September Birthstone: Sapphire
When September comes around, it brings with it a sense of transition. The warm days of summer begin to wane, giving way to the crispness of autumn. And just as nature changes its palette, so too does the world of gemstones. September’s birthstone, the sapphire, is a radiant gem that perfectly embodies the transition from summer to fall.
Here’s what you should know about the September birthstone and the best sapphire jewelry you can shop for yourself or a loved one born in September.
Sapphire is a precious gemstone known for its stunning blue color and gorgeous glimmer, though it can also come in other colors, including orange, yellow, and pink. This is because sapphire comes from corundum, a colorless mineral. Each stone’s unique elemental structure (for example, the presence or lack of chromium or iron) determines its color.
Sapphires have been cherished for thousands of years. Associated with royalty and romance, along with fidelity and the soul, sapphires are often given as engagement rings.
History of Sapphires
The sapphire has a rich history that spans centuries and continents. Its name is derived from the Greek word “sappheiros,” which translates to “blue stone.” The gemstone has long been associated with royalty and nobility, with many believing it possesses protective and healing properties.
In ancient times, it was worn by kings and queens as a symbol of wisdom and power. The sapphire was also believed to guard against evil and bring good fortune to its wearer.
Symbolism of Sapphires
Sapphire symbolism transcends its stunning blue hues. It embodies wisdom, truth, and loyalty, making it a gem of sincerity and trust. For centuries, sapphires have been revered as tokens of protection and good fortune, adorning royalty and nobility. They symbolize enduring love and commitment, serving as a romantic gesture to seal a lifelong partnership.
Sapphires also represent serenity and mental clarity, helping restore body balance and build confidence. Virgos and Libras born in September would benefit from keeping sapphire close to empower their better selves, boost compassion, and alleviate fears.
Shop September Birthstones
Here is a selection of sapphire jewelry to celebrate this stunning gemstone.
Tiffany & Co.
Color by the Yard Necklace
A delicate necklace in platinum with round brilliant diamonds and a sparkling round sapphire. Smitten by sapphires? You will adore this dazzling piece that makes a meaningful gift or perfect daily accessory.
Like deep blue waters, this sapphire and diamond ring astounds with its dramatic beauty. Treat yourself or someone special to this timeless piece.
Sapphire Stud Earrings
Inspired by the energy of New York City at night, these sapphire stud earrings in 18k white gold twinkle with pavé sapphires.
Essential Lines Bracelet
A simple yet striking white gold bracelet set with 61 brilliant-cut sapphires. This spectacular piece would make the perfect gift for yourself or a loved one.
About The Author
Debbie Azar is the Co-Founder and President of Gemological Science International (GSI), one of the largest gemological organizations in the world, and a distinguished leader in the global diamond and jewelry industry. As an executive with extensive knowledge of the jewelry and gem lab industries, her entrepreneurial skills and vision have helped GSI achieve rapid and continuous growth worldwide, establishing 13 leading-edge gemological facilities on four continents. She currently serves on the boards of the Jewelers Vigilance Committee, Responsible Jewellery Council, and Jewelers for Children, and is a member of the 24 Karat Club of New York. She has been featured in Forbes, Daily Mail, Good Morning America, Bloomberg, Bloomberg Businessweek, Fox Business, Fox5, CBS2, BOLDTV, Varney&Co, The Street, and NASDAQ, among others.