Friday, September 16, 2011

Birthstone for the month of September: Sapphire

Sapphire is named after the Greek word "Sapphirus", meaning blue, it symbolizes wisdom and purity that's is why it's been a favorite of priests and kings, and been prominent among the British Jewels that is why Prince Charles chose this as the engagement stone for Princess Diana and later on Prince William chose this for Princess Katherine for her Engagement Ring.

There is a legend that the Ten Commandments were inscribed upon tablets made of sapphire and that gives sapphire a royal place among gemstones.

Gem is designated for the 5th, 23rd and 45th wedding anniversary, a Star Sapphire is typically given on the 65th wedding anniversary.

The Sapphire is second only to the Diamond in hardness, making it a durable gemstone for setting into jewelry. A gift of Sapphire represents sincerity and faithfulness.

Sapphire can be found:

  • USA
  • Sri Lanka
  • Thailand
  • Cambodia
  • Burma
  • Kasmir
  • Australia
  • Nigeria
  • Kenya
  • Tanzania
  • China

Healing properties:

  • lowering fevers
  • inflammation
  • hearing problems
  • cancer
  • burns
September Birthstone Poem
"The Sapphire"

"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."

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Debbie P.
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