September Birthstone

Sapphire

 

sapphirePeople born during the month of September are fortunate to have sapphire as their birthstone. It belongs to the family of minerals known as corundum, which is second only to diamond in hardness. Not only is sapphire a durable gemstone, it is also very beautiful. While all red corundum goes by the name ruby, corundum of all other colors is called sapphire. The most popular among these is the cornflower blue sapphire, which is Indian in origin. Closer to home, Montana produces sapphire of an attractive metallic blue. There are also various other colors of sapphire, including pink, green, yellow and orange. There is even a colorless sapphire.

9_2The legends behind sapphire are many. Kings in ancient times believed it protected them from harm and envy. The Persians believed that the earth rested on a great sapphire, the color of which was reflected to give the sky its blue color. It was also the symbol of truth and constancy.

Ring36-01In addition to being September’s birthstone, sapphire is also the recommended gem for couples celebrating their 5th and 45th wedding anniversaries, perhaps because of its reputed link to emotions such as harmony, friendship and loyalty.

Outstanding examples of this incredible gemstone, in a complete rainbow of colors, is available and awaiting you here at URBAN JEWELERS. Come take a look!

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