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Known as the stone of wisdom, sapphire offers so much more than just itâ€™s beauty. Although, thatâ€™s definitely the thing that catches most peopleâ€™s eye. Worn by kings and queens, this is a gemstone of wisdom that is just as valuable as diamonds and sometimes even more expensive.
Physical Energy Properties: Strengthens the veins and helps with blood disorders, Sapphire is also excellent for the heart. Itâ€™s also said to help reduce excessive bleeding. Improves eyesight and relaxes eyes and eye muscles. Balances glandular functions and helps to bring out impurities.
Emotional Energy Properties: Sapphire helps us to see the beauty in everything, and it also helps to restore a spiritual connection. Assists in releasing unwanted patterns to replace them with more positive attributes and goals. Reduces depression and grief as well as any frustration. Balances all emotions making it easier to express yourself.
Chakras: Sapphire is connected with the Throat chakra and the Third Eye chakra because of its deep blue hue.
Astrological signs: Sagittarius, Libra and Virgo, are all have Sapphire as their stone.
History: Sapphire got its name from the Latin word saphirus and the Greek word sapheiros which both mean blue. There are also beliefs that it is associated with Saturn because Sapphire can indicate â€śdear to the planet Saturnâ€ť in different languages. People have treasured these precious gemstones since around 800BC. In Persia, people thought that the sky was blue because of the reflection of Sapphires. They also became a holy stone to the Catholic church because their blue hue signified heaven. People even thought they could ward off evil spells. Prince Charles also gave Princess Diana a sapphire engagement ring which made them popular in modern times.
Where it's found: Sapphires are found in Sri Lanka, Thailand and Madagascar.
Variations, Rarity and Value: Sapphires are a corundum, and they are in the same family as the ruby. The inclusions in this gemstone will reflect light that is called silk. The most transparent, colourless sapphires are called Leucosapphire. The most valuable sapphires are found mainly under two carats, but there are also fine gemstones that are five to ten carats. Its deep blue colour is because of the iron and titanium in the stone. The rarest type of Sapphire is the star sapphire with a six-rayed star inside.
How to use it: Wear on your body as a pendant near the throat to release frustration and express yourself. Or wear in rings or earrings for many other balancing benefits.
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