The September birthstone, the sapphire, was once thought to guard against evil and poisoning. It was believed that a venomous snake would die if placed in a vessel made of sapphire.
September Birthstone Color
A sapphire may also form in a rainbow of other colors, but red-hued corundum is known as the ruby.
Birthstone Facts & Folklore
In the 15th century, it was thought that holding a sapphire near a spider would kill it.
Sapphires are thought to ease pain and reduce stress.
If you dream that you are wearing a sapphire, be warned: You should be less impulsive.