The Sapphire Gemstone is one of the most sought out stones worldwide. Sapphires are most commonly blue stones, this colour is caused by small amounts of titanium and iron minerals within the crystal structure.
Sapphires are also naturally produces in different colours ranging from very pale blue to deep indigo, due to the presence of small amounts of titanium and iron minerals and impurities within the crystal structure. The medium-deep cornflower blue is the most valued shade when it comes to Jewellery.
These precious gemstones are mostly sourced from Australia, where the Sapphires are typically are blue stones with a dark and inky appearance.
The word Sapphire has derives from many ancient languages such as Arabic “safir”, Latin “sapphirus”, and Greek “sappheiros”.
Far back as the 7th century B.C, the Etruscans, would wear the Sapphire Gemstone seeking help from Apollo the Greek God of prophecy, and was worn by worshippers visiting his shrine in Delphi.
During the times of the Middle Ages, Sapphires represented the purity of the soul and were worn by priests as protection from impure thoughts and temptations of the flesh.
Medieval kings of Europe preferred these Gemstones in the form of rings and brooches, believing that it protected them from any unfortunate events. Warriors had gifted their young wives with Sapphire jewellery so they would remain faithful to them. If the colour of the Gemstone darkened it would identify an unfaithful person.
Sapphire….A must have, to add to your Jewellery Collection.