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September Birthstone - Sapphire

Sapphire bears semblance with the July birthstone Ruby as both the gemstones are varieties of the crystallized mineral, corundum. Ruby is the red variety, while sapphire is the blue corundum. Though deep blue sapphire is the formal September birthstone, sapphire is found in various rainbow colors ranging from glistening golden brown, fiery yellowish red to deep velvety indigo. The name ‘Sapphire’ comes from the Greek word sappheiros and has beautified the robes and crowns of the royalty and the elite since ancient medieval times.

Noble and grand in its appearance, this heavenly birthstone is associated with virtues of sincerity, faithfulness, and truth. Sapphire-laden jewelry is a stunning marvel, and those born in September should feel privileged to reckon it as their birthstone. The beautiful gemstone is also the traditional gift for the 5th and 45th wedding anniversaries. Precious sapphires are found in Asian and African geographies like Kashmir, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Cambodia, and some parts of the United States of America and Australia.