Chemical Makeup: Al2O3
Crystalline structure: Hexagonal
Localities: Madagascar, Afghanistan, Australia, Burma, Cambodia, China, Colombia, India, Kenya, Laos, Malawi, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, United States, Vietnam
Astrology: Associated with the planet Saturn. Astrological birthstone for Taurus.
Metaphysical properties: Wisdom, Peace
The wisdom stone, Sapphire calms and clears away any confusion in the mind, allowing the guidance of the intuition to be clearly understood and acted upon.
Brings peace of mind and releases depression and confusion.
Supports concentration and self-expression, releasing frustration and fear of being misunderstood.
Encourages Earth healing and facilitates speaking your truth.
Aligns the mental, emotional, physical and spiritual bodies and restores balance in the entire being.
Calms over-active systems of all kinds within the body, regulates the glands, treats blood disorders and removes impurities and stress.
Sapphires were traditionally worn by Greeks for guidance, believed to bring spiritual enlightenment by Buddhists, used by Hindus during worship, and cherished by early Christian kings for their powers of protection.
Synthetic sapphire was first developed in 1902. The abundant availability of synthetic sapphire led to a plethora of industrial applications from satellite communications systems, scientific instruments, high durability window to integrated circuits.
Britain’s Prince Charles’ gift of a 12-carat blue sapphire engagement ring to Lady Diana in 1981 made sapphire into a symbol of royal love.
The only natural material that can scratch a sapphire is a diamond. The newest Apple Watch will feature lab-created sapphire glass in it’s screen.