Happy September Birthday! – Sapphire

Sapphires are a variety of corundum and occurs in many different colors, the most well-known of which are pink and blue. Sapphires were believed to symbolize heaven and the color blue is traditionally known for royalty as well.

– The biggest source of sapphires is Australia
– Said to represent purity of the soul and often worn by priests and clergy
– Given to young wives to represent faithfulness, said to darken if worn by an adulterer
– The most famous sapphire is in the Imperial State Crown of Queen Victoria 1938 in the Tower of London

Read more on sapphires here: Hawaii Jewelers Association American Gem Society Earthsky.org Gemstone.org