Sapphire - September's Birthstone
Sapphire - September's Birthstone.
The sapphire – well what can I say! It’s considered to be the gem of royalty (think of Diana, and now Kate’s engagement ring) associated with anything sacred and divine. It’s a stone which is mentioned throughout history associated with nobility and religion, for example, Christians used sapphire in ecclesiastical rings and it was cherished by kings for its power to protect.
When you think of sapphire, you think of its beautiful indigo blue colour, but you can also get black, green, orange, pink, violet, white and yellow sapphires too. They each have their own properties, but for the sake of this blog, I’m going to concentrate on the blue sapphire – after all, the word sapphire comes from the Latin sapphirus which means ‘blue stone’.
Sapphire is said to help the wearer to embrace order, structure and self-discipline and is ideal for helping accomplish goals. That’s definitely one I need in my life!
Generally, it’s thought of as a stone of wisdom and learning, giving strength and focus, bringing order and healing.
It is believed that its focusing properties allow for the release of negative thoughts, helping to balance the body. It’s great during times of change to help channel your thoughts and see clearly where you have got to go, and how you’re going to get there.
It’s a stone of love (see engagement ring point above!) as it’s a sign of commitment and fidelity. It’s a sign of attachment, and binds people to one another, especially if they have matching stones. A great gift for marrying couples.
In terms of health properties, it’s pretty awesome. It’s associated with the eyes, so thought to help improve eyesight and eye infections. Kind of linked, it also helps to improve sleeping so you can get more shut eye! In addition, if you have a headache, nosebleed, fever, earache or vertigo, sapphire is supposed to be your answer.
It’s also used when it comes to problems associated with speech and communication, and is thought to help with symptoms associated to dementia and other degenerative diseases.
When it comes to emotional issues, because of its order and strengthening properties, it is believed to aid with helping depression, neuroses and even psychosis. It is thought to give the wearer confidence and help with self-belief issues, overcoming shyness and help with social situations.
It truly is a beautiful stone, one of the most recognised gemstones, and those with their birthdays in September are very lucky! (of course, it doesn’t mean you can’t wear sapphires just because it isn’t your birthstone!) I’ve made some beautiful creations using sapphires, I have some in stock that may not be loaded onto the site and some not yet made into jewellery, so I can create a piece just for you, or for a loved one.
Please get in touch if you’d like some sapphire in your life!