Gemstone Feature- Sapphire (September’s Birthstone)

Gorgeous deep blue Sapphires are the birthstone for September.  A symbol of truth, sincerity, and faithfulness, sapphire is said to help with mental clarity.  Sapphire is considered a precious stone.

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Can range in hues, from colorless to blue, grey, black, yellow, pink, purple, orange, brown, and green variations. Blue sapphire with distinctly violet undertones is especially valued.  There’s also a rare variety of sapphire that changes colors altogether according to the light.


Madagascar is the primary source of sapphires. But it can also be found in India, Australia, Thailand, Pakistan, Kenya, China, Afghanistan, Sri Lanka, and the US.

Age:  It became known as a gemstone around Roman times.

Family:  Corundum

Hardness:  9 on the Mohs scale


Gemstone Properties/Healing Properties:  

Associated with faithfulness and sincerity, sapphires are said to induce mental clarity and perception. It also helps one get rid of negative thinking patterns. Health-wise, it’s also helpful with sore throats and diseases of the blood.

Fun Facts/Stories:  

Prince Charles’ chose a sapphire engagement ring when he proposed to Princess Diana.

There is an ancient myth that says that Earth rests upon a giant sapphire and that the sky is a reflection of this stone.

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