Tuesday, September 10, 2013

September's Birthstone: Sapphire

Sapphire Vintage Glass Octagon Rhinestones 

September's birthstone is the sapphire.
The gemstone sapphire comes in many different hues, including shades of blue, pink, green, and yellow. While they might not be actual gemstones, we do have a large collection of sapphires at Bumbershoot Supplies and Bumbershoot Designs. Vintage sapphire beads and rhinestones come in special vintage shades of blue, such as light sapphire, indian sapphire and montana sapphire, as well as the more traditional deep cobalt blue.
Light Sapphire Vintage Glass Deco Fan Cabochons
Indian Sapphire Vintage Swarovski Teardrop Rhinestones
Montana Sapphire Vintage Glass Teardrop Cabochons
The word sapphire is said to mean "sacred to Saturn", and the stone and color have been associated with heavenly meanings. 
Sapphire Dragonfly Vintage Rhinestone Necklace
Sapphire Vintage Gold Filigree Flower Ring 
In 1870 Tiffany & Co. published a birthstone poem in one of their pamphlets. The poem for September goes: 
"A maiden born when September leaves
Are rustling in September's breeze,
A sapphire on her brow should bind
`Twill cure diseases of the mind."

For heavenly inspiration, we invite you to browse our sapphire collections!


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