A Sapphire is like the colour of the deep blue sea. Imagine if you will, sailing along on your yacht, dressed head to toe in white and wearing one of your favorite sapphire rings. With the boat in motion, you run your hand in tune with the water as it laps by the hull. As your hand glides through the waves, you will see the natural beauty and wonder of the water as it trickles through your fingers and, for a moment, you take notice as you ponder the fabulousness of your sapphire stone glistening under the sun’s rays.
The Sapphire is traditionally in the blue spectrum, but can come in variations of pinks, yellows, blacks and the unique Star Sapphire. The sapphire is from the Corundum family (rubies are a close next of kin) and is a relatively hard stone, registering a 9 on the Mohs scale of mineral hardness, just under Diamond which rates a 10. The sapphire is a sought-after stone in jewellery making because of its hardness, durability and beautiful colour.
In ancient times Sapphires were coveted by Royalty and currently one of the most famous and desirable blue sapphires was set in the engagement ring Prince Charles gave to the People’s Princess in 1981, Lady Diana Spencer or Princess Diana. It is oval in shape and between 9 and 12 carats surrounded by 14 brilliant diamonds and set in 18 karat white gold. Bought originally by Charles for £28,000, today it is worth in excess of £300,000 and now sits on the delicate hand of Her Royal Highness, the Duchess of Cambridge. One day in the not so distant future, it may rest on the hand of the current fourth in line to the British throne, Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana of Cambridge.
The sapphire is the perfect choice for an engagement ring as it represents sincerity, truth, fidelity and faithfulness. Holding a sapphire during meditation can enhance an individual’s intuition and bring to light creative expression that can be locked within. Having said this, the sapphire is a great choice of talisman for artists and other creative people.
Healing properties of the Sapphire include relieving headaches, stemming fevers and promoting mental clarity. It also attracts joy and peace. The Sapphire is a stone of wisdom and helps to promote dreams and dreaming. As Gabrielle sang in her 1993 chart topping tune, Dreams, “Dreams can come true.” So set sail for the high seas in your white sailor’s cap lounging on the deck, whilst your significant other raises the mainsail to its full height. With cocktail in hand and the sun beaming down on you, raise your sunglasses and admire the deep blue sapphire ring you received for your September birthday.