Monday, August 31, 2009

September Birthstone = SAPPHIRE

What's The September Birthstone ?

- Sapphire Gemstone -

September Birthstone poem - the Sapphire

"A maiden born when autumn leaves
Are rustling in September's breeze,
A Sapphire on her brow should bind;

To bring her joy and peace of mind."

September Birthstone - Properties of the Sapphire

For those who were born in the month of September the Sapphire is the traditional birthstone. The September birthstone poem reflects some of the properties with which the Sapphire is associated - truth, sincerity and constancy. The Traditional Metaphysical Properties for the September Birthstone Sapphire are clairvoyance, insight and interpretation. The healing properties of the September birthstone are reputed to be effective for health problems relating to lowering fevers and inflammation, hearing problems, cancer and burns. The Sapphire is also used to enhance the influences of Venus and and banish evil thoughts.

More About Sapphire :

Because of its divine blue, Sapphire is called the gemstone of the heavens.

According to an ancient belief of the biblical times, earth was embedded in an enormous solitaire Sapphire. Although these ravishing gems come in all almost all colors like transparent white, pink, yellow, peach, orange, brown, violet, purple, green and many shades in between, the most popular color of sapphire is deep blue. It can be found in all celestial hues of blue ranging from the seductive midnight blue to the enigmatic ocean blue. The word "sapphire" has its descent from several ancient languages: the Persian word "safir" (meaning "beloved of Saturn"), the Latin "sapphirus" (meaning "blue"), and the Greek word "sappheiros" for the island of Sappherine in the Arabian Sea where sapphires were found in ancient Grecian times.

In ancient times, Sapphires were believed to possess mystical powers - Priests used these gems to help them decipher Oracles, kings wore sapphire to protect them from wicked thoughts and charm divine favor, the Greeks sanctified this gemstone and because of its divine blue color associated sapphire to their Sky God - Zeus, and more. The gem was regarded as a symbol of truth, candor and endurance. It was believed that if a disloyal lover or spouse wore a sapphire ring, the brilliance of Sapphire would dim. It is the second hardest mineral found on earth, next only to diamond, which is the hardest mineral known to mankind. It is because of this hardness that sapphires are associated with longevity and endurance. Sapphire is the birthstone for those born in September and astrological stone for Libra zodiac sign.

Sapphire is anniversary gift for the 5th and the 45th wedding anniversary.

Flowers from Belgium ...

Blue Flowers I found outside the Le Meridien Hotel in Khao Lak, Thailand