Blue Sapphires are both the Modern and Traditional birthstone for people born during the month of September. Agate, Blue Topaz, Moonstone, Sardonyx, Iolite, Lapis Lazuli, along with Deep Blue Gemstones are considered the Alternative birthstones by Gem Dealers, Jewelry Designers, and Jewelry Manufacturers. If you are interested in custom jewelry set with Blue Sapphires, please Contact Me to request an estimate.
In most accepted circles, there is really only one true September birthstones -- Sapphires. Also popular for many is Peridot.
Sapphire is one of the most versatile and favorite gems in the world. It is easy to acquire and comes in many striking and vivid colors. While
it holds these qualities; it is still in the "big four" of precious gems in the
world, (diamond, ruby and emerald (in that order) being the other).
As with many birthstones; its use can be traced back will into Ancient Times. Shrouded in legend and lore; it was understood in early cultures that the world itself rested upon a Sapphire; hence giving the sky its blue shade. Popular through the Roman Empire, and into modern day royalty, it is not likely to lose its luster soon. Found in many shades, though mainly blue representative from the early morning right up to the darkest of midnight skies, it is thought to have much significance and symbolic natures. Representative of purity, faith, loyalty and wisdom, it is also reputed to be an excellent cure to many illnesses.
It is also associated with both emotional and physical well being, and is said to strengthen relationships and intimate partnerships. For this reason, it is often given as a token of love and affection from a loved one to his or her September born partner. That it can be set into wonderful items of jewelry it really is no great surprise.
An alternative for September birthstones is the Peridot. A green gem, that has a range from deep olives to light limes, it is translucent in nature and delicately reflects the light making for an impressive show.Again, its history can be traced back into the distant past; and was used to help those suffering from possession. It was also given as a gift where the receiver had to maintain purity of heart and spirit, and to this day makes for wonderful gifts. Such is its delicate nature, Peridot can be set into delicate rings, necklaces and bracelets and; it can work well with Sapphire depending in the hues used and the precious metal the gems are set in.
Though these are the most popular September birthstones, (most certainly Sapphire), there are suggestions that Agate too is significant. This could be down to its growing popularity in general over recent years; but is an exceptional gem with many qualities. Available in a range of colors, and said to give strength, it could be just as suitable a gift as any other stone.