- Birthstone: September
- Anniversary: 5th and 45th
- Color: Fancy sapphire colors include yellow, orange, green, brown, purple, violet, pink, gray, black and colorless. In the blue range, sapphires run the gamut from a greenish to violet-hued blue.
- From: Eastern Australia, Thailand, Sri Lanka, China, Madagascar, East Africa and North America.
- Facts & Lore: Sapphires are from the mineral species corundum. The term sapphire generally refers to blue sapphires, but can also be applied to any other corundum color besides red (rubies). These are known as fancy sapphires. One of the “big four” gemstones, sapphires have been a prized gem since ancient Greek times. Long associated with the skies and heavens, sapphires have been thought to protect from evil, attract good blessings and symbolize truth.