Sapphire – The September Birthstone at Ringmania

If your birthday happens to fall in September then you are lucky to have the Sapphire as your birthstone. The September birthstone is most commonly blue. However, natural sapphires can also be found in yellow, purple, orange and green. It is a form of the mineral corundum.
Sapphire - The September Birthstone

The history of Sapphire

The sapphire was known as the gem of Apollo and used by the Etruscan civilization in ancient Italy around 2700 years ago to represent purity of the soul. Also worn by priests in the Middle Ages as protection from desires of the flesh. The gem has also been used to deter snakes and thoughts of envy among kings. In addition the sapphire was given as a necklace to young warriors wives in order to prevent adultery. It was believed that in the event of a wife being unfaithful, the stone would darken.

In the 13th century French people believed that the stone could change stupidity to wisdom or irritability to good temper.

Australia and Madagascar are the main sources of the September birthstone although Kashmir in India, Sri Lanka, Burma and Montana (USA) have also provided a good supply in the past.

Buy a September birthstone ring online today.

Click on one of the photos below to see a showcase of Sapphire rings currently available from our affiliates.

 


I have been working in the fashion and jewellery industry since the mid 1970s when I started work in a seaside gift shop selling costume jewellery and fashion accessories. I worked for many years in the UK as a musician and electronics engineer and started my own business in 1995 as the owner of Ringmania.
After living in Phuket, Thailand for 15 years, I am now based in Sheffield UK since July 2019
Please contact me if you have any questions about Ringmania or any of our products/services.

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