Sapphire is a variety of corundum and comes in a variety of colours, (except red which is Ruby) with blue the most common. Sapphire means blue in Greek. The finest blue Sapphires are a strong blue, and the 'star sapphire' is a very valued stone. Coloured Sapphires are referred to as Pink Sapphires, Yellow Sapphires, Violet Sapphires, Green Sapphires and Clear Sapphires etc.
According to folklore, the Laws given to Moses were inscribed on Sapphire, making it a most sacred gemstone. The Sapphire was one of the twelve stones on the Jewish high priest's breastplate, located on the second row in the middle.
As Sapphires represent divine favour, they are the gemstone of choice for royalty and high priests. The British Crown Jewels are full of large Blue Sapphires, the symbol of pure and wise rulers.
Sapphire is called the "Stone of Destiny". It is also the symbol of heaven and joyful devotion to God. Some believe this is where we got the term: "True Blue."
Sapphire has long symbolized truth, sincerity and faithfulness, and as such, it is an excellent choice for an engagement ring.
Sapphire contributes to mental clarity and perception. This stone lets go of depression and spiritual confusion and stimulates concentration. It can promote financial rewards, prosperity and bring forth gifts of all kinds.
Sapphire is recognized as a "Wisdom Stone". It draws protection and prophetic wisdom. It will attract and oversee one's divine destiny in life, instilling hope, faith and joy during the journey.
It opens the mind to beauty and intuition, and brings with it the hope of fulfilling your dreams and the desires of your heart. Sapphire can focus healing, loving energy upon anyone needing it.
Placed on the throat, Sapphire helps to release frustration and aids self expression.
Sapphire normalizes overactive body systems and regulates the glands. It will cure a sore throat, and heal the eyes. Treats blood disorders and alleviates excessive bleeding, strengthens veins and improves their elasticity.