Posted on September 23 2020
For centuries, the Sapphire gemstone has been one of the most cherished jewels with many beliefs associated with the stone.
Ancient Hebrew beliefs claimed Moses received the ten commandments written on two Sapphire tablets.
The ancient Persians believed the earth rested upon a giant Sapphire pedestal and that this stone’s reflection gave the sky its blue color. According to their belief, all the Sapphires found on earth are from the pedestal as it broke apart when earth settled into its position.
Hindu Mythology speaks of a divine tree in ancient Vedic scriptures. This tree was called the Kalpavriksha or “wishing tree.” This tree was first known to have lived on earth and was named the Tree of Life. This tree had the fruit of Rubies, the trunk of Diamonds, and the roots of Sapphire. The story is told that man misused the tree by wishing evil thoughts to hurt others. Being very angry by their misdeed, Indra, the King of Highest Heavens, swept the Wishing Tree into heaven.
Today in these eastern cultures, it is believed that the Sapphire is a powerful talisman that can ward off evil. Buddhists believed that it brought spiritual enlightenment, and Hindus used it during worship. In India, a Sapphire necklace is worn as a token of powerful protection. Others believed that the Sapphire gemstone acted as a guide for travelers and seekers, and also aided in astral projection, telepathy, and clairvoyance. Witches and sorcerers also believe that the stone can be used to influence the spirits and commune with the dead. (YIKES!)
In ancient Greece and Rome, kings and queens were convinced that blue Sapphires protected their owners from envy and harm. The Greeks wore the Sapphire for guidance when seeking answers from the oracle.
Early Christian kings cherished Sapphire’s powers of protection by using it in ecclesiastical rings. During the Middle Ages, the clergy wore blue Sapphires to symbolize Heaven, and ordinary folks thought the gem attracted heavenly blessings. In other times and places, people instilled Sapphires with the power to guard chastity, make peace between enemies, influence spirits, and reveal the secrets of oracles.
The Sapphire gemstone has long been associated with sincerity and faithfulness. As a gift, the jewel is given as a promise of honesty, loyalty, purity, and trust between two people. Today, the Sapphire is considered one of the most popular engagement stones.
The top-quality blue Sapphire remains one of the rarest gemstones equal to Diamonds.
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