Saturday, September 01, 2012

Sept. 1, 2012 ~ Oh wow,. a new beginning of the month had just arrived and I'm so busy until these wee hours of the night writing this blog while at the same time finishing an earring by wire wrapping technique.. My fingers are now getting numb after the twisting and bending of the 22 gauge non tarnish Antique Bronze Artistic beading wire for several hours.. I had just discovered I had ran out of the 22 gauge in non tarnish silver so I better stick to the antique color for the meantime.

Anyways, I'm here to welcome the month of September and try to find several things with reagrds to this interesting month.

Do You have any idea what is the Birthstone for September?

Giving a piece of jewelry containing a birthstone gem will bring the wearer with good luck and protection. Monthly birthstones symbolize the month of birth according to the Gregorian Calendar. What is the Birth stone for September?
An old poem below provides the answer! some information about the meaning of the September gem stone, the color, symbolism and significance of this lovely birth stone can be read even more thru this link  ~ Click here for the link to the said page !



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."

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.

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.
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.

September Birth Flower

The September Birth Flower is the Aster, as shown in the picture below. 
Meaning of the September Birth Flower:

The meaning of the September Birth Flower, the Aster is Love, Faith, Wisdom and symbolizes Valor