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    Top 10 Fun Facts About September Birthstones

    Top 10 Fun Facts About September Brithstones!


    The September birthstone is the sapphire. So, in honor of September, we present to you our top 10 fun facts about the September Birthstone!
    1. Princess Diana was given a sapphire for her engagement ring and Princess Katherine wears that same ring today.
    2. Sapphires are in the corundum mineral family and range in color from pink to orange.
    3. Sapphires are made from the same composition as rubies.
    4. The only color a Sapphire cannot exist in is red, because red corundum is called ruby.
    5. Although the Sapphire is currently mined in primarily the Asian and African continents, they have also been found in North Carolina and Montana. They are very rough looking until they are cleaned.
    6. The word “sapphire” originates from the Greek sappheiros, meaning “precious stone”.

     

     
    1. In ancient Greece and Rome, royalty wore blue sapphires because they believed the stone could protect their owners from the evil intentions of their enemies.
    2. Sapphire was a favorite of kings and priests.
    3. In the Bible, the gemstone is mentioned as one of the "twelve stones of fire" that was given to Moses and set into the breastplate of Aaron.
    4. Symbolizes purity and wisdom.
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    We hope you enjoyed our Top 10 Fun Facts about September brithstones. We wish you the best of luck as the summer transitions into these peaceful, beautiful, appealing autumn months.
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