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DID YOU KNOW? FUN FACTS ABOUT SAPPHIRES

These are some of the beliefs and facts that have been floating around about sapphires. I thought I would just put them here for fun reading.

· King Solomon used to wear a sapphire ring. It was a mark of wise and prudent rulers. In modern times, the British Crown Jewels are known for their Sapphires.

· The “Star of India”, a blue sapphire of 563 carats is the largest blue sapphire in the world. Mined from Sri Lanka, it is now at the Museum of Natural History, New York.

· It is an ancient belief that continues today, that sapphires promote fidelity in marriage.

· Sapphires come in a variety of colors, and are known with the color adjective prefixed. Blue sapphires are the most well known.

· Sapphire is the birthstone for September.

· There are sapphire mines in Montana, US.

· Sapphires are the hardest gemstones, next only to diamonds. Only rubies equal them in this quality.

· Various sources suggest that Moses was given the Ten Commandments on tablets of sapphire.

· It was a widespread belief that Sapphire conferred upon its wearer protection from sorcery and evil.

· It is widely recognized to symbolize truth, sincerity and fidelity.

· It is said to assist telepathy, psychokinesis, astral travelling and clairvoyance.

· Sapphire restores balance in the body, aligning the physical, mental and spiritual planes, bringing serenity and peace of mind.

· This is one that I believe is the clue to the popularity of sapphires currently:

It is said to attract gifts of all kinds and fulfilling dreams and desires. Thus, it is referred to as the gem of prosperity.

· According to the color that a sapphire carries, it is said to have healing effects on various parts of the energy body. Not to be undermined is the fact that almost all ancient literature mentions the healing properties of Sapphire.