Sapphire is a typically blue aluminum oxide. Its component elements, such as iron, titanium, chromium, copper and magnesium give its blue, yellow, purple, orange or green color. Chromium impurities yield pink or red tint, the latter being called ruby. Due to its extraordinary brilliance and extreme rarity, it is considered a precious stone, and traditionally commands high prices in jewelry.
Sapphire is the third hardest mineral in the world, after diamond and moissanite.
The hardness of the crystal structure makes it often used for non-ornamental applications such as in scientific instruments, high-durability windows, and wristwatch crystals.
Associated with sacred things and considered the gem of gems, sapphire was believed to bring protection, good fortune and spiritual insight. Symbol of power and strength, but also of kindness and wise judgment. It can help to achieve and sustain wealth, also said to attract gifts and general prosperity. Helps to promote fair play and loyalty among partners and employees.
Sapphire is a healing stone for the nervous system, regulates the function of the thyroid gland.
Blue sapphire activates the 5th (Throat Chakra) and 6th (Third Eye) Chakra.
Birthstone for September, is the traditional gift for a 45th wedding anniversary.