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Blue Sapphire Pave Diamonds Stud Earrings Solid Gold Gemstone Jewellery
2 Natural Sapphires
3x5mm in Diameter
40 natural white diamond accents
18K White Gold Band
High Polish Finish
Weights 1.43-1.83g Grams
Sapphire Symbolism And Meaning
Popular across continents for centuries, sapphires are a well-loved gemstone symbolizing wisdom, nobility and enlightenment.
Many cultures and religions have found unique power and value in sapphires. During the Middle Ages, a blue sapphire represented heaven and was thought to harness divine blessings. In Ancient Greece, sapphires were worn to attract wise answers from the oracle. For Buddhists, sapphires granted enlightenment. For Christian royalty, sapphires gave protection and were adorned in their ecclesiastical rings. For Hindus, it was important to integrate sapphires into worship services and decoration.
No matter which belief system, sapphires have always been prized possessions with rich meaning to those who surrounded themselves with the stone.
As September’s exquisite birthstone, sapphire is thought to assist the mind with focusing, help foster self-disciple and attract powerful healing energy.
Though generally recognized as a vivid blue gemstone, sapphires occur naturally in a variety of colors. Outside of red gems, which are considered rubies, sapphires can be any color of the rainbow, including yellow, green and pink. Blue sapphires, however, tend to be most popular and typically acquire more value the bluer they are. When sapphires contain a hue other than blue, they are referred to as “fancies.”
Sapphires are part of the corundum family of minerals, and contain traces of titanium, iron, magnesium, copper and chromium. Each mineral present in the composition helps designate the stone’s color. Some sapphires change color based on lighting, and heated treatment is frequently used to enhance a sapphire’s Color or improve its Clarity. Natural sapphires without treatment tend to be rare, and their cost reflects such.
The original name “sapphire” likely comes from the Hebrew word “sapir,” or the Latin word “sapphirus,” both meaning blue stone. Sapphires achieve a 9 on the Mohs scale of hardness, making them a durable choice for active, everyday wear.
The classic “true” blue sapphire, inclusive of a purple tint, originates from India’s Kashmir region. Sapphire deposits are now found in many parts of the world, including Thailand, India, Myanmar (Burma), China, Brazil, Africa, Australia and North America.
Though Australia was the largest source in the late 20th century, Madagascar is now the world’s leading producer of sapphire. The location where a sapphire is mined plays a role in its value, similar to aspects like Cut, Color and Carat weight. The most prized sapphires and, therefore, the ones with the highest value, come from India’s Kashmir region, Myanmar (Burma) and Sri Lanka, respectively.