Known as the stone of wisdom, it focuses and calms the mind. Worn by kings, queens, and princesses this is a gemstone of wisdom that is just as valuable as diamonds and sometimes even more expensive. It is beneficial for serenity, peace of mind, and concentration.
Spiritual & Emotional Influence:
Sapphire helps you to see the beauty in everything, and it also helps to restore a spiritual connection. It assists in releasing unwanted patterns to replace them with more positive attributes and goals.
It is thought to reduce depression and grief as well as any frustration. It balances all emotions making it easier to express yourself.
The Physical Connection:
Sapphire is thought to strengthen the veins, help with blood disorders, and the heart. It’s also said to help reduce excessive bleeding. It is believed to improve eyesight and relax eyes and eye muscles. It is also thought to balance glandular functions and help bring out impurities.
The Chakras Connected to Sapphire:
Throat Chakra, Third Eye (Brow) Chakra.
Sagittarius, Libra, and Virgo. Varies according to color.
Locations Found & History:
Sri Lanka, Thailand, Myanmar, Czech Republic, Brazil, Kenya, India, Australia, Canada, and Madagascar. Sapphire got its name from the Latin word Saphirus and the Greek word Sapheiros which both mean blue. There are also beliefs that it is associated with Saturn because Sapphire can indicate “dear to the planet Saturn” in different languages. People have treasured the precious gemstone since around 800BC. In Persia, people thought that the sky was blue because of the reflection of Sapphires. They also became a holy stone to the Catholic church because their blue hue signified heaven. People even thought they could ward off evil spells. Prince Charles also gave Princess Diana a sapphire engagement ring which made them popular in modern times.
Rarity, Value & Variations:
Sapphires are a Corundum, and they are in the same family as the Ruby. The inclusions in this gemstone will reflect light that is called silk. The most transparent, colorless sapphires are called Leucosapphire. The most valuable sapphires are found mainly under two carats, but there are also fine gemstones that are five to ten carats. Its deep blue color is because of the iron and titanium in the stone. The rarest type of Sapphire is the star sapphire with a six-rayed star inside. It has a Mohs hardness of 9.
How to Use Sapphire:
Wear Sapphire on your body as a pendant near the throat to release frustration and express yourself. Or wear in rings or earrings for many other balancing benefits.