Sapphire, September's birthstone, symbolizes the following:
The word "Sapphire" is Greek for "blue" and for centuries, the Sapphire has been referred to as the ultimate blue gemstone. Since Ancient times, the Blue Sapphire represented a promise of honesty, loyalty, purity, and trust. The meaning behind the Sapphire makes it one of the most popular engagement gemstones today, even more so now that Prince William gave Kate Middleton a sapphire engagement ring.
The strengths associated with Sapphire are used to shield the evils of poisoning of body and mind.The Sapphire is said to promote pure emotions - purity of mind, serenity, joy, and peace. The stone is said to have the power to open the mind to beauty and love and clears the mind of unwanted thoughts. According to folklore, the Sapphire can protect your loved ones from envy and harm.
The Sapphire can be found in places all over the globe, but the most prized Sapphires are from Myanmar (Burma), Kashmir, and Sri Lanka.The biggest source of Sapphires in the world is in Australia, especially New South Wales and Queensland.
The natural color of the Sapphire is a highly saturated violet-blue color while a "velvety" or "sleepy" transparent color is more rare. A higher cost is associated with how pure the blue of the Sapphire appears.
Sapphires are not limited to the color blue, they come in the following colors: pink, yellow, orange, peach, and violet. The most sought-after color Sapphire is the Padparadscha: a pink-orange corundum. This extremely rare and expensive stone is one of the most coveted gems in the world.