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Blue Sapphire

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Sapphire is a kind of precious gemstone, a variation of the mineral corundum that forms in prismatic rhombohedral crystals.Blue is the “true” color of sapphires as it  is the most known color, but sapphire often comes in yellow, purple, orange, and green shades. Madagascar is the world leader in sapphire processing, particularly from its mines around the city of Ilakaka while sapphires from Kashmir, Burma, or Sri Lanka are the most coveted.





In the Hebrew tradition, King Solomon and Abraham both wear talisman of  sapphire, and the Laws given to Moses on the mount was said to be inscribed on tablets of sapphire. A sapphire was a sign of learning in ancient Greece , and was worn at the Oracle of Apollo. Buddhists claimed it brought dedication and divine enlightenment, and the Hindus regarded Sapphire as one of the “great gems” used during services in the temples and to align astrological forces. In Christianity, Sapphires were found in ecclesiastical rings and were used by kings and nobles for its security and wisdom. The sapphire is the birthstone of September and is traditionally offered to mark a 45th wedding anniversary.



Healing Properties


Blue Sapphire is esteemed for its symbolism of passion, devotion and loyalty, and as such is sometimes used in wedding rings. Sapphire tumblestones are an ideal present for newlyweds.  Sapphires are stones of attachment which help sustain a relationship.  Blue Sapphire is an internal remedy that restores the body and aids in sleep. Sapphire provides clarity of thought such that you will not be easily manipulated by the thoughts and emotions of other individuals.

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