The September Birthstone is Sapphire
The official birthstone for September is Sapphire and the September birthstone color is Deep Blue. The alternative birthstone for September is Lapis Lazuli.
The brilliant blue Sapphire gemstone is associated with truth, sincerity, constancy and purity of the soul.
Sapphire is one of the four highly valuable precious gemstones and is most well known for its deep blue color variety.
The origin of the word 'sapphire' appears to come from Latin sapphirus and Greek sappheiros meaning 'blue' or 'precious stones'.
The Zodiac signs for September are Virgo (Aug 23 - Sep 23) and Libra (Sep 24 - Oct 23).
Sapphire is a traditional gift for the 5th and 45th wedding anniversaries and Star Sapphire for a 65th anniversary.
The birth flowers for September are the Aster and Morning Glory.
September Birthstone Color - Deep Blue
The September birthstone color of deep blue comes from the blue Sapphire gemstone. Sapphire is a form of the mineral corundum and there are many other colors of corundum known as ‘fancy sapphires’. The exception is red corundum which is in fact the ruby gemstone and treated separately to other sapphires. After diamond, corundum is the next hardest mineral and is used in abrasives due to its high durability.
Brilliant blue Sapphires were found historically in the remote mountainous regions of Kashmir of northern India. Today most high quality Sapphires come from the Asian countries of Myanmar (Burma), Sri Lanka, Thailand and Cambodia and the African country of Madagascar. Commercial grade Sapphires are found in East Africa, Australia and Montana, USA.
Reference: GIA Education - Where Sapphires Come From
Alternative September Birthstone - Lapis Lazuli
The alternative birthstone for September is Lapis Lazuli, which is also a beautiful deep blue color.
Lapis is not actually a crystal like most gemstones, but an ordinary rock, however due to its exquisite coloring it has been used in jewelry and sculptures for centuries.
SEPTEMBER BIRTHDAY SYMBOLS
Official birthstone: Sapphire
Alternative birthstone: Lapis Lazuli
Birthstone color: deep blue
Birth flowers: Aster and Morning Glory
Zodiac star sign: Virgo (Aug 23 - Sep 23)
Zodiac star sign: Libra (Sep 24 - Oct 23)
5th and 45th wedding anniversaries: Sapphire
65th wedding anniversary: Star Sapphire
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