BRM 2017 August 2017 - Page 17

September Birthstone –

Trust & Loyalty

By DeGrey

Sapphire, the birthstone of September, is most desired in its pure, rich blue color but is present in almost every color including pink, yellow and green. In the Middle Ages the gem was believed to protect those close to you from harm and also represented loyalty and trust. Logan Sapphire shown,

The Logan Sapphire is a flawless specimen from Sri Lanka, a cushion-cut stone which possesses a rich deep blue color and is the second largest (blue) sapphire known, weighing 422.99 carats (84.6 g). The cushion-cut stone is one of the world's largest and most famous sapphires.