Know Your Birthstone: September

We think that September babies are extra lucky to have a beautiful stone like the sapphire as their birthstone. Personalized jewelry is essential to any jewelry collection. It can bring a special touch to pieces with a meaning that never fades.

 

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Meaning

Sapphires symbolize nobility, truth, wisdom, good fortune, and holiness. The sapphire sets the standard with its color, having all other blue stones measured against it.

 

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History

Since the Middle Ages, sapphire has been widespread. The blue color of the stone was believed to symbolize heaven and attract divine favor and wisdom.

The sapphire has adorned the clothing of royalty for centuries. Most famously, the sapphire is in Lady Diana and Kate Middleton’s engagement rings, further reinforcing the sapphires association with royalty and romance. 

 

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Fun Facts

The world’s largest sapphire is known as the Star of Adam, weighing 1,404.49 carats. Discovered in 2016, this stone is valued at up to $300 million. This stone is a star sapphire; this type of sapphire exhibits a phenomenon known as asterism. Asterism creates a star pattern on the stone when in the light.

While sapphires are typically known for their beautiful blue hue, the sapphire comes in many different colors. Sapphires can be violet, green, yellow, pink, purple, blue, black, and other intermediate colors. Sapphires actually refer to any corundum stone that isn’t red. Red corundum is also known as a ruby. There are even stones that exhibit a color-changing phenomenon when shown in a different light. Sapphires from Kashmir set the standard for the deep velvety blue of the sapphire.

In the Jewish tradition, it is believed that God gave Moses the ten commandments on tablets of sapphire.