September Birthstone: Blue Sapphire

Named after the Greek word “sapphirus”, meaning blue, Sapphires have long been a favorite among priests and kings, who considered them symbolic of wisdom and purity. These gemstones are prominent among the British Crown Jewels, and Prince Charles chose this as the engagement stone for his fiance, Princess Diana.

In ancient times, Sapphires were thought to be protective against envy, and even against poisoning. A common belief was that a venomous snake placed in a Sapphire vessel would rapidly die! Ground to a powder, the blue stone was believed to cure colic, rheumatism and mental illness, and to strengthen eyesight.

The Sapphire is second only to the Diamond in hardness, making it a durable gemstone for setting into jewelry. A gift of Sapphire represents sincerity and faithfulness. As nourishing to the soul as gazing up at the sky on a summer day, this brilliant blue gemstone is truly a heavenly choice!

If you or someone you love is celebrating a September birthday, a blue sapphire is the right choice.

Heidi Klum and America Ferrera Jewelry

With a few clicks of your mouse, you can put together looks of the hottest Hollywood celebrities. Where can you find these fashion forward tips? Check out Sparkle Like the Stars, your online resource for real celebrity jewelry – not imitations!

This week on the blog, check out the beautiful looks from America Ferrera and Heidi Klum. These two beauties light the red carpet not just with their star power – but with diamonds!