The precious birthstone for September is the sapphire. The sapphire is one of the 4 precious birthstone gems (the others being diamond, ruby, and emerald). The sapphire got its name from the Latin word “saphirus” and the Greek word “sapheiros” which both mean “blue”. Despite the fact that the sapphire can be found in many different colors, the most popular color throughout the centuries is blue.
The sapphire has a unique history of power and awe. Some believe that the ten commandments were actually written on sapphire. Some ancient cultures believed that the core of the earth was made of blue sapphire which explained why the sky was blue. Traditionally this wonderful gemstone has been held as one of beauty and awe.
This traditional September birthstone poem speaks of some of the attributes given to 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.”
It is hard to deny the great history and beauty of the September birthstone, sapphire. What better way to give the sapphire gemstone to a September-born loved one than in a September birthstone rosary? If your loved one is born in September, then why not give them a rosary which not only reminds them of their birthday, but also of their devotion to Mary and Christ? If you would like to learn more about birthstones, rosaries, or birthstone rosaries, then please read our Birthstone Rosaries Guide. I hope you will consider giving the September-born in your life a stunning September birthstone rosary.