September's Birthstone: Sapphire
From the same family as Rubies, Sapphires can actually present in a variety of colors, most notably the vibrant blue they are famous for. Rare richly hued Sapphires from Kashmir set the standard for color desire, however the most famous Sapphire is the Royal Blue from Kate Middleton and Princess Diana's engagement ring.
For years, Sapphires have symbolized truth, nobility, sincerity, and faithfulness, adorning the robes of clergy and nobles alike for centuries, and was said to protect their owners from envy and harm. Its name comes from the Greek sappheiros, which probably at that time referred to Lapis Lazuli.
Presenting in a variety of colors, Sapphires are the perfect stone for many occasions. Sapphires are rated as a 9 on the Mohs scale, making them perfect for every day wear. Although they are not indestructible, they are durable and can stand the test of time with proper care.