With a new season comes a new set of birthstones. The first of the fall gems is Sapphire – the birthstone for the month of September. This rich blue precious stone is one of the world’s most well-known and expensive. Sapphires have been treasured since ancient times, and can often be found in royal jewel collections.
Sapphire derives from the ancient Arabic and Latin words for blue, and ancient Persians called it ‘The Celestial Stone’. It was the gem of Apollo, the ancient Greek god of truth, prophecy, music, and light. Sapphire has been known to represent purity and loyalty. In medieval times, European kings would wear sapphire rings as a form of protection from envy and harm. Sapphires were also thought to protect against evil and poison, as well as bringing wisdom and serenity to its wearers.
Today wearers can rely on sapphires for their stunning colour and quality. Sapphire jewelry is perfect for fall. The blue is deep enough to transition from summer but bright enough to stand out. It’s one of the most recognizable shades of blue that will look amazing at any time of the year. Treat your September-born loved ones to a piece of sapphire jewelry – they will cherish it for years to come.