September is one of my favorite months of the year. It has a certain nostalgic feel to it--something both sweet and sad, yet exhilarating.
It is no wonder the sapphire is the birthstone for September. The stone's rich intense blue echoes the blue skies which often accompany summer's sojourn into Fall. In olden times, Persians believed the earth rested upon a giant sapphire and its deep blue color filled the sky.
An ancient tradition tells us Moses was given the Ten Commandments on tablets of sapphire. The sapphire has long symbolized divine favor, truth, sincerity and faithfulness. These lovely jewels were worn by kings, queens and high priests. The British Crown Jewels are full of large blue sapphires. Indeed, Prince Charles chose a sapphire engagement ring for Princess Diana.
In days past, the sapphire was once thought to have healing powers. The stone was said to remove impurities, to clear a person's mind of illness and was considered a powerful talisman--a guiding star for travelers and seekers.
I have loved blue sapphires all my life. Too bad I wasn't born in September! lol Have a marvelous day, dear friends and Happy Postcard Friendship Friday.
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