September’s Birthstone – The Sapphire

Sapphire September Birthstone

Sapphire – September

Prized since ancient times for its beauty and durability, the sapphire is derived from the Corundum family of minerals, mined from the deepest layers of the earth’s crust. The highest quality stones are found in Sri Lanka.

Did You Know? Sapphire is believed to offer healing properties for rheumatism, colic, and mental illness. At one time it was credited to remove all impurities and foreign matter from the eye, aside from considered an antidepressant and an aid to psychokinesis, telepathy, clairvoyance and astral projection.

Moh’s Scale of Hardness: 9/10

Interested in birthstones? Check out our infographic on Birthstones by Month:  Gem Birthstones by Month.

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