Sapphire. September birthstone.
Comes in all the colors of the rainbow – except red.
Sapphires have been long associated with royalty and romance and are also said to symbolize fidelity and the soul. “Sapphire” comes from the Greek word sappheiros and blue sapphire is one of the most popular colored stones.
The elite of ancient Greece and Rome believed that blue sapphires protected their owners from harm and envy. Clerics of the Middle Ages wore sapphires because they symbolized Heaven.
September birthstone, sapphire is also the gem commemorating the 5th and 45th wedding anniversaries.