Birthstones by month and birthstone colors

The Modern Gemstones for September are: Sapphire and Lapis Lazuli

Sapphire Colors:
blue, pink, yellow, green and colorless

About Sapphires
Sapphires belong to a class of minerals called Corundum, which is a form of Aluminium Oxide. Blue Sapphires occur as the result of iron and titanium being present in the Corundum.

One of the most famous and iconic sapphires is Princess Diana’s blue sapphire engagement ring that Prince William recently gave to his fiancé, Kate Middleton

Lapis Lazuli Color:
Deep blue with gold

About Lapis Lazuli
Ranging in colors from bright blues through to royal blues and midnight blues, this mystical looking gem stone has been used in jewelry and other ornaments for many thousands of years.

Lapis Lazuli was viewed by ancient cultures as a gemstone with connections to the sky and called “Light of the gods”

Due to the often conflicting and confusing range of gemstones found when comparing ancient cultural lists of gemstones for each month, we are only listing the Modern gemstones for each month and their colors. For anyone not liking the gemstone for their particular month, please consult our Zodiac birthstone chart below.

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