September babies are blessed with the gorgeous sapphire birthstone. The precious sapphire gemstone is a rich royal blue colour. Sapphire symbolises royalty and is believed to attract abundance and gifts.
The name “sapphire” comes from the Latin sapphirus and Greek sappheiros, meaning “blue stone,” though those words may have originally referred to lapis lazuli. Some believe it originated from the Sanskrit word sanipriya which meant “dear to Saturn.”
The remarkable hardness of sapphires, which measure 9 on the Mohs scale, is second only to diamond.
Sapphire gemstones symbolise loyalty, nobility, sincerity, and integrity. They are associated with focusing the mind, maintaining self-discipline, and channeling higher powers.