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Monday, September 01, 2014
The History of Sapphire, the Birthstone for September
The History of Sapphire, the Birthstone for September
Oval Sapphire and Diamond Earrings
Sapphire, which is named for its blue tone, can appear in other colors as well, including orange, green, and pink. It is also one of the hardest gems. Because sapphire is most occurs as blue, this gorgeous color has made it a favorite gem for centuries. Throughout history people have worn sapphire jewelry not only for its gorgeous color, but for its believed connection to the heavens.

In Ancient Greece and Rome, wearing sapphire necklaces was believed to garner favor with the gods and protect the wearer from enemies who wanted to do harm. In Medieval Times, Christian leaders wore sapphire rings to cement their connection to God. Christian believers wore sapphire jewelry because they believed God would then give them more blessings. Sapphire jewelry, including complete sets of sapphire earrings, rings, and necklaces, were sometimes given from one ruling family to another in order to avoid warfare.

Today sapphire is September's birthstone. Sapphire jewelry is the perfect gift for anyone with a September birthday. Because of sapphire's hardness, it is also now associated with longevity and fidelity. Therefore, sapphire rings can also be given as a unique alternative to diamonds for an engagement ring.

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Sapphire and Diamond Pendant
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Round Multi-colored Sapphire Earrings
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Diamond and Sapphire Bracelet
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Oval Sapphire and Diamond Pendant
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