Today you can copy this idea using well crafted
calligraphy skills or simply use a decorative font from the computer.
Add your own border using wrapping paper, decoupage or other
September is from septem meaning seven, the 7th
month in the old Roman calendar.
Virgo August 23 - Sept 22. Libra Sept 23–Oct 23
September Birthstone is Sapphire
The Sapphire is a form of mineral
corundum and is related to the ruby.
Sapphires are usually
blue and range from the prettiest cornflower blue through deep
indigo to almost black. The difference is that red corundum
specifically makes rubies and all other colours of corundum
are called sapphires. The blue sapphire was once thought to
protect the body from lust and snakes! It is said to help the
confused think clearly and help soften thoughts of hate and anger
making for a mellower peaceful person.
It really is one of the prettiest gemstones and
looks wonderful when the jewellery item is enhanced with diamonds or
other deep toned gems like emeralds or rubies.
Sapphire is derived from the Latin word sapphirus
This 14K decorative real sapphire and ruby
gemstone hair barrette below is a unique handcrafted masterpiece
from Charles Wilkins. You can see more gemstone pieces at
his store here.
This barrette is offered in 14k gold with a ruby red
rose, surrounded by four blue marquise sapphire leaves. The six
beautiful blue marquise sapphire gems are the highest quality
cutting and color. These VVS grade and higher marquise sapphires are
perfectly matched in brilliance beauty and clarity. Charles
tells me there are no 14k gold barrettes with such high quality gems
available in our market place today. This item has been designed by
'Chas' with timeless beauty in mind. Now what a wonderful
lifelong gift this sapphire and ruby hair barrette would make for a
very special person for a Xmas box or birthday gift. With
chignons set to be the fashion updo of 2006, this sapphire barrette
would be the masterpiece touch for extra elegance.
Birthstones of the Calendar
The name of many calendar months have Latin derivations. Birthstones were
initially linked to the Zodiac, but now are linked to calendar months.
jewellery has always been thought to have magical powers within them
with such powers passed to the wearer of the gem. This idea has been
revived by new age followers who extol the virtues of natural quartz
crystals. They emphasise the importance of good harmony, energy, chi,
balance, and healing. In addition the stones are often very pretty! Talismanic Jewellery has gained new importance since the millennium.
feel special wearing jewellery corresponding to their own birthstones. Many
people develop collections based around a fondness for their own
Some months of the year have two or three stones as birthstones.
New gems and semi precious stones have become more popular. Cultures
have merged and mixed so much in the
past 100 years, that original lists of birthstones popular in any one
country have tended to merge so that several stones are often featured in