sapphire birth stone

September Birthstone

"A maiden born when autumn leaves Are rustling in September's breeze,
A Sapphire on her brow should bind; To bring her joy and peace of mind."

September Birthstone - Properties of the Sapphire
For those who were born in the month of September the Sapphire is the traditional birthstone. The September birthstone poem reflects some of the properties with which the Sapphire is associated - truth, sincerity and constancy.

The Traditional Metaphysical Properties for the September Birthstone Sapphire are clairvoyance, insight and interpretation. The healing properties of the September birthstone are reputed to be effective for health problems relating to lowering fevers and inflammation, hearing problems, cancer and burns. The Sapphire is also used to enhance the influences of Venus and and banish evil thoughts.

September Birthstone - Where are Sapphires found?
The popular September Birthstone of the Sapphire is found in the following countries:

  • Sri Lanka, Thailand, Cambodia, Burma, Kasmir, Australia, Nigeria, Kenya, Tanzania, China and the U.S.

September Birthstone - the Color of the Sapphire
The traditional color associated with the Sapphire is the deep blue color and was strongly favored as a popular gem in jewelry. The meaning of colors through the ages represented many aspects of life. Social, religious, biblical and Christian symbolism were all reflected in the color blue. The symbolic meaning of the color blue has a Biblical meaning symbolizing heavenly grace. Sapphires can be found in a variety of colors, not just different shades of blue, these include yellow, pink and white. Sapphires with colors other than blue are generally referred to as fancy sapphires. The distinctive blue of the sapphire is due to minute amounts of oxide of iron and titanium in the stone.

Definition of the Sapphire, the September Birthstone
Definition of Sapphire, the September birth stone: The word Sapphire is derived from the Greek word "sappheiros" which means "precious stone". Sapphires are the blue transparent variety of corundum, highly prized as a gem. The Sapphire is a member of the Corundum (aluminum oxide) family. Crystal structure of the Sapphire, the September birthstone, is hexagonal (trigonal), dipyramidal. One of the four precious gemstones. The other three are diamonds, rubies, and emeralds.

September Birth stone - the History of the Sapphire
For those who were born in the month of September the Sapphire is the traditional birthstone. The history, myths, legends and folklore surrounding the magical properties of different birthstones have been handed down through the ages and from different civilisations. This subject has been documented separately in the History of Birthstones section which can be accessed by the link at the top of the page.

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