September birthstone is Sapphire, one of the “Big Three” of precious gemstones, sapphires are absolutely stunning. The name comes from the Greek word for blue. Although traditionally a deep blue, sapphires span the rainbow of color from pink to yellow to peach. Sapphires make stunning jewelry gifts for anyone born in September or celebrating a 5th or 45th wedding anniversary. Whatever your reason for buying sapphire, you can’t go wrong with this brilliant gemstone, whether you’re seeking classical blue or another shade of the sapphire rainbow have it here at Joseph’s Jewelry.
5 Things Jewelry Lovers Want to Know About the September Birthstone
- Sapphire, a precious gemstone and a variety of the mineral corundum, is one of the hardest gems, second only to a diamond. Sapphire stones rates 9 of 10 on the Mohs Hardness scale. Because of its hardness, sapphires wear well in any kind of jewelry, especially rings.
- While the most common color is the blue sapphire, sapphires come in a variety of colors, including pink, green, yellow, white, orange, and the very rare orange-pink called padparadscha. Sapphire color is caused by the trace elements in the mineral corundum.
- Sapphire comes from the Greek word sappherios, which likely referred to lapis lazuli. Sapphires have been treasured for thousands of years: in ancient times in Rome and Greece, royalty believe sapphires protected them from jealousy and harm. Clergy in the Middle Ages wore sapphires to symbolize heaven.
- Energetically, sapphire is known as a stone of wisdom, with each color having its own particular wisdom. For example, blue sapphire is a seeker of spiritual truth, and clears the throat chakra. Bringing emotional and mental calm, sapphire balances the mind, body, and spirit.
- Sapphire is not only popular in engagement rings and birthstone jewelry, but because of its hardness and the fact it can be lab created, Sapphire is used in manufacturing. Some uses are in watch lenses, screen monitors, electrical insulators, sand paper, and cutting tools.
What is the Meaning of the September Birthstone?
Sapphire is a variety of the mineral corundum. The word “sapphire” is from the Greek word “sappheiros”, which means blue. Historians believe this originally referred to lapis lazuli, but later evolved to define the gemstone that we know today. With a rating of 9 on the Mohs hardness scale, sapphires are the second hardest mineral next to diamond, which tops the list at 10. This hardness makes gem-quality sapphires extremely desirable in jewelry production of every type. Sapphires represent symbols of truth, justice and purity of the mind and spirit. Many people attribute romance, love and devotion to this gem. Sapphires are also thought to protect against negativity and jealousy.
What are the 2 Birthstones for September?
Although today we think of September’s birthstone as the blue Sapphire, In the 19th century, September’s birthstone was known to be chrysolite referred to yellow-green chrysoberyl as well as peridot and prehnite gems. However, that name is no longer used. (Chrysoberyl, peridot, and prehnite are all distinct gem species today). In English and German mineralogical literature jewelry chrysolite (magnesium silicate and iron) is usually called peridots. In other words chrysolite and peridot – the same mineral.
What Color Represents the September Birthstone?
Most people tend to think of sapphires as blue, but there are many different colors of sapphire. These are commonly referred to as “fancy sapphires” like green, purple, white, or yellow sapphires. The one exception is the red sapphire, which is called “ruby”, known for its brilliant and deep red color (yes, rubies are actually sapphires!). Some sapphire stones even exhibit color change, shifting from blue in daylight or fluorescent light to reddish-purple under incandescent light, much like the color-changing alexandrite gemstone.
What Are Typical September Birthstone Rings?
Sapphire is a beautiful and one of the most popular of gemstones used in rings. Blue sapphire is often used in non-traditional engagement rings and wedding bands. Joseph’s Jewelry has a selection of engagement rings featuring dazzling sapphires in a variety of colors ranging from deep blue to light pink. A distinctive and vibrant choice, sapphires have been valued for their vivid color and durability for centuries. The styles in our collections range from antique-inspired to modern, exquisitely designed to showcase these stunning gemstones.
What Are Typical September Birthstone Necklaces?
September’s birthstone, sapphires sparkly boldly in timeless pendant and necklace styles. Check out Joseph’s Jewelry’s blue sapphire necklace collection features the highest quality of natural sapphires. From classic styles to modern designs, our sapphire necklaces and pendants come in all shapes, sizes and colors. We offer a wide variety of sapphire necklaces from simple bezel sets and classic four prong pendants to opulent bib necklaces. Our sapphire pendants and sapphire necklaces can be crafted in either white gold, yellow gold.
Sapphire has a classic, timeless appeal but can be made to fit into modern times. This makes it a popular engagement ring accent. Some of the most expensive and sought after sapphires are found in Myanmar, Kashmir and Sri Lanka.
September’s birthstone gem has graced many famous women throughout history, including the Duchess of Cambridge. Better known as Kate Middleton and Prince William’s wife, she wore Princess Diana’s legendary sapphire ring. The clarity, hardness and color make the gemstone alluring to all.
Some of the most famous of sapphire jewelry is the Star of India at 563 carats, and the world’s largest blue star sapphire. Scientists estimate it to be approximately 2 billion years old. And the Logan sapphire at 423 carats, about the size of an egg, the Logan Sapphire can be seen at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. Surrounded by about 16 carats of round-cut diamonds, it is one of the world’s largest faceted blue sapphires. Mrs. John A. (Polly) Logan donated it to the museum in 1960…what a gift!
Make sure to check out all of the incredible sapphire rings, pendants, bracelets, and earrings that we have available here at Joseph’s Jewelry, whether it’s a birthday treat for yourself or a loved one, you will be able to find the perfect gift for that special day!