Tuesday, September 4, 2018

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Although sapphire typically refers to the rich blue gemstone variety of the mineral corundum, this royal gem actually occurs in a rainbow of hues. Sapphires come in every color except red, which earn the classification of rubies instead.

The name “sapphire” comes from the Latin sapphirus and Greek sappheiros meaning “blue stone,” though those words may have originally referred to lapis lazuli. Some believe it originated from the Sanskrit word sanipriya which meant “dear to Saturn.”

Sapphires are found in India, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam, Sri Lanka, China, Australia, Brazil, Africa and North America (mainly Montana). Their origin can affect their value as much as color, cut, clarity and carat size.

Sapphires symbolize loyalty, nobility, sincerity and integrity. They are associated with focusing the mind, maintaining self-discipline and channeling higher powers.

September’s birthstone, the sapphire, has been popular since the Middle Ages. Back then, the celestial blue color of this gem symbolized heaven and attracted divine favor and wise judgment.

Greeks wore sapphire for guidance when seeking answers from the oracle. Buddhists believed it brought spiritual enlightenment, and Hindus used it during worship. Early Christian kings cherished sapphire’s powers of protection by using it in ecclesiastical rings.

Ancient Hebrews believed that the Ten Commandments were engraved on tablets of sapphire, though historians now believe the blue stone referenced in the Bible may have been lapis lazuli.

This gem became a symbol of royal love in 1981 when Britain’s Prince Charles gave Lady Diana a 12-carat blue sapphire engagement ring. Prince William later gave this ring to Catherine Middleton when he proposed in 2010.

Today, top-quality blue sapphire remains one of Mother Nature's rare gems.

Of course...if you prefer Seaglass to to Sapphires come see our Cobalt Blue Seaglass Necklace...a 'one of a kind' find indeed!

Cobalt Seaglass Necklace

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18 comments:

  1. You'd think another color would be chose for September although I always thought blue was the only kind and had no idea they could be found in so many different places.

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    1. I know. I really had no idea that Sapphires came in so many colors!

      - Lisa

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  2. This site was... how do you say it? Relevant!!
    Finally I've found something which helped me. Thanks!

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    1. I glad you got something out of it.
      Thanks for stopping by.

      - Lisa

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  3. Interesting info on sapphires!
    Happy WW!

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    1. I thought so too!
      Thanks for stopping by!

      I wish I had one of those cool drinks that you have on your blog this week right now!

      Thanks for stopping by!

      - Lisa

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  4. I think the blue looks lovely maroon would look nice heheh!

    Have a saphiretastic week :-)

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    1. Well I never thought of it...but I guess it certainly would!

      Thanks for stopping by!

      - Lisa

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  5. pretty necklace and very informative post.

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    1. Thank you Klara...it is one of my personal favorites and I will be a little sad when it sells...lol.

      - Lisa

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  6. Beautiful!
    Thanks for sharing at https://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2018/09/our-newest-family-member.html

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    1. Thank you Sue!

      Stopping by your blog now!

      - Lisa

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  7. Lisa,

    I liked the sapphire birth stone so much so that I used in my class ring setting and my birthday is in December. lol Thanks for sharing the info. You did a lovely job on the necklace, too. It's great seeing you at my little niche in Blogosphere. Have a good afternoon!

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