Sapphire is the birthstone for September and Virgo (23rd August to 22nd September). Everyone recognises it's rich blue colour, but did you know they also come in pink, yellow, purple, black, green and pinkish orange? However the most valuable are Royal Blue or Cornflower blue.
Ceylon Sapphires are the most sought after (Ceylon is the historical name of Sri Lanka). It is believed the gem industry here goes back as far as 500BC and the sapphires themselves were created naturally over 800 million years ago!
Historically sapphires were thought to have curative properties, balance circulatory and endocrine systems and give honesty, inner-peace, positivity, faithfulness, wisdom, and clarity to those who wore the stone.
If you love this gemstone but weren't born in September, sapphires are also traditionally given on 5th and 45th wedding anniversaries.
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