Sapphire is the birthstone for September this gem has been cherished for thousands of years.
The word Sapphire comes from the Greek word sappheiros and means blue stone.
The blue sapphire is one of the most popular colored stones and in recent years especially with royalty.
Although the term Sapphire usually refers to the blue variety of corundum (Ruby is the red variety), this Gemstone comes in a rainbow of other colours.
Sapphires have traditionally symbolised sincerity, truth, faithfulness and nobility.
This Gemstone has had centruries of association with royalty and romance and are said to symbolise fidelity and the soul.
The elite of ancient Greece and Rome believed that blue Sapphires protected their owners from harm and envy.
The Sapphire has been reputed by many civilisations across the world throughout the ages to have healing powers.
From curing plague boils and diseases of the eye it was also considered to be an antidote to poison.
Today Sapphire is more commonly given on the 5th and 45th wedding anniversaries
For further independent information about Sapphires please feel free to visit the official GIA Website who have some fantastic information on this wonderful Gemstone.
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