Tuesday, September 3, 2013

September Birthstones

Birthstones-Month of September

A maiden born when September leaves
 Are rustling in September's breeze,
 A sapphire on her brow should bind
 `Twill cure diseases of the mind…

From left to right:
Lapis Lazuli faceted oval, faceted Peridot oval, faceted round blue Zircon

~ Tiffany & Co. published this poem and others for each month for the first time in a pamphlet in 1870. The author or authors are unknown.

Sun Signs of  Virgo (Carnelian) and Libra (Chrysolite, Peridot)

15th- 20th century-chrysolite         
U.S. (18th-19th century)-sapphire    
U.S. (*modern)-sapphire    
Britain (modern)-sapphire, lapis lazuli            

From left to right:
raw sapphire, pear cut sapphire, star sapphire, gem quality raw sapphire with "window" cut

*The American, National Association of Jewelers met in Kansas and officially adopted a list which was and is used as the “modern” version of birthstones with very limited changes.

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