Crystal Thursday – Sapphire

Good morning everyone. Crystal Thursday has come around again to share some information about Sapphire. The original post was back on December 15 of 2017. This crystal is a type of Corundum that is found in several colors. Blue is the most popular and valuable color but it is also found in pink, green, yellow, clear and red which we know as Rubies. All others are called Sapphire regardless of color.

Except for the Star Sapphire most are transparent to translucent. The Start Sapphire is the result of something called Asterism which is a fancy word that means the crystal is Rutilated. When the Rutile lays down in a particular way it creates either a six or twelve point star. These are sometimes heat treated to dissolve the Rutile and in the process the color of the crystal is intensified.

This is a hard crystal; even more than Quartz. On the Mohs scale of hardness it is a nine which is why it’s excellent for making jewelry. Sapphire resonates with the Third Eye and Crown Chakras.

The Sapphire is one of those crystals with such a long history that it’s difficult to know exactly when it was first discovered or by whom. From what I’ve been able to discover in researching The Etruscans were quite fond of Sapphires during the later part of their empire, around the sixth and seventh century. In the 13th century while Marco Polo was adventuring he took a trip to what is now Sri Lanka and found Sapphires which he talked about at length in his “Book of Wonders”.

Moving forward through history the ancient Greeks wore Sapphire when visiting an oracle. The Buddhists believed they brought enlightenment; Medieval Kings wore Sapphire as a symbol of power and wealth as well as to bring wisdom. During the Renaissance they became the favorite of the wealthy.

Here is the United States a source of gem quality Sapphire was discovered by gold miners near Helena Montana in 1865. A few other sources are in Sri Lanka, India, Myanmar, Afghanistan and Madagascar.

So let’s get to the fun stuff and take a look at some of the metaphysical qualities Sapphire has to offer those who work with it.

  • Helps to increase clarity.
  • Helps to strengthen intuition.
  • Helps to clear negative thoughts.
  • Helps to calm and focus the mind.
  • Believed to attract Divine favor.
  • It is said to improve creativity.
  • It is said to relieve headaches.
  • It is said to help connect with guides.
  • Helps gain wisdom.
  • Helps ease depression.
  • Helps restore balance to the body physically, mentally and spiritually.

I hope you’ve enjoyed this brief look at Sapphire. If the qualities of this stone resonate with you I encourage you to purchase a piece and work with it. Keep in mind I am not a doctor and sharing healing qualities of this stone or any crystal or mineral is in no way giving medical advice. Working with it can help but if you are ill see your medical practitioner of choice.

Until Next Time…
Blessed Be ❤ Sharon

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