September's Sapphires! My Favorite Birthstone

The sapphire is the birthstone for the month of September.

The name sapphire is derived from the Latin word  saphirus  and the Greek word  sapheirosboth meaning blue. ... Rulers of ancient Persia believed the sky was painted blue by the reflection of sapphire stones.Don't you love this? But sapphires come in almost every color you can imagine. Smaller sizes are affordable and perfect for custom jewelry! Rough cut sapphires are very unique and artisanal &  the rose cut stones for rings.


Gem quality Sapphires were first found in 1865 by early gold prospectors mining the Missouri river near Helena, Montana. Sources today are Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia, Madagascar, Tanzania, Australia, and the U.S. (Montana).

My favorite sapphire and perhaps favorite stone of all is the the padparadscha, known as the rarest sapphire variety in the world. Their color is made of unique pink and orange hues like a sunset!

Sapphire value is determined by its color and blue sapphire remains the most valuable because it is also the rarest type of sapphire.

To the ancient and medieval world, Sapphire of heavenly blue signified wisdom, hope and faith and was believed to bring protection, good fortune and spiritual insight.

The sapphire has been seen as  a guardian of innocence, a bestower of truth, a promoter of good health, and a preserver of chastity. It is believed to brings gifts of fulfillment, joy, prosperity, inner peace and beauty. Below is a custom necklace we created for a woman who wanted Pam Older Designs to find an excellent yellow sapphire and then to create a sapphire and diamond necklace. She already had this design in mind.

Let us find the perfect sapphire for your own custom necklace or ring! We use many trusted sources to procure just what you need! Contact us at or 978-358-8352