September’s gemstone is the enchanting sapphire, known for its deep blue hues and rich history. Being September born, this is one of my favourite gemstones. Lucky I love blue! Or maybe that’s why I love blue! Who knows.
Sapphires have a long interesting history. The name “sapphire” is derived from the Latin word “sapphirus,” which means blue. This gemstone has been revered by various cultures for centuries. In ancient times, it was believed that sapphires protected their wearers from harm and envy. The ancient Persians believed that the Earth rested on a giant sapphire, which gave the sky its blue color.
Symbolism and Meaning
Sapphires have been associated with a myriad of symbolic meanings and attributes, such as:
Wisdom and Royalty: Sapphires have long been linked with wisdom and royalty. They were believed to bring clarity of thought and insight to their wearers. Many kings and queens in history adorned themselves with sapphire jewellery to symbolize their royal status and wisdom.
Loyalty and Faithfulness: Sapphires are often considered the gemstone of choice for engagements and weddings because they symbolize loyalty, faithfulness, and sincerity. The deep blue color is thought to represent the depth of love and commitment between partners.
Protection and Healing: Throughout history, sapphires have been believed to offer protection against negative energies and harm. They were also used in various cultures for their purported healing properties, promoting good health and spiritual well-being.
Chakra Alignment: In the realm of holistic healing, sapphires are associated with the throat chakra, which is linked to communication, self-expression, and truth. It is believed that sapphires can help balance and open this chakra, allowing for clear and authentic communication.
Some interesting things about Sapphires:
Dazzling Variations: While sapphires are most commonly known for their deep blue color, they can come in a range of hues, from vibrant blues to enchanting shades of pink, yellow, and even green. We love to add different coloured sapphires to our collections.
Durability: Sapphires are among the hardest gemstones, second only to diamonds. This durability makes them ideal for everyday wear.