Birthstone September: De Saffier

Monthly stone: September

Blue sapphire

ThesapphireIs the gem of Apollo, the Greek god of predictions. Because it was thought that the sapphire was in contact with the spirit world, the sapphire was used to predict the future. The mysterious sapphire is found in multiple colors, but the dark velvet/corn blue variant is worth the most. The sapphire stands for truth, love, purity and sincerity. The gem would reduce fever, hearing and eye problems and rheumatism and would give strength to resist temptations and remove non-pure thoughts. The sapphire is one of the nine precious stones in the Thai order of the nine precious stones.

History of the Sapphire

During the Middle Ages all blue stone sapphire were mentioned, which came from the Latin word for blue; Sapphirus. Since the 19eeeeuw, the sapphire was considered as an independent gem. This belonged to the Korundgroep, the other variants of which are the ruby, the red-colored version, and the Padparadscha, the orange-pink version.
The blue sapphire is the most famous, rare and coveted version, but there are also colorless, yellow, purple and green sapphires. Sapphire in a different color than blue are also called "fancy colored" sapphires. Multi -colored sapphires occur, but these are worth less. Multi -colored sapphires are also called "parti colored" sapphires. Generally applies; The more intense the color of a sapphire, the higher the value.


Graceful sapphire

The sapphire is a royal gem. For example, sapphire are part of the British crown jewels, each with its own name: the Saint Edward and De Stuart. The most famous engagement ring in the world, that of Princess Diana, who later became the engagement ring of Kate Middleton, also contains a sapphire. The blue sapphire fits every style, every hair color and gives your outfit a royal hue. The sapphire spreads a nice shine, which makes your face shine when you wear a pendant with a sapphire. Bella Hadid, for example, combined a necklace with a sapphire with a light pink evening dress during the Cannes Film Festival in 2017. But blue sapphire earlets can also give an outfit an extra sparkle. Or a nice ring, as an eye -catcher for a special occasion. This stone of the month fits everywhere!

Tidy stone

The sapphire has been loved for centuries, because of its exceptional beauty but also for its extraordinary properties. For example, after the diamond, DeseFier is the hardest stone in the world. Because this is such sturdy material, sapphires are used in iPhone screens, watches and bullet -proof glass. 

Takes place

Most sapphires are found in Sri Lanka, but they are also won in Myanmar, Thailand, China, Zimbabwe, Kenya, Tanzania, Madagascar, Australia and the United States. The location of the sapphire determines its color. The lighter variant of the sapphire is found in Sri Lanka, which from the United States are more metallic in color and the Australian are very dark blue. Most valuable sapphires come from Kashmir, India and have a corn -blue color. The biggest sapphire ever found weighed around 20 kilos.


De meeste saffieren worden gevonden in Sri Lanka, maar ze worden ook gewonnen in Myanmar, Thailand, China, Zimbabwe, Kenia, Tanzania, Madagaskar, Australië en de Verenigde Staten. De vindplaats van de saffier bepaalt zijn kleur. De lichtere variant van de saffier wordt gevonden in Sri Lanka, die uit de Verenigde Staten zijn meer metaalachtig qua kleur en de Australische zijn heel donkerblauw. De meeste waardevolle saffieren komen uit Kashmir, India en hebben een korenblauwe kleur. De grootste saffier die ooit gevonden is woog ongeveer 20 kilo.


About the stone of the month

Precious stones have been worn as a piece of jewelry for decades. It is therefore interesting to get to know the history behind the stone. Many cultures and people also attribute magical powers to precious stones. They serve as talismans and the stones would improve or protect your life. Moreover, if you wear the stone that fits your birth to birth or constellation, the effect is even more powerful. For each type of stone, features are also attributed to stones that match the person born in the month. It is therefore extra fun to choose a gem that strengthens your character, or from the person for whom the gift is. The sapphire is part of the month of September and is a perfect gift incorporated into a ring for someone born in October or as a traditional gift for the 45th wedding day.