The September birthstone is the stunning sapphire. In recent years, interest in birthstones and crystals has spiked, with many people attributing a birthstone personality to brightly coloured gems. Some people follow along just for fun, while others believe in the healing power of crystals. Make a cup of tea and browse our range or settle in to discover more about sapphire for yourself.
What does the sapphire birthstone represent?
Many cultures have revered sapphires for a multitude of reasons – they are tied up in ancient lore from almost every religion. The sapphire gem is said to possess celestial, divine energy and therefore be sacred and associated with royalty.
In medieval times, sapphire was thought of as heavenly. With that, came links to hope, faith, good fortune and spiritual insight. Similarly, Buddhists believe these stones bring devotion and spiritual enlightenment. The Ancient Greeks wore it for wisdom and when seeking answers, while Hindus used it in offerings at temples of worship.
Interestingly, sapphires are also supposed to be connected to purity, which can be understood in a number of ways. They may protect against disease, dark magic and fraud.
Today Sapphire is still a Stone of Wisdom, a royal stone of learning, mental acuity and psychic activation, a embraces order, structure, and self-discipline, and is ideal for accomplishing goals and manifesting ideas into form. Sapphire’s power to transmute negative thoughts and energy also makes it highly effective for earth and chakra healing.
What’s your sapphire birthstone personality?
If you wear your September birthstone, you’re probably an incredibly focused individual, known for keeping your eye on the prize. If you’re a spiritual individual, you’ve probably realised by now that you have some level of psychic awareness.
Sapphire also promotes dignity, loyalty and serenity among its wearers. This translates to honesty and mental strength, so you’re likely admired for your motivation and leadership skills. If you’re reading this and you love sapphire, manifest your goals – you’re likely to accomplish them.
Just know that it’s okay to share your emotions from time to time. Fans of sapphire aren’t known for this, but trust in your many abilities, and you should overcome this.
Buy sapphire birthstone jewellery
If September is your birth month or you’re looking for a tasteful, personalised gift, sapphire birthstone jewellery is perfect.
Sapphire prices aren’t expensive – as you’ll see we have discounted sapphires on our website. Australian Jewellery Warehouse has an exciting sapphire collection, including:
- Sapphire rings
- Sapphire necklaces
- Sapphire earrings
- Sapphire bracelets
What are the properties of the sapphire stone?
What comes to mind when you think of sapphires? An intense blue colour is often what we think of. However, sapphire can be found in various shades and tones of blue, as well as in colours such as yellow, orange, purple and green. They can even be clear!
A sapphire is a precious gemstone, made up of the mineral corundum and consisting of aluminium oxide. There are many other trace elements found within as well.
When used in jewellery (like sapphires at Australian Jewellery Warehouse) the stones are cut and polished to be worn. The most prized sapphires tend to be those which are especially vivid, with deeper blue saturation.
How did sapphire get its name?
The etymology of sapphire comes from the Greek word “sappheiros”. This loosely means “blue stone”, but it was originally supposed to describe lapis lazuli, another type of stone. These stones are not sapphires; they are deep-blue metamorphic rocks used as a semi-precious stone.
Where does sapphire occur in nature?
Significant sapphire deposits are found all over the world, including right here in Australia. Other places they’re found include:
- Sri Lanka
- Kashmir, India
- Montana, USA
Sapphire also finds a home in many other countries throughout the African and Asian continents. The mines all produce fine gems, but Kashmir, Myanmar, Madagascar and Sri Lanka tend to boast the highest qualities, which depends on colour, size, cut and clarity.
Interestingly, sapphires are often found in the same geographical locations as rubies. However, they’re often discovered in different geological formations. In one spot in Myanmar, for example, rubies form in marble, but the sapphire forms elsewhere.
While sapphires occur in nature, they’re sometimes created synthetically in a lab.
Shop our sapphire collection
Sapphires are ideal for September gifts, but they’re so stunning that they can be appreciated by anyone, year-round.
Shop our regal range of sapphire jewellery now.