She’s royalty, surrounded by lore and legend, but she hides it in her smile. You know it’s there, though.
It’s a knowing smile, grounding and still. Wise and focused. Because she knows.
She knows her powers, she knows her purpose. She reminds you of yours.
She’s an old soul, and she’s been there before.
Sigh. Where to even start? Sapphire is the gem of gems. The holiest of the holies, it’s a magnificent stone of wisdom, royalty and faith. Its true colors shine within kindness and hope – that’s the stone’s real secret sauce.
Sapphire was the original love rock. Not diamonds. In the early days, engagement and commitment rings would feature a sapphire. The diamond ring was actually a marketing ploy - a very successful one, but that’s another story. It’s not like the sapphire to hold grudges though. The gem lends its power to help transmute negative thoughts into higher purpose.
Just take a look at Lady Di’s legendary 12 carat oval Ceylon sapphire. This engagement ring was a witness to her defiance. Her first rebellious act out of many.
Here’s why: the sapphire was a ready-stock ring.
Although she herself was royalty, Lady Di’s sapphire ring was not the one and only. Like, anyone could buy it (assuming they had $60,000). Over the years, sapphire became her confidant whenever she needed to make a statement (a deliciously bold statement, mind you). If there’s anyone who understands the healing power of a sapphire, it’s Lady Diana.
the Latin sapphirus, Greek sappheiros, and Sanskrit sanipryam, meaning ‘blue stone’. See, the sapphire knows its shit because it’s been around
Sapphire is powerful both when you’re at your highest and at your lowest. It gives you buoyancy through challenging times. It keeps your head high for hopes and your feet on the ground as you meddle in uncertainties and handle difficult truths. Sapphire is a powerful stone to gather strength. A piece to believe in yourself. A piece to truly show up.
Use sapphire to get you out of a rut and be a maverick of your own kind. Sapphire belongs to the highest of the high. But as powerful as it is, use it with care. Because remember: you already have everything in you to overcome challenges and move forward.
Birthstone for: September
Sapphire zodiac sign:Virgo (23 August-22 September)
The fifth chakra - the Throat or Vishudda chakra.
The center for everything communication. A well-balanced throat chakra enables you to listen intuitively to the body and mind, so you can release the tension with a clear communication and conscience.
The sixth chakra - the Third Eye or the Ajna chakra.
The center of perception and command, the third eye helps us understand our passion and gain clear inner vision. It keeps us from feeling overwhelmed and getting lost in our own thoughts.
How sapphire fits into your life:
Mark your 5th anniversary
Your king or queen
The person who introduced you to the Indigo Girls – if that person is us, this is a sign, get yourself a sapphire piece, stat
Fullness of self
Life, with a capital L
Times of change
Going on the 5-2 Diet, the I Quit Sugar diet, the No Complaining diet or whatever other self-disciplinary action you’ve taken upon yourself
Asking for a raise
Asking for marriage
Asking for the truth
Getting to know the real you and learning how to be your own best friend and lover
Tough Love level:
9 Mohs scale of hardness with excellent toughness. Sapphire is perfect for everyday wear. This is because sapphire is less likely to chip or crack than a diamond. It also doesn’t scratch easily.
Sapphires are commonly heated to enhance and bring out its more desirable color. Avoid beryllium treated and lead glass filled sapphires. Find more about common gemstone treatments here.
Cleaning, care, and cauton:
Both treated and untreated sapphires are generally very durable and can be cleaned with an ultrasonic or steam cleaner, with the exception of lead glass filled sapphires. Still, the safest way to clean sapphire is with warm, soapy water. For natural cleaning, use our soap nut wash.
Sapphires and rubies are are both corundum. They're basically the same gemstone, except for the pinkish red being called ruby.
Pure corundum is colorless, and it's trace minerals that create that gorgeous array of colors.
The blue sapphires that first come to mind when thinking of sapphires, are because of the presence of titanium. Pale yellows and greens contain trace amounts of iron, purple sapphire comes from the presence of chromium, iron and titanium, and pink sapphires get their color from trace amounts of chromium.
Different sapphire colors also come with different meanings.
Black sapphire grounds you with earthly wisdom. It’s a stone to understand our deepest remorse and anxiety, and help us to frame them with a more positive light.
White sapphire strengthens the spirit with its crystal clear intention and 20/20 vision. It helps you avoid mindless distractions so that you can focus on achieving your goal.
Orange sapphire enlivens the heart with an endless flow of creative juice. It strengthens your creative muscle as well as your spiritual one, and helps you to create a true-to-self piece of art.
Yellow sapphire is a playful stone to bring lightness to anything you do. It’s a stone for feeling enough and creating abundance from what you already have.
Violet sapphire connects you to your spiritual self. So anytime you feel spiritually jaded, use violet sapphire to awaken your kundalini energy to gather lightness and peace.
Pink sapphire is a stone of youth and vitality. It helps you to find joy in mundane activities and keeps you from feeling bored and dull.
Green sapphire is a stone for compassion and fertility. It also helps you to attract abundance and growth.
Blue sapphire is the sapphire of the highest order. It’s the ultimate stone of loyalty, royalty, and wisdom.
Red sapphire (ruby) is a love stone. It’s the stone to turn love into action.