We present 7 choices for September birthstones:
Sapphire is the modern birthstone for September, both in the United States and Britain. Long before the gemstone became the modern September birthstone, sapphire was the planetary stone for Libra, while blue sapphire is a zodiac stone for Virgo, both zodiac signs falling partly in the month of September.
Sapphire is precious corundum occurring in colors other than red, which would otherwise be called ruby. This birthstone of September is a highly valuable gemstone and has accordingly remained among the 4 precious stones of the modern day. While the gemstone is available in a variety of colors, the color of sapphire popularly regarded as the September gemstone is the blue sapphire. This September stone is believed to bring inner peace and stave off depression.
Lapis lazuli is the alternate modern birthstone for September in Britain alongside sapphire. The gemstone’s color is arguably the key to lapis lazuli’s naming as a gemstone for September. Lapis lazuli, like sapphire, is blue, which is the September birthstone color. Lapis lazuli was also a zodiac stone for Libra, which falls partly in the month of September. This September stone is believed to enhance awareness and creativity.
Formerly known as chrysolite, peridot is, in fact, the traditional birthstone for September. Peridot was the September birthstone going as far back as several ancient calendars, namely, the old Italian, Russian, Hebrew and Arabic calendar. Before the gemstone went into these calendars as the September gemstone, peridot was the zodiac stone for Libra, which falls partly in the month of September. Peridot was indeed consistently regarded as the birthstone of September until 1912 when the gemstone was made the modern birthstone for August, where it is inconsistent both as traditional month stone and Zodiac birthstone.
Sardonyx is the birthstone for September in the old Roman and Polish calendar. This September birthstone is a variety of onyx with red bands of sard instead of black, hence the name sard-onyx. The September stone is believed to enhance courage and was accordingly worn by soldiers of Ancient Rome.
Zircon is the birthstone for September in the Hindu calendar. Zircon is also the talismanic stone for Virgo, which falls partly in the month of September. This September birthstone is a transparent gemstone of various colors and is frequently used as a substitute for diamonds. While available in different colors, this birthstone of September is most popular for its blue variety. The September gemstone is believed to bring peace of mind and prosperity.
Before zircon was the birthstone for September in the Hindu calendar, moonstone was the September birthstone in India, going as far back as the Ayurvedic or old Hindu calendar. Moonstone is composed of alternate layers of orthoclase and albite, which gives this September gemstone the look of glowing from within. The September stone is believed to relieve anxiety.
Agate is the birthstone for September in the old Tibetan calendar. This September birthstone is banded chalcedony occurring in practically all colors and includes another traditional birthstone of September among its many varieties, that is, sardonyx. Agate is believed to enhance intelligence and increase eloquence.