The Meaning & Symbolism of a Sapphire

Although Sapphires can come in a variety of colours, depending on the mineral content of the stone, deep blue is the most famous colour and therefore the most symbolic.

sapphire.jpgSapphires are famously known as blue gemstones, which is why they are often related to the Heavens. This gave it the nickname, “the divine stone” in some cultures. In Christianity, a Sapphire is seen as the gemstone of purity, wisdom and chastity. Whereas inIndiaand areas ofSouth East Asia, it is seen as one of the nine specific gems that represent the Heavens. In this, the yellow Sapphire represents Jupiter and the blue Sapphire represents Saturn. Due to this, the name Sapphire was said to mean “Dear to the planet Saturn” but also “blue stone”.

Sapphire is the birthstone for the month of September and is mostly known as the wisdom stone. It is meant to represent intelligence, education and the ability to make wise and good choices. The Sapphire was seen this way even back in the Ancient times because the Ancient Greeks used to wear this stone to attain Wisdom. The stone was sometimes used in medicine in Ancient Persia. It was believed to strengthen your heart, muscles and give you courage. However, others said it was an anecdote for poison and could kill snakes instantly. Around this time, Sapphires were used for several reasons, the most important being to protect against sorcery and banish away evil spirits. It was thought that it connected you to the universe and would protect from bad but open you up to good spirits and angels.

If you wear a Sapphire in a necklace, it is shown to promote wealth. The stone must be in contact with your skin and no clothing must be in-between, or it is said to affect the energy. You can increase the energy by casing your stone in gold. The stone is very strongly connected to love and often used for engagement rings because of this symbol. Take a look at some of our Sapphire rings available. It has many meanings, another one being luck. It has been looked at for many years as a lucky stone and will bring good fortune to its owner.

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