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Tuesday, September 28, 2010

September's Stone - Blue Sapphire or Lapis

A maiden born when autumn leaves
Are rustling in September’s breeze,
A sapphire on her brow should bind;
To bring her joy and peace of mind.
-Gregorian Birthstone Poem

Happy Birthday September babies. The leaves are going to start changing soon (or not so soon for those of us living in North Carolina), and the rich colors of fall are a fantastic background for a special birthday celebration! In case you or someone who loves you wants to give a special birthday gift this year, I highly suggest a gift with your gorgeous birthstone, Blue Sapphire. 

Blue Sapphire is truly a stone fit for a queen (and why shouldn’t you be treated like a queen on your birthday?).  This gem is very prominent among the British Crown jewels and was even the engagement stone from Prince Charles to Princess Diana. 

Far before the British Crown jewels, Blue Sapphire was considered a special gem.  Ancient civilizations thought the whole world was set on a giant sapphire that painted the sky with its reflection. Some people believe that the Ten Commandments were actually written on tablets made of sapphire. 

It was also believed that Sapphire would protect against jealousy and poisoning.  When ground into a powder, Blue Sapphire was thought to cure colic, rheumatism, mental illness, and to strengthen eyesight. 

The deep blue stone is a symbol of wisdom and purity.  As a gift it represents sincerity and faithfulness. 

Happy birthday September! I hope you have a great one filled with special people (and hopefully special gifts)! 

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