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Birthstone of the Month
The beautiful rich blue of Sapphire makes it one of the most desirable of all birthstones. Sapphire is the birthstone for September, and the anniversary gemstone for the 5th and 45th anniversaries. The color of blue can vary from a light, to a greenish or violetish blue. There are many differing colors of blue which can bear a different name, such as cornflower blue. All sapphires are from the gem family of corundum, yet the most prized and highly sought after color is a medium to dark vivid blue with flashes of violet. The gem species of corundum also occur in all colors of the rainbow, many of which can be both rare and valuable, known as fancy Sapphires. The symbolic meaning of the color blue has a Biblical meaning of Heavenly grace and blessings. Sapphire is said to represent the purity of the soul through truth, sincerity, faithfulness, peacefulness, and constancy. It is a gemstone that has been worn through the years by clergy and the priesthood. Sapphire has long been associated with royalty and romance. This popularity was reinforced in 1981 when Britain's Prince Charles gave a beautiful, large, and valuable Sapphire engagement ring to Lady Diana Spencer. After Princess Di's death, her Sapphire ring was presented to Kate Middleton several years ago as her engagement ring from Diana's son, Prince William. It is an extremely durable gemstone, that be worn and enjoyed. Sapphire is found in many different countries such as Sri Lanka, Thailand, Burma, Kenya, Madagascar, and Tanzania. If you were born in the month of September, you have a birthstone to be appreciated and treasured!