September’s birthstone is the Sapphire. Sapphires come in many colors but the most desired is color is a deep rich blue. Sapphires are said to protect its wearer from evil spirits and against poison.
The Sapphire has a long history that dates back to the ancient Persians who believed the blue color of the sky was created by a giant sapphire that supported the earth. It was also believed that the sapphire protected its wearer from harm and envy and attracted the attention of the gods. The gem was also said to protect it wearer from poison and venomous snakebites. A sapphire is September Birthstone
Origins of the word sapphire come from the Greek word Sappheiros that translates to blue. Sapphire are an alternate stone used in engagement rings, in fact when prince Charles proposed to lady Diana he gave her a sapphire engagement ring.
Sapphires like rubies belong to the corundum family of gemstones. They are mined in Myanmar, Columbia, Southeast Asia and the United states. Sapphires are very durable having a 9 rating on Mohs Hardness Scale.