Virgo: August 23 – September 22
Libra: September 23 – October 22
Sapphire is commonly associated with being the stone of an enlightened mind, the blue sapphire raises your consciousness to accept your divinity, brilliance and other exceptional qualities. This September birthstone will help you attract people who complement your style and who help you advance your career. Sapphire is said to be the wisdom stone, promoting concentration and creativity. Sapphire is believed to help focus and calm the mind and remove unwanted thoughts, depression and mental tension. Sapphire can also be used to rid one of unwanted thoughts and to bring joy and peace of mind by opening the mind to beauty and intuition. Brings lightness and joy, with the depth of beauty and thought. It eliminates frustration and helps to fulfill dreams and desires. It has been used in the treatment of disorders of the blood and helps strengthen the walls of the veins.
There is evidence that lapis lazuli has been mined since 4,000 BC in Afghanistan and had been a hot trade commodity with other developing civilizations like the Egyptians. Lapis is a soft gemstone which makes it easier to work with by hand. Unlike many gems, the color blue that is characteristic of lapis lazuli is pretty uniform across most specimens. The chief difference in appearance is the concentration and arrangement of pyrite crystals that dot the exterior of lapis specimens.