Associated with deep devotion and spirituality, September’s sparkling birthstone sapphire is believed to bring peace and contentment to your soul, and trust in the fulfilment of your destiny.
How and where sapphire is formedA variety of aluminium oxide known as corundum, sapphire is formed in metamorphic and igneous rock as well as alluvial deposits. It is a very strong precious gemstone, second only to the diamond in strength. Found in a variety of colours but most recognisably navy blue, the main sources of sapphire include Myanmar, Czech Republic, Brazil, Kenya, India, Australia and Sri Lanka.
Sapphire throughout history
The name sapphire is said to be derived from the Greek and Latin words for blue, ‘sapheiros’ and ‘saphirus’. A cherished gemstone since ancient times traditionally associated with truth, nobility and sincerity, the sapphire was used as a protective talisman by Greek, Roman and Egyptian royalty.
Sapphire meanings, properties and uses
Each coloured sapphire is known for attracting its own type of wisdom. The blue variety in particular is thought to be associated with love, purity and deep devotion.
A seeker of spiritual truth, blue sapphire is believed to bring peace, tranquility, and faith in yourself to find your spiritual path and fulfil your destiny.
A stone of prosperity, sapphire is also said to open and heal the throat chakra to help you express your true self.
How to care for your sapphire jewellery
Always store your sapphire jewellery separately in the box that it came in to protect it from damage. Gently clean with warm, soapy water and a soft cloth.
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