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All About Birthstones: September

September birthstone necklace with sapphire gemstones and diamond halo.




What is September’s Birthstone?

One of the “Big Three” of precious gemstones, sapphires are absolutely stunning. The name comes from the Greek word for blue. Although traditionally a deep blue, sapphires span the rainbow of color from pink to yellow to peach.

Experts price the September birthstone based on how pure the blue color is. One of the most popular gemstones, sapphire is also the birthstone of September.

The Basics

Sapphire has a classic, timeless appeal but can be made to fit into modern times. This makes it a popular engagement ring accent. Some of the most expensive and sought after sapphires are found in Myanmar, Kashmir and Sri Lanka.

September’s birthstone gem has graced many famous women throughout history, including the Duchess of Cambridge. Better known as Kate Middleton and Prince William’s wife, she wore Princess Diana's legendary sapphire ring. The clarity, hardness and color make the gemstone alluring to all.

September Birthstone Meaning

Sapphires represent symbols of truth, justice and purity of the mind and spirit. Many people attribute romance, love and devotion to this gem. Sapphires are also thought to protect against negativity and jealousy.

Cleaning Birthstones of September

This tough birthstone for September is great for wearing every day. The gem can withstand normal impact without breaking. As one of the hardest gemstones, be sure to store your sapphire jewelry separately from other jewelry or wrapped in cloth. To clean, gently wash the September birthstone with warm, soapy water and a soft cloth.

Shop September’s Birthstone

Today Jared has many style options to choose from. Just stop by in-store or browse online to see our wide selection of September birthstone jewelry..