Grab your backpacks, school supplies, and a shiny apple for a teacher of your choice because back to school season is upon us. It seems crazy that our three months of sunshine are behind us. It feels that just yesterday was the last day of school, but now we will start anew, welcoming any new adventures or experiences that await us. We must further welcome change and embrace it in order to get the most out of our next chapter. However, we still have one last hurrah before we embrace this change, we get to spend time with our family and friends by the pool or by the beach and reflect on our summer days with fondness and appreciation, ready to take on any event life may throw at us. This month’s birthstone, sapphire, was thought in ancient times to protect their wearers from evil, a perfect accessory to face this years new challenges head on.
Sapphire is September’s birthstone.
This beautiful stone can be found in a variety of colors, but most commonly it is found in a deep blue shade. Sapphire is thought to increase communication, connection, and awareness of spirit guides or angels. The stone can help an individual find life’s purpose and assist in guiding them on their journey. Psychologically, the sapphire helps maintain inner peace and are good for one’s mental state. They calm people’s nerves and promote mental clarity, helping with focus and concentration. This stone is perfect to combat any challenges life will throw at you.
–Some believe that the name ‘sapphire’ is derived from its association with the planet Saturn. The name can roughly be translated to mean “dear to the planet Saturn” in many different languages.
–Sapphires melt under very intense heat; 3,711.2° Fahrenheit. For example, paper burns at 451°F, silver burns at 1,700°F, and an average house fire generally burns at 1,000 – 2,000°.
–Sapphires are Pleochroism stones, which means when viewing these stones from two different angles (like the top view and side view), may produce two totally different colors: green or blue.