April 26, 2018
A great poet once described sapphire as the blue of a clear sky just after sundown. And sapphire’s intense velvety blue has long been associated with the heavens. The colour ranges from deep midnight blue to a lighter azure hue. For many gemstones, darker colours have greater value, but Sapphire’s mid-range colour, vibrant cornflower blue, is its most prized.
Kings and queens wore sapphire around their necks as protection against harm and the ancients believed blue sapphire held the power of sea and sky exerting a strong spiritual influence. Many still believe it can bestow spiritual awareness, make peace between warring parties, and impart loyalty and trust. Is it any wonder some women prefer a sapphire engagement ring?
Sapphire is September’s birthstone and the gift of choice for the 45th wedding anniversary.
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