The sapphire has long been associated with royalty. Renaissance painters chose the deep blue of Sapphire for the robes of the nobility. In its role as September birthstone, the sapphire is said to unlock creativity and promote inner peace.
Did You Know?
- The word "Sapphire" is from the Greek "sappheiros" which means "Blue Stone"
- The Sapphire is traditionally given as a 45th anniversary gift
- Sapphires are extremely hard, and are used in watches, windows & scientific instruments!
- Sapphires come in a variety of colors, but the most sought after are a classic deep blue
- In fact, the Ruby can be considered a sister gemstone to the Sapphire. The only difference between the two is that a Ruby contains the element chromium, turning the color from blue to red
5 Irish Born in September
- Arthur Guinness born 24 September 1725
- Charles Haughey born 16th September 1925
- Niall Horan born 13th September 1993
- Dolores O'Riordan born 6th September 1971
- Ken Doherty born 17 September 1969
For a full list of famous Irish men & women born in September see Born Glorious