The enchanting sapphire, a gemstone with a rich blue hue reminiscent of the night sky, has been designated as September’s birthstone. But how did this come to be?
The concept of birthstones can be traced back to ancient times, specifically to the biblical era. The Book of Exodus describes the Breastplate of Aaron, a religious garment adorned with twelve gemstones representing the twelve tribes of Israel. Over time, these stones became associated with the twelve months of the year and the zodiac signs.
While the list of birthstones has evolved throughout centuries across cultures, it was in 1912 that the modern list of birthstones was established by the American National Retail Jewelers Association, now known as Jewelers of America. It was this association that appointed the sapphire as the birthstone of September.
Cherished for its beauty and symbolic meanings of nobility, truth, and faithfulness, the sapphire’s allure has made it a fitting choice for September babies. Celebrate this month by adorning yourself with this timeless gem or gifting it to someone special born in September!