The Sapphire is traditionally the birthstone for September and is regarded as one the most favoured stones in the gemstones family second only to Diamond, and is derived from the Greek word “sappheiros” which means “precious stone”. Sapphires can be found in a wide range of colours such as yellow, pink, white, and a rich variety of blue tones. The most favoured blue colour is the velvety cornflower blue also called Kashmir. To the ancient and medieval world, a blue sapphire signified the height of celestial hope and faith, and was believed to bring protection, good fortune and spiritual insight. It was a symbol of power and strength, but also of kindness and wise judgment.
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The French of the 13th Century believed that the Sapphire transformed stupidity to wisdom, and irritability to good temper.