The History and meaning of Sapphire
Sapphire is birthstone of the month of September
Sapphire is the gemstone for the star sign of Taurus
Sapphire is the gemstone for the 45th anniversary wedding
Meaning of Sapphire
Sapphire is known as the wisdom stone. It forces and calms the mind and releases unwanted thoughts and mental tension. Bringing in peace of mind and serenity, Sapphire aligns the physical, mental and spiritual planes and restores balance within the body. This stone releases depression and spiritual confusion and stimulates concentration. It brings prosperity and attracts gifts of all kinds. Placed on the throat, Sapphire releases frustration and facilitates self-expression. Each colour Sapphire has its own particular wisdom: Blue Sapphire is a seeker after spiritual truth, traditionally associated with love and purity, Pink Sapphire acts as a magnet to draw into your life all that you need in order to evolve, White Sapphire has an extremely pure energy and is an extremely protective stone, Green Sapphire brings the wisdom of fidelity and integrity
Sapphire calms overactive body systems and regulates the glands. It helps the eyes, removing impurities and stress. It treats blood disorders and alleviates excessive bleeding, strengthens veins and improves their elasticity.
The History and Legend of Sapphire
The Greeks wore it for wisdom at Delphi when seeking answers from the Oracle at Apollo’s Shrine. In Hebrew lore, King Solomon and Abraham both wore talismans of Sapphire, and the Law given to Moses on the Mount was said to be engraved on tablets of Sapphire.
In Christianity, it was used in ecclesiastical rings, and was cherished by kings and nobility for its powers of protection and insight
Buddhists believed it brought devotion and spiritual enlightenment, and the Hindus considered Sapphire as one of the “great gems” used in offerings in the temples for worship and to align astrological influences.
Blue Sapphire is a seeker after spiritual truth, traditionally associated with love and purity. It is extremely effective for earth and chakra healing. This tranquil stone helps you to stay on the spiritual path and is used in shamanic ceremonies to transmute negative energies. It opens and heals the throat chakra and the thyroid and facilitates self-expression and speaking your truth.
Pink Sapphire acts as a magnet to draw into your life all that you need in order to evolve. It is a fast-acting stone that teaches you how to master emotions, clearing emotional blockages and integrating the transmuted energies.
White Sapphire has an extremely pure energy. Opening the crown chakra, it takes spiritual awareness to a very high space, opening cosmic consciousness. This is an extremely protective stone that removes obstacles to the spiritual path. It is helpful in accessing your positional and life purpose.
Green Sapphire brings the wisdom of fidelity and integrity. It encourages compassion for others, stimulates vision, and improves dream recall
Yellow Sapphire attracts wealth to the home and can be placed in cash boxes to increase prosperity and earnings. Yellow sapphire stimulates the intellect and improves overall focus so that the bigger picture is seen. As an elixir, it removes toxins from the body.
Black Sapphire brings the wisdom of confidence in one’s own intuition. It is protective and grounding, relieves anxiety and sorrow, and is a talisman for seeking and maintaining employment.
Orange Sapphire (Padparadsha)
Orange Sapphire brings the wisdom of loving creation from the heart to the world. It unites one’s creativity, sensuality and spirituality, and is a talisman of artists, writers and singers.
has a five-pointed star shaped formation in its depths. This rare stone draws you into its depths and opens intuition. It brings about centering of your thoughts and aids in anticipating the intentions of other people. It is said to contact extraterrestrial beings.
Sapphire has a hardness on the Mohs scale of 9
Sapphire is a member of the corundum family of minerals and exists in nearly every colour except red
The most famous royal sapphire engagement ring worn by Princess Catherine, was once owned by the beautiful late Princess – Lady Diana Spencer, the ring features an oval shaped Sapphire surrounded by diamonds
Sapphires are found in Burma, Thailand, Australia, India, Ceylon, Africa, and Brazil
French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte gave to his beloved Josephine a sapphire engagement ring in 1796. The ring, which sold at auction for close to a million pounds, features a pear-shaped sapphire next to a pear-shaped diamond, on a simple gold band
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