Sapphire, the resplendent gemstone born from the depths of the earth, has an illustrious history and enduring allure. For those fortunate enough to be born in September, this precious stone is your birthright. Join us on a journey through time and across the globe as we explore the rich meanings, fascinating folklore, and remarkable history of sapphires—the crown jewel of the September birthstone collection at Sogani Jewels.
The Sapphire's SignificanceThe Greek Origins
The name "sapphire" derives from the Greek word "sappheiros," a term that has symbolized blue gemstones for centuries. Its association with truth, sincerity, and nobility has deep roots in history.
The Royal Stone
Throughout the annals of time, sapphires have been entwined with royalty. In ancient Greece and Rome, it was believed that owning a sapphire offered protection from harm and envious gazes. Beyond security, sapphires were thought to possess the power to attract wealth.
Ancient Greece held sapphires in even higher regard, associating them with Zeus, the God of the sky. Some believed these gems could peer into the future or beckon guidance from oracles.
The Sapphire as Earth's Foundation
Ancient Persians wove a captivating tale, suggesting that the Earth rested upon a colossal sapphire, casting the sky in its glorious blue hue.
Heavenly and Healing
In the Middle Ages, sapphires adorned the clergy, symbolizing heaven and acting as a beacon for divine blessings. It was believed that sapphires could reveal infidelity through a change in color when held.
As time passed, sapphires took on roles of peacemakers, fostering harmony between adversaries and lovers alike. They were thought to boost overall health, endowing their wearers with strength. Notably, sapphires were revered for their purported healing properties, particularly against eye ailments and poisons.
Sapphire Origins and Discoveries
In the 1880s, a fortuitous landslide in the Himalayas unearthed a trove of sapphires in Kashmir. This location has since yielded some of the world's finest specimens. Sapphires have also been discovered in Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Africa, China, India, and notably, Montana in the United States.
Sapphire in Jewelry
With a remarkable Mohs Hardness rating of 9.0, sapphires are suitable for a wide array of jewelry styles, fit for both everyday wear and cherished occasions. A distinctive feature of sapphires is their potential for an asterism, a captivating star-like effect within the gem.
Sapphires are highly sought after for engagement rings, necklaces, earrings, bracelets, and pendants. To keep your sapphire jewelry at its most resplendent, simply use warm, soapy water for cleaning.
Sapphires, with their historical significance, mystical allure, and versatile beauty, continue to captivate the hearts of gemstone enthusiasts and jewelry connoisseurs alike. At Sogani Jewels, we honor the timeless legacy of sapphires by crafting exquisite pieces that embody their majesty. Whether you're celebrating a September birthday or commemorating a special moment in your life, our sapphire jewelry collections are designed to capture the essence of this magnificent gem. Explore our offerings and experience the enchantment of sapphires like never before.