an Unpolished sapphire
Photograph by Walter Geiersperger, Corbis

Sapphire is September's birthstone

Some sapphires are pale, while others are brilliant blue. They also come in orange, green, yellow, and pink.

Old-School Myths

Many people once believed that a huge blue sapphire held up the Earth and gave the sky its color. Sapphires were a source of protection for travelers and brought peace and wisdom.

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