September Birthstone Zodiac Sign
The twelve Zodiac signs are an astrological version of birthstones in addition to the twelve calendar months. The September birthstone of the Sapphire is considered to be the birthstone for Virgo (The sign of the Virgin) and relate to those born between August 23 - September 22. The Zodiac sign of Virgo also responds to Carnelian, Zircon, Sardonyx, Peridot and Agate
September Birthstone - Where are Sapphires found?
The popular September Birthstone of the Sapphire is found in the following countries:
- Sri Lanka, Thailand, Cambodia, Burma, Kasmir, Australia, Nigeria, Kenya, Tanzania, China and the U.S.
September Birthstone - the Color of the Sapphire
The traditional color associated with the Sapphire is the deep blue color and was strongly favored as a popular gem in jewelry. The meaning of colors through the ages represented many aspects of life. Social, religious, biblical and Christian symbolism were all reflected in the color blue. The symbolic meaning of the color blue has a Biblical meaning symbolizing heavenly grace. Sapphires can be found in a variety of colors, not just different shades of blue, these include yellow, pink and white. Sapphires with colors other than blue are generally referred to as fancy sapphires. The distinctive blue of the sapphire is due to minute amounts of oxide of iron and titanium in the stone.
Definition of the Sapphire, the September Birthstone
Definition of Sapphire, the September birth stone: The word Sapphire is derived from the Greek word "sappheiros" which means "precious stone". Sapphires are the blue transparent variety of corundum, highly prized as a gem. The Sapphire is a member of the Corundum (aluminum oxide) family. Crystal structure of the Sapphire, the September birthstone, is hexagonal (trigonal), dipyramidal. One of the four precious gemstones. The other three are diamonds, rubies, and emeralds.