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|Bracelet Type:||Gemstone Pave Diamonds Bracelet||Jewelry Type:||Fine Jewelry|
|Main Stone Size:||4x6mm||Main Stone:||6 Pieces Natural Sapphire|
|Main Stone Quantity:||120 Pcs Authentic Diamonds||Bracelet Length:||16cm|
Solid 18K White Gold Blue Sapphire Real Natural Diamond Bracelet Jewelry
Diamonds: Authentic Diamonds
Sapphire:Genuine 100% Natural
Carat Weight: 1.83ct
Metal Type: Polish Solid 18Kt Gold-White
High Polish Finish
Gold Weight: 7.70g
Our English word sapphire is an attempt to pronounce the original Hebrew saw-far. Both rubies and sapphires are among the most prized gemstones in the breastplate. Both are formed from aluminum oxides common in the crust of the earth. Were it not for special experiences during their formation, they might find only menial use as industrial grinding agents. The Hebrew word for sapphire (Strongs #5608) suggests the ancient recognition of the hardness of this gem for inscribing. On the scale of mineral hardness, only the diamond exceeds ruby and sapphire. Likewise the church class is composed of common elements of this earth, yet with the addition of special circumstances and gifts of grace, these elements are transformed into gems of great hardness and beauty.
Although a sapphire is clear blue, a luminescent six-pointed star exists in the most-prized variety, called the “star sapphire.” Blue pictures faithfulness and it was part of the garment of faithful Jews: “Speak to the Israelites and say to them: Throughout the generations to come you are to make tassels on the corners of your garments, with a blue cord on each tassel” (Numbers 15:38, NIV). Blue represents that aid is promised without fail to man, and that one is to faithfully maintain a righteous character.
Sapphire is first mentioned in connection with the God of Israel: [They] “saw the God of Israel. Under his feet was something like a pavement made of sapphire, clear as the sky itself” (Exodus 24:10, NIV).
Since the sardius, or ruby, is in the first row of the breastplate, a secondary lesson in the breastplate shows the characteristics of God in the first row, and the characteristics of what most closely surrounds him in the second row. Consideration of the breastplate puts the sapphire in a most favored position near the center. Because of its hardness, rarity, and brilliance, the diamond is today considered the most valuable of gems. A diamond’s geometrically-oriented facets are polished with great skill to show off its brilliance even at the sacrifice of large portions of the original stone. At the time of the exodus the gem technology probably did not permit the brilliant polishing and setting of a diamond with its many facets. Yet the extant technology of that time would have been able to display a star-sapphire at its best. The brilliant star that seems to move as the angle of view is shifted would have been dramatic against its dark blue background.
Determining which son corresponds to the sapphire is not easy because there is a different fifth son depending upon which list is used. But using the birth order in Genesis 29 and 30 suggests it was Dan. The sapphire as the fifth gem in the breastplate might well have been associated with the most troubled of Israel’s tribes. The tribe of Dan had a stormy history within the nation. The sapphire is brilliant but ultimately, through unfaithfulness, the tribe of Dan lost its inheritance and does not appear in the list of twelve tribes in Revelation 7. To think that this dazzling brilliance could have been the inheritance of Dan should serve as a warning against the unbridled arrogance that was exhibited in the downfall of the original morning star, Lucifer.
These precious gems on the breastplate were beautiful. There is the ruby red of justification based on the blood of Christ, sapphire blue of faithfulness, amethyst purple of royalty, emerald green picturing abundant life, and many more.
Let our hearts glory in these hidden treasures brought to light and polished for use in the heavenly Father’s service, esteeming all other things as of minor importance. If our hearts are set upon these treasures of character, the disappointment and trials of our present life will not overwhelm us, though they may cause some temporary pain and sorrow. The gems of the breastplate encourage us to pursue all that is pure, good, noble, and true. Such things are worthy of the aspirations of the spiritual sons of God; they are our real treasures. May our hearts glory in them forevermore.