September’s birthstone is the sapphire
—a precious gemstone of that, according to ancient lore, instilled wisdom, loyalty and nobility.
When people say “sapphire”
, they’re usually referring to the royal blue variety of this gem, although it can occur in all colors of the rainbow (except red, which is classified as ruby instead).
This lovely gemstone gives September-born babies a full spectrum of options when choosing the shade of birthstone that best represents them. Sapphire
, the birthstone of September, is most desired in its pure, rich blue color but is present in almost every color including pink, yellow and green. In the Middle Ages the gem was believed to protect those close to you from harm and also represented loyalty and trust.