The Birthstone Petites Collection of figurines from Royal Doulton, designed by renowned artist Neil Faulkner, draws upon the tradition of different birthstones associated with each month of the year. Represented by a gold necklace which holds a genuine, vibrant Swarovski© crystal together with the same color reflected in the feminine floral pattern on her dress, each stone has its own symbolism thought to bring good luck and good health. With glossy long brown hair swept over one shoulder, soft features and blue eyes, September’s birthstone is the deep blue sapphire. Derived from the Greek ‘sappheiros’ meaning blue stone, these precious gems were loved by the Ancient Persians and early Catholics who believed the sky was blue due to their reflection. Symbolic of purity, wisdom, virtue and good fortune and holiness for royals, sapphire in engagement rings is also associated with faithfulness and sincerity. Embellishing the gold necklace of this elegant petite figure a vibrant blue Swarovski© crystal represents a sapphire reflected in the deep blue floral detail of her gown.