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September Sapphires

Not only is this beautiful blue gemstone the birthstone for September, it is believed to symbolize wisdom, virtue, good fortune, protection, holiness for royals as well as bring spiritual insight to the wearer!

Monaco Sapphire Earrings

Sapphire is a precious gemstone, a variety of the mineral corundum, and one of the 5 cardinal gems, along with the diamond, ruby, emerald and amethyst.
Its name comes from the Latin word 'saphirus' and the Greek word 'sapheiros,' both meaning blue, although they come in other colors as well. Some say its name is derived from the planet Saturn as the word can roughly be translated to mean 'dear to the planet Saturn' in many different languages.

It is said to have energies that promote abundance and prosperity, helping you to achieve success in business without compromising your beliefs.  It will also help you fulfill your dreams and attract more positive opportunities while keeping you centered and grounded even in the most chaotic environment.

Sapphires have been prized gemstones since 800BC.  Blue sapphires were a holy stone to the catholic church and to ancient Persians, who believed they made the sky blue with their reflections.  To some religions, the blue color of the sapphire represents the heavens.  Ancient lore held that the Ten Commandments were actually written on sapphire tablets!

Pearls and Sapphire clusters
As a protection stone, they were worn to protect against sorcery.  It was thought to banish evil spirits and send negative spells back to the sender. Sapphires were once used to guard off poisonous creatures and kill snakes hiding nearby. They also provided advanced warning against hidden dangers.  The great traveler, Sir Richard Francis Burton, had a large star sapphire which he referred to as his talisman, since it always brought him good luck wherever he went. 

Kings wore sapphires around their necks as a powerful defense from harm. They preserved the wearer from envy and helped win favor from the Gods. In the 12th Century, the sapphire was known as the most appropriate stone for ecclesiastical rings.  King Solomon wore a sapphire ring, and in modern times, the sapphire grew popular when Prince Charles gave a sapphire engagement ring to Lady Diana.

Sapphires are also said to promote general health. They were once used to reduce fevers, protect against mental illness, improve eyesight, treat nosebleeds, as well as ulcers!
Monaco Sapphire Necklace

As a tool for self improvement, sapphires are a wonderful way to keep your life in check as they are said to have a powerful and transformative energy that may work quickly and drastically. They will help you connect to the universe, by opening your inner spiritual self to the powers of the universe.  They help to promote a positive attitude towards life, promoting self motivation and helping you move towards a path of self-fulfillment.

Interested in having sapphires in your life?  Check out our sapphire jewelry here...