What is Sapphire?
Sapphires are a form of mineral corundum that comes in every colour of the rainbow except red. When the sapphire mineral corundum is red, it is actually a ruby! The name sapphire comes from the Latin ‘sapphirus’ and Greek ‘sappheiros’, both meaning ‘blue stone’. Sapphire dates back to the Etruscans in the 7th Century BC, and now it is found all over the world in places such as Kashmir, Burma, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam and India.
What colour is Sapphire?
Although sapphires are available in lots of different colours, blue sapphire is the most popular when it comes to September’s birthstone. Blue sapphires come in various hues, from pale baby blue to rich royal blue. The best colour for a natural blue sapphire is an intense, velvety, deep royal blue.
What is Sapphire’s spiritual meaning?
Known to be the gemstone of joy and wisdom, sapphires are also a symbol of loyalty, nobility, sincerity and integrity. They are associated with love, commitment, truth, sincerity and faithfulness.
What are the healing properties of Sapphire?
Sapphire calms the mind and helps you to focus. It can deal with unwanted thoughts and is a good choice for anyone seeking to deal with overthinking. It releases mental tension and depression while bringing peace and tranquility. The gentle blue energy of sapphire can also help with ailments like migraines and headaches, eyesight problems, inner ear issues, and balance related health problems.
What are the historical beliefs about Sapphire?
In both Ancient and Medieval times, blue sapphire signified celestial providence, hope, and faith. Greeks wore sapphire jewellery for guidance when seeking answers from the oracle, while Buddhists believed it brought spiritual enlightenment, and Hindus used it during worship.
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