Blue Sapphire likely derives its name from the Sanskrit word sanipriya meaning "dear to the planet Saturn," and is considered one of the few precious gemstones. By definition, a gemstone is a rare, beautiful and durable stone, and since Sapphire has a beautiful blue hue, a Mohs hardness of 9 out of 10 and no cleavage planes … Continue reading Sapphire: The Corundum Conundrum
HE PASSED THE FLAMING BOUNDS OF SPACE AND TIME: THE LIVING THRONE, THE SAPPHIRE-BLAZE, WHERE ANGELS TREMBLE WHILE THEY GAZE, HE SAW; BUT BLASTED WITH EXCESS OF LIGHT, CLOSED HIS EYES IN ENDLESS NIGHT. – THOMAS GRAY (English POET, 1716-1771) Blue sapphires have long been associated with the sky and heaven. The word itself is … Continue reading The Mysteries of Sapphire, One of the Birthstones of September.
The sapphire may be most known for its brilliant celestial tones but it is also known to many throughout history as a stone of wisdom and wealth. The sapphire has been held in high esteem leading back to the mentions of it in the Bible. As a symbol of power, strength and wise judgment, you can learn … Continue reading Sapphires in Literature
The History of Indian Gemology The cultures of the Indian subcontinent have studied gemstones for millennia, and many ancient texts detail the medicinal, spiritual, and supernatural powers of various gems. Evidence, dating as far back as 5,000 years ago, that Indian architects used gemstones to decorate and protect the palaces of kinds can be found … Continue reading Sapphires and Vedic Astrology
Amulets, Talismans, and Religious Beliefs Sapphires figure prominently in numerous beliefs and traditions, both past and present. For centuries, sapphires have been used for alchemy, magic, healing rituals, and astrological prognostication. Early priests and scholars believed that precious gemstones, including sapphires, had specific “virtues” that could be used to benefit man if their powers were … Continue reading The Mystique and Lore of Sapphire’s
The language of cosmic balance stems from each one of our own spiritual balance, which can be briefed as the effect of yin and yang stability. Yin and Yang are the foundation of the life force, which crystal users harness, control and direct for healing, health, and magic. What are Yin and Yang Energy Described as the two halves of Life … Continue reading Healing Crystals for Balancing Yin and Yang Energies