September’s birthstone, the sapphire, is one of the “Big Four” - the four most sought after, valued and prized gemstones in the world. Its extravagant blue hues make for a gemstone like no other. One way this stone was formed took place millions of years ago in the earth’s crust when metamorphic rocks were exposed to extreme pressure and heat. Over time, these rocks became corundum. Sapphires are a variety of corundum which is a mineral.
Sapphires have made their mark throughout history with Greek mythological figures, explorers, royalty and more. Along with a famous background, September’s birthstone comes in a variety of colors and qualities that sparkle in rings, necklaces, earrings and more! This gem has varying symbolism behind it which originates from across the seas.