Sapphires and asters are the official ambassadors for the month of September, inspiring beautiful birthday gifts and birthday bouquets. And while giving your favorite September celebrant a beautiful sapphire gem may not be possible, you can create an arrangement inspired by the brilliant blue color of the stone. A floral arrangement which features asters is also a great choice for September birthdays!
To celebrate the spirit of September celebrations, we’ve assembled some interesting trivia about sapphires and asters. And when you are ready to send a gift, ask one of the floral experts at Rose Hill Flowers about ideas and suggestions to include asters or other blue-hued flowers in your birthday bouquets.
Trivia Facts: Sapphires
- Originally discovered in India and Thailand – but now known around the world – sapphires occur in a variety of colors, ranging from pinks and oranges to deep violets. It is the brilliant blue color, however, which is the most popular and thus the most valuable variety.
- Sapphires have always been associated with universal and divine connotations. In fact, Ancient Egyptians believed the blue color of the sky came from the reflection of celestial sapphires.
- Sapphires were cherished among priests and kings during the middle ages because they symbolize wisdom and purity.
Here’s a Tip: To create birthday bouquets incorporating sapphire blue flowers, consider delphinium, larkspur, iris, orchids, or forget-me-nots.
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