September Birthstone – Sapphire – 10% off this month
September’s Birthstone is Sapphire….
DURING SEPTEMBER – Buy a Sapphire piece of jewellery and get 10% off! (in store only – or call us to buy over the phone)
We have an excellent selection of Sapphire rings, earrings and a pendant which would be ideal for a September Birthday or Sapphire Anniversary (45 years).
The September birthstone has traditionally symbolized sincerity, truth, faithfulness and nobility. For countless centuries, sapphire has adorned royalty and the robes of the clergy. The elite of ancient Greece and Rome believed that blue sapphires protected their owners from harm and envy. Clerics of the Middle Ages wore sapphires because they symbolized Heaven. Ancient Persians believed the earth actually rested on a giant sapphire, which made the sky blue.
The September birthstone was reputed to have healing powers as well. Medieval Europeans believed that sapphire cured plague boils and diseases of the eye. The sapphire birthstone was also thought to be an antidote to poison.
The September birthstone is relatively hard, ranking 9 on the Mohs scale. It has excellent toughness and no cleavage, which is a tendency to break when struck. This makes it a great choice for rings and other mountings subject to daily wear.
Check out our selection online under our Gemstone section or call into store to see them in person.