Each month of the year has a special birthstone chosen to represent it, and in the month of September the honor belongs to the beautiful sapphire. Cherished and coveted for thousands of years, this iconic blue stone has held an important place in most cultures and religions. The gemstone signifies the presence of the divine and has a celestial association. Although the gem occurs in many colors, it is the most intense sapphire blue which is the most valuable and the most sought after.
Did You Know? The sapphire is the third hardest mineral on the Mohs scale, and is sometimes utilized for commercial purposes such as optical components, windows, and crystals for wristwatches.
The deep blues of the most valuable sapphires are what make them so popular. All sapphires have a primary color, and a secondary hue; and those blue stones with a secondary hue of violet result in the richest blue shades. These colors are also the inspiration for beautiful sapphire-inspired birthday bouquets. Floral arrangements for sapphire birthdays can include such unique flowers as delphinium, blue iris, blue hydrangea, and blue asters. Asters are particularly meaningful as they are also the September birth flower.
Here’s An Idea: You can also celebrate sapphire birthdays in September by choosing a deep blue colored vase, or adding blue “gemstones” at the bottom of a clear glass vase.
The expert floral designers at Nanz & Kraft Florists are happy to work in creating gorgeous birthday bouquets for the most special people in your life. No matter your inspiration, we can advise you as to the best floral choices. Give us a call today, and your friend or family member in Louisville (or beyond) will have their birthday flowers within hours!