Sapphires in September - A Birthstone History
Sapphires in all of their glorious shades and colors have long been associated with those born in September. The GIA trained loan officer’s at Beverly Loan Company are intimately familiar with corundum in all of its forms, specifically sapphires. While it’s not known exactly when or why this stone became identified with September, there are many varying theories.
Flacius Josephus in the first century linked specific gemstones to signs of the zodiac, but it wasn’t until jewelers and traders in Poland and Germany made actual listings that the theory was popularized. Since that time many others have updated and modified this list, including Tiffany & Co., and the National Association of Jewelers. And, all of the major jewelry houses have used sapphires, including Graff, Jar, Bulgari and Cartier.
Sapphires have many ancient variations and names, but the English word is thought to be
derived from the Greek word “sapheiros” and the Latin word “saphirus” which both mean blue. Commonly associated with royalty, the stone has been thought to signify purity, sincerity, and wisdom. It is also thought by some to increase intuition and clairvoyance.
Whether or not you believe in the higher power of gemstones and diamonds, we can all agree that Sapphire is a stunning gemstone in a rainbow of colors. To sell, pawn or purchase sapphire jewelry with Beverly Loan Company, contact us at 310-275-2555 or stop by our private offices at your convenience. Beverly Loan Company also deals in gold jewelry, diamonds, rare watches and fine art.