“In ancient times, a gift of a sapphire was a pledge of trust and loyalty. It is from this tradition that sapphire has long been a popular choice for engagement rings.” The American Gem Trade Association’s fabulous booklet on gemstone meanings and color enhancement shares this fantastic FYI.
And sapphire symbolism includes:
- Financial rewards
- Mental clarity
- Heaven and devotion to God
- Protection from harm
Legend has it that the sapphire is a symbol of fidelity, and that the stone will not shine if the wearer has been unfaithful.
“Ancient Persians believed the earth rested on a giant Sapphire and that the blue sky was a reflection of the Sapphire,” says the AGTA booklet.
- Like rubies the sapphire has a hardness of 9 on the mohs scale, which makes them ideal for daily wear.
- Sapphires come in a wide variety colors, such as blue, pink, padparascha (pink orange), yellow, white, green, purple, and other colors.
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