Born In September? Here’s Why You Should Love Sapphires!

September babies get the pleasure of calling sapphires their birthstones. The dazzling gemstones are as rich in history and symbolism as they are in color.
Sapphires are one of the most treasured gems in the world, and for good reason. Below we’ll be sharing everything you need to know about sapphires, from their spiritual meanings to the science behind their stunning colors.

If you haven’t already fallen in love with your September birthstone, you definitely will now!

The Symbolism & Meaning Of Sapphires

This magnificent gemstone can be traced back to ancient times. Records state that the first sapphires were mentioned by Etruscans in the 7th century BC. They have been cherished by people of all nations for centuries ever since.

This long-revered gemstone has had many different myths and meanings, each as fascinating as the last. Many of them have carried through to modern times.

The Divine Stone

Sapphires have long been a symbol of the heavens. Their deep blue color and mesmerising sparkle are reminiscent of the skies in their most glorious state.

As a divine stone, sapphires are associated with joy, fulfilment, inner peace, beauty, good health, and protection.  

The Wisdom Stone

Each color of sapphire is said to bring its own wisdom. Sapphires have been linked to intelligence, innocence, and honesty. It’s said that sapphires are also useful for attracting abundance and prosperity.

The Royal Stone

Sapphires have always been highly coveted by monarchs and nobles. Many royal jewel collections contain sapphires that have been passed down through the generations.

Some of the most noteworthy royal sapphires include Princess Diana’s engagement ring, the Stuart Sapphire, and the brooch of Empress Maria Feodorovna, the last Russian Tsarina.

Cultural Significance 

Ancient Greece. Sapphires were worn to attain wisdom. This tradition has transcended millennia, since the beautiful gem is still linked to wisdom and intelligence.
Ancient Persia. Sapphires were believed to have potent healing powers. Ancient Persians would grind up sapphires to use as an all purpose medicine.
Middle Ages. Grecian and Persian symbolism merged during this period. People believed that sapphires could be used to suppress negative thoughts, and continued to use them as a healing treatment for natural ailments. Some even used sapphires as an anecdote against poison.
Sapphires were also considered a protective stone. They were often used to ward off evil spirits and creatures, or to simply protect wearers from infidelity and feelings of envy.
A myth emerged that sapphires had the power to strengthen the heart and muscles, while bringing courage to the wearer.

The Properties Of Sapphire

Sapphires are crystalline forms of aluminum oxide. They are the second most durable gemstones after diamonds, with a hardness rating of 9 on the Mohs scale. Sapphires are members of the corundum stone family, which also includes rubies.

Sapphires are rare gemstones that can only be found in certain corners of the earth. Most come from South Asia, but they can also be found in Tanzania, Kenya, Malawi, Brazil, Colombia, the USA, and Canada. Sri Lanka is currently the world’s largest producer of sapphires.

The appearance and color of a sapphire can vary greatly depending on its origin:

Deep, velvety blue sapphires tend to come from Burma and Kashmir, India
Vibrant, royal blue sapphires are often from Sri Lanka. Many of the world’s most famous sapphires have Sri Lankan origins.
Warm green-blue sapphires hail from Australia, though dark blue sapphires can also be found in the states Queensland and New South Wales.
Earthy teal sapphires hail from Montana, USA.

The Spiritual Powers Of Sapphire

In modern times, sapphires are considered to be transformative stones that help connect individuals to the powers of the universe.

Those that practice crystal healing use sapphires to enhance their spiritual growth by increasing communication.

It’s a popular stone for manifestation, since sapphires promote clarity. They can help individuals strengthen their intuition and focus on their purpose.

Sapphires install a positive attitude and generate feelings of self-motivation. They are also calming stones that help maintain inner peace and soothe nerves.

Chakra Associations

Sapphires stimulate the Throat Chakra by promoting honest communication, and the Third Eye Chakra by deepening insight and encouraging clarity.

Other Spiritual Associations

Zodiac: Virgo, Libra, Sagittarius
Planets: Saturn, the Moon
Element: Water

The Colors Of Sapphire

Sapphires come in a natural rainbow of colors. They can be found in blue, purple, pink, orange, yellow, peach, green, dark gray, and black.

These other color variations are often called ‘fancy sapphires.’

Vibrant blue is the most popular and desired color of sapphire. It’s likely what first comes to mind when one thinks of sapphire, and is also the true September birthstone.  

The gorgeous color variations of sapphires occur because they are allochromatic stones.
This means they get their hues from trace elements in their chemical structure.

More specifically, combinations of iron and titanium.

The only color that sapphires can’t be found in is red, as red corundums are rubies.

However, all other colored corundum stones are sapphires.

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