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.
Although the term sapphire usually refers to the blue variety of corundum (ruby is the red variety), Sapphires can be found in a rainbow of other colors.
The September birthstone has traditionally symbolized sincerity, truth, faithfulness and nobility. Sapphires are thought to ease pain and reduce stress.