Sapphire, The September Birthstone

Sapphire, the September birthstone, has been popular since the Middle Ages and, according to folklore, will protect your loved ones from envy and harm.


Medieval clergy wore sapphires to symbolize heaven, while commoners thought the gem attracted heavenly blessings. Blue sapphires range from very light to very dark greenish or violetish blue, as well as various shades of pure blue. The most prized colors are a medium to medium dark blue or slightly violet blue. Sapphire is a variety of the gem species corundum and occurs in all colors of the rainbow. Pink, purple, green, orange, or yellow corundum are known by their color (pink sapphire, green sapphire). Significant sapphire deposits are found in Eastern Australia, Thailand, Sri Lanka, China, Madagascar, East Africa, and in North America in a few locations, mostly in Montana.

Sapphire and Rubies are the hardest gemstones in the world with the exception of diamonds. This, along with the fact that blue sapphires blend well with all clothing and accessories make them ideal for flexibility when accessorizing. They also make for ideal engagement rings, and are especially popular in Europe for this purpose. NYC Wholesale Diamonds features a magnificent line of Ruby and Diamond Jewelry. Highlights include Engagement Rings, Tennis Bracelets, Earrings, Necklaces and Wedding Bands.

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