean?
It is a jewel steeped in history and features in the lore of every religion. Often considered as a sacred stone, the sapphire’s heavenly blue reflected the hope of the heavens and was believed to bring protection and good fortune. With its associations with religion and royalty, the stone became a symbol of power and fortitude, but its delicate hues also represent kindness and wisdom.
In ancient times the Sapphire was considered to guard the wearer against evil and the legend has it that a venomous snake would die if placed in a vessel made of Sapphire
Sapphire Initial Necklace or Bracelet is said to symbolise power and strength, but also kindness and wise judgment. An ideal personalised gift for all those September babies.
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
Taken from Gregorian Birthstone Poems