The sapphire is the birthstone for the month of September.
The name sapphire is derived from the Latin word "saphirus" and the Greek word "sapheiros", both meaning blue.
Some believe that the name sapphire is derived from its association with the planet Saturn. The name can be roughly be translated to mean "dear to the planet Saturn" in many different languages.
Sapphires have been prized as great gemstones since 800BC. Rulers of ancient Persia believed the sky was painted blue by the reflection of sapphire stones. And a great poet once described the sapphire as "the blue of a clear sky just minutes after sundown." Blue sapphires were a holy stone to the catholic church and to Ancient Persians, who believed they made the sky blue with their reflections.
To some religions, the blue color of the sapphire represents the heavens.
Sapphires are stones of the apocalypse, and ancient lore held that the tablets upon which the Ten Commandments were written, were actually sapphire.

What Does Sapphire Symbolize?

The Nobility Stone

A Sapphire engagement ring was also a popular choice among the royalty of Victorian England.
During those times, multiple gems would adorn an engagement ring. Jewelers would meticulously choose each of them to represent a letter of the word. For example, the Sapphire would represent the letter ‘S’ in the word ‘dearest.’ That way, the gems of the engagement ring would stand for the nickname lovers had for each other. The ring would represent the love and affection they had.
In 1796, Napoleon Bonaparte gave his wife Josephine a sapphire and diamond engagement ring. The ring sold for close to a million dollars in auction in 2013.
Now,Sapphire engagement rings are still popular among royalty.

45th Wedding Anniversary

As this stone symbolizes the wisdom and joy that a couple has attained through the power of longevity, the sapphire stone is often given as a 45th wedding anniversary gift.

The Zodiac Gem for Virgo / Libra

The birthstone for those born in September, under the star signs of Virgo and Libra, is Sapphire - a precious gemstone that has long been associated with wisdom, loyalty, and truth.
Sapphire is known for its stunning blue color, which symbolizes the clarity of the mind and the power of intuition. This gemstone is believed to promote mental clarity and improve communication skills, making it an ideal stone for those who value intellect and logic.
For Libras, Sapphire is also said to bring balance and harmony to their lives, promoting a sense of peace and tranquility. For Virgos, the gemstone is thought to provide protection and ward off negative energies, allowing them to stay focused and productive in their daily lives.

Birthstone for September

Like other gems, Sapphire also represents a birth month. It’s the birthstone of September. That’s why it’s a unique choice for anyone born in September.
Many believe it to symbolize a new beginning, such as an engagement or a wedding. September is also a perfect month to propose to your loved one and give her a Sapphire.