Sapphire is the birthstone for month of September. The name Sapphire is derived from the Latin word” saphirus” and the Greek word “sapheiros” both meaning “blue” or “precious stone”. In its finest quality, the sapphire is of a deep blue color. The more it resembles the dark velvety blue of the Pansy the greater the value. From the soaring night sky to the depths of the seas, blue covers two-thirds of our planet, leading ancient civilizations to believe the world was set on a giant Sapphire, painting the water and sky with its refection.
It is one of earliest gems known to man, sapphire is found in riverbeds and torrents, the force of the water washing the stones from their matrix; and to this day are still are found under these conditions. Sapphire’s prized as great gemstones since 800B.C. Abbes Hildegard Von Bingen (1098-1179) chronicled the healing powers of gemstones in her book, Physica. Per her view, gemstones are formed through the powerful combination of water and fire; therefore, they hold powers corresponding to these natural phenomena. She also believed that each stone had a certain, divine blessing from God.
Although not quite as hard as diamond, it rates a 9.0 on the Moh’s hardness scale. Sapphire is extremely resilient and durable. That’s why it’s so perfect for use in fine jewelry like engagement rings which are worn daily for a lifetime! Maybe that’s why Prince Charles choose this as the stone in his engagement ring to the beloved Princess Diana. This gemstone speaks of loyalty, dignity, serenity, faith, purity, and wisdom. Perhaps therefore it is the recommended gift for a 45th wedding anniversary. Believed to protect the wearer from envy and harm also attracts blessings from heaven.
Sapphires that come in colors other than blue are called “parti-colored” sapphires. As seen in the above picture, Sapphire is of the mineral species Corundum, and comes in all colors of the rainbow: blue, green, purple, yellow and golds, and the absolutely breath-taking pinks, which is trending quickly. Since the Sapphire comes in many different colors, you wouldn’t have to choose blue. While wearing this magnificent gem, she will wear the confidence that makes a man weak in the knees. No matter what the statement is you are wanting to make, sapphires say it BIG! Perfect loving gift for all kinds big and small occasions.
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