Sapphire, the September birthstone, has been popular since the Middle Ages and, according to folklore, was believed to protect those close to you from harm. Medieval clergy wore sapphires to symbolize heaven, while commoners thought the gem attracted heavenly blessings.
Sapphires symbolize loyalty, nobility, sincerity and integrity. They are associated with focusing the mind, maintaining self-discipline and channelling higher powers. Sapphires are most desired in its pure, rich blue colour but is present in almost every colour including pink, yellow and green.