We had a great summer here at Spirit Lake Silver and Gold, it was nice to see all the familiar faces that come to visit the lakes area every year. However with summer coming to an end this past labor day weekend that means we are starting to get ready for fall….and yes even Christmas. With that it is time to write our monthly blog! This month we are celebrate sapphires!
Here are some facts you may not have known about the Sapphires Symbol loyalty, faithfulness and trust. Sapphires have been admired for their beauty and healing powers for thousands of years.
Derived from the Greek sappheiros, "blue stone." At the time probably referred to lapis lazuli instead. Ancient Persians believed the earth was mounted on a great sapphire whose color was reflected in the sky. In the middle ages, clergy would wear sapphires in rings to represent their connection to heaven. This tradition has helped make the sapphire a popular choice for engagement rings. One of the most famous examples being the ring Prince Charles presented to Lady Diana. Just like this one!
While they are known for their true blue hue, this gemstone also dazzles in shades of pink, yellow, green and orange. Sapphires actually come in every color of the rainbow except red.
Sapphires is believed to protect us from evil and sickness. Sapphires also bring serenity and peace of mind, and stimulates concentration.
Sapphires, as well as rubies, are made of the mineral corundum. The second hardest gemstone after the diamond (9 on the Mohs scale), making it extremely durable and long-lasting.