SAPPHIRE

Composition

  • A member of the mineral species corundum

  • The mineral corundum is composed only of aluminum and oxygen, and it requires a growth environment that’s free of silicon. However, silicon is a very common element, making natural corundum relatively uncommon. In its purest state, corundum is actually colourless

Colours

  • In the Blue range : pure blue or in the greenish blue to violetish blue range

  • Fancy colours : any corundum which does not qualify as a ruby (red) is called a fancy colour sapphire. They come in violet, green, yellow, orange, pink, purple and intermediate hues

Modern Birthstones lists

  • Marks the 5th and 45th wedding anniversaries

  • Modern birthstone for the month of Septembre, the zodiac sign Virgo and the Chinese year of the Tiger

CURE - HEAL - PROTECT - AID

  • DEMENTIA

  • VIRGICHTIGET (GOUT)

  • INSOMNIA

  • EYE AILMENTS / STY

  • KNOWLEDGE / UNDERSTANDING

  • FOOLISHNESS

  • ANGER

  • EVIL SPIRIT

  • STALKERS

  • DEPRESSION

  • FEVERS 

Facts
Therapeutic applications

Famous Sapphires

star of asia

star of asia

the 330cts, blue star sapphire is renowned for its impressive size, intense color and sharp star, and is one of the world’s finest star sapphires. The Star of Asia is from Burma and is said to have belonged to India’s Maharajah of Jodhpur. photo : Chip Clark, Smithsonian Institute http://geogallery.si.edu/index.php/10002858/star-of-asia

Hall Sapphire

Hall Sapphire

The Hall Sapphire Necklace, designed by Harry Winston, features 36 cushion-cut sapphires from Sri Lanka, totaling 195 carats, set in platinum. Their soft sky blue color is accented by 435 pear-shaped and round brilliant-cut diamonds, totaling 83.75 carats. The Hall Sapphire Necklace is a magnificent display of extremely well-matched sapphires of incredible size and amazing quality photo : Chip Clark, Smithsonian Institute http://geogallery.si.edu/index.php/10002709/hall-sapphire-necklace

Edwardian Star

Edwardian Star

60 ct Edwardian star sapphire platinum necklace designed by Marcus & Co. with 126 accents diamonds. Here needlelike crystals of the mineral rutile inside the sapphire crystal, aligned in three directions, intersecting (@120°) form the 6-rayed star asterism. Photo : Chip Clark, Smithsonian Institute http://geogallery.si.edu/index.php/10002719/star-sapphire-necklace

star of bombay

star of bombay

182ct star blue sapphire Photo : Chip Clark, Smithsonian Institute, http://geogallery.si.edu/index.php/10026380/star-of-bombay

logan sapphire

logan sapphire

423ct Blue Sapphire from Sri Lanka and one of the world’s largest faceted blue sapphires. The mixed cushion cut is in a silver and gold brooch setting framed by twenty round brilliant cut diamonds, totaling approx. 16 cts. Blue color with very slight violet overtones. Fluoresces a moderate reddish-orange. The GIA reports the color as natural with no evidence of heat treatment detected. Photo : Chip Clark, Smithsonian Institute, http://geogallery.si.edu/index.php/10002687/logan-sapphire

bismark sapphire

bismark sapphire

98.57-carat Bismarck Sapphire mounted in a platinum necklace designed by Cartier, Inc., set with 312 baguette and round brilliant cut diamonds, accented with 8 square-cut sapphires. The magnificent sapphire exhibits the highly-prized deep blue color of saphires from Burma. Photo : Chip Clark, Smithsonian Institute, http://geogallery.si.edu/index.php/10002691/bismarck-sapphire-necklace

mariaalexandrovnasapphire

mariaalexandrovnasapphire

WHAT PEOPLE SAID

Lucifer Magazine

HP Blavatsky Vol7 - Septembre 1890

The Sapphire, sacred to the Sun, and called the stone of stones, cured boils, restored weak sight, extinguished fires, mended the manners of its wearers and made the melancholy cheerful. Until the time of " ye dreadful fire " of London there was, in old St. Paul's Cathedral, a famous sapphire presented by Richard de Preston, citizen and grocer, which cured infirmities in the e es of all who resorted to its virtues. The stone, however, perished with the cathedral.

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