September's birthstone, Sapphire is a stone of wisdom, loyalty, and nobility. Use Blue Sapphire to focus the mind, assist with self-discipline, or channel your higher self.
Sapphire deposits can be found mostly in Eastern Australia, Thailand, Sri Lanka, China, Madagascar, East Africa, and North America (mostly in Montana.)
Sapphire has long been associated with things that are sacred. Hebrew lore states King Solomon and Abraham both wore talismans made of Sapphire. The Greeks, utilizing it for it's wisdom, wore it when seeking answers from the Oracle at Delphi. It was believed to bring devotion and spiritual enlightenment by Buddhists, and it was considered one of the "great gems" used in offerings by the Hindus. It was even cherished, in Christianity, by kings and nobility in the form of ecclesiastical rings for it's powers of protection and insight.