The Sapphire comes from a gemstone family called corundum, the same family as the Ruby. Though while the Sapphire can come in almost any color, it does not come in red (that would be considered a Ruby). Throughout history, this gemstone was believed to be extremely divine, as many members of the church were observed wearing it in representation of heaven. The Sapphire was believed to bring spiritual blessings and grant those who wore it protection. This vibrant birthstone also symbolizes the 5th and 45th wedding anniversaries, so if you are celebrating either of those, a Sapphire piece is a great gift and available in our in-store showcases.
Color and Clarity
Sapphires are actually the second hardest gemstone known to man, right after the diamond. They are not abundantly found, typically only mined in Kashmir, Burma and Sri Lanka. However, the most recent deposit of Sapphires has been found in Madagascar, which produces a variety of different colored Sapphires. The value of these gemstones depends on deepness of color and translucency, with the more color-saturated and clear stones carrying the highest value. Blue is, of course, the most valued color of the Sapphire family.
Because Sapphires are able to harness spiritual energy, bringing this stone into your life aids spiritual growth and enlightenment. The blue Sapphire, specifically, is known to carry a very strong energy empowering those who wear it, granting wisdom, strength and an overall calm sense of being. If you are having trouble finding your path in life or ridding yourself of negative energies from your past and present, a Sapphire is a great gemstone to help manifest your higher self and attract good energies into your future.