What is the Birthstone for September and why?
Sapphire, with its stunning blue hue reminiscent of the clear blue skies, is the September birthstone. This captivating gemstone has been admired for its beauty and significance for centuries. Its name is derived from the Greek word "sappheiros," which is believed to mean ‘blue stone’.
The Rich History of Sapphires
Sapphires have a rich history that dates back to ancient times. The ancient Persians believed that the earth rested on a giant sapphire, which reflected its colour onto the sky. In medieval Europe, sapphires were thought to protect their wearers from harm and envy. Kings and queens often adorned themselves with sapphires to symbolise wisdom and nobility. They’ve always been significant throughout history.
What Makes Sapphires Unique?
Sapphires belong to the corundum family, and their blue colour comes from the presence of titanium and iron in the gem. What makes sapphires truly remarkable is their exceptional hardness, ranking just below diamonds on the Mohs scale. This makes them a great choice for jewellery.
The Symbolism of Sapphires
Sapphires are associated with plenty of meaning and symbolism, making them a thoughtful gift for September birthdays.
Some of the key attributes associated with sapphires include:
Wisdom - sapphires have long been considered a symbol of wisdom and knowledge, making them an ideal choice for those seeking clarity and insight.
Loyalty - the blue sapphire represents loyalty and fidelity, making it a popular choice for engagement rings and anniversary gifts.
Protection - sapphires are believed to protect the wearer from harm and negative energy, offering a sense of security and peace.
Sapphire Jewellery at Abbott Lyon
Our collection of birthstone jewellery features stunning sapphire pieces, including rings, necklaces, bracelets and earrings, all designed to complement your style and make a meaningful statement. Sapphires are more than just beautiful gemstones; they’re symbols of wisdom, loyalty and protection.
If you or a loved one were born in September, sapphire jewellery is the perfect way to celebrate. Whether you're treating yourself or gifting someone special, sapphire jewellery’s a beautiful, timeless choice that will be cherished for years to come.
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