September Birthstone – Sapphire
Sapphire is the birthstone for September. The name sapphire is derived from the Latin word ““saphirus” and the Greek word “sapheiros,” both meaning blue.
This stone signifies truth and purity. It is said that Sapphire protects the wearer from evil and envy. It was once thought to guard against evil and poisoning. Many believed that a poisonous snake would die if placed inside a container made of sapphire.
Because of its beautiful blue hues, it has been considered as a heavenly symbol which is why it is associated with purity. It was worn by priests during the Middle Ages as a talisman against impure thoughts and temptation.
September Flower – Aster
Aster is a fall-blooming herb with daisy-like flowers. It symbolizes love, faith, wisdom and color. It derived its name from the Greek word for ‘star’ because the shape of the flower head resembles a star. It blooms in a great variety of colors including red, white, orange and various shades of pink and purple.
- White asters symbolize daintiness and innocence.
- Lavender, purple or blue asters symbolize love. These colors have long been used to denote royalty.
- Pink or red asters mean undying devotion.
Asters are a great gift to give for anyone with a September birthday. Once cut, asters have a long vase life and may last up to two weeks.