Birthstone for September
Sapphire is the variety of corundum (aluminum oxide) that is any color besides red, which is called ruby. Sapphire with minute needle-like inclusions of rutile is called star sapphire, showing a six-rayed star when cut en cabochon. Sapphire locations include Brazil, Montana, India, Madagascar, Australia, and Sri Lanka. Metaphysically, sapphire is used for bringing peace and communication.