It's my birth month folks and I thank God and the Universe for blessing me with a wonderful family, a business and loyal customers like you. When I look back on my life and at the challenges I've had to overcome to be where I am today, I know I couldn't have survived them without the positive people who crossed my path. I'm almost certain that you too have come away from situations with a sigh of relief and the knowledge that you couldn't have done so without support.
Today's blog post highlights the birthstone for the month of September...the Sapphire. It is the traditional birthstone and was named after the Greek word "sapphirus", meaning blue. Sapphires have long been a favourite among priests and kings, who considered them symbolic of wisdom and purity.
These gemstones are prominent among the British Crown Jewels, and Prince Charles chose this as the engagement stone for his fiancée, Princess Diana.
The healing properties of the September birthstone are reputed to be effective for health problems relating to fevers, inflammation, cancer and burns. The Sapphire is also used to enhance the influences of Venus and banish evil thoughts.
The traditional color associated with the Sapphire is the deep blue color and was strongly favoured as a popular gem in jewellery. The meaning of colours through the ages represented many aspects of life. Social, religious, biblical and Christian symbolism, were all reflected in the color blue. Sapphires can be found in a variety of colors, not just different shades of blue, these include yellow, pink and white.