September is here and with it comes the stunning sapphire birthstone. September babies have been blessed with a sapphire, usually a deep blue coloured stone. Sapphires actually come in huge variety of colours but the classic and highly favoured sapphire is a royal blue, pictured below. The word sapphire is actually derived from the greek word sappherios, meaning blue stone.
Sapphires have been treasured throughout history. Ancient Greeks and Romans wore the stone to protect them from envy and harm. Clergy members in the Middle Ages believed it attracted heavenly blessings and could make peace between enemies. Persians even believed that the earth rested upon a giant sapphire and the reflection created a blue sky.
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Happy Birthday to all the September babies!!
Team Orli xx