Properties of Sapphire Gemstones

By | November 3, 2017

General information About Sapphires:

Sapphire gemstone is a variety of the mineral corundum. Sapphire is the second hardest crystal that Mother Earth has given us.

Sapphires can be found in a rainbow of colors.  It is typically blue in color, but natural “fancy” sapphires also come in yellow, purple, orange, and green colors. The blue color is due to the presence of trace elements iron and Titanium.

Besides the amazing selection of colors, sapphires are highly durable with a hardness of 9 on the Mohs scale of hardness.

Legend tells us that medieval kings wore the sapphire stone not only to protect themselves from harm but also to prevent jealousy among their court.

The beauty of the Sapphires gemstones and enduring strength historically made this stone quite popular as a talisman among royalty

Sapphires can be identified on the basis of the origin of their common quality characteristics. Like, Sapphires from Burma, Kashmir, and Ceylon often show better color while sapphires from Thailand, Cambodia, and Australia tend to be in grayish/greenish to darker tones. Madagascar is another deposit of nice blue sapphires.

Here, are some important properties of sapphires, which will be discussed one by one:

Scientific Properties of Sapphires:

Sapphire is corundum. All corundum that is not of red color is known as “Sapphires”. The red color corundum is called Ruby.

Corundum is an aluminum oxide crystal that became included with a variety of minerals to produce a rainbow of colors.

The blue color of sapphires comes from the Titanium and Iron. Iron alone produces yellows hue, the combination of Titanium and Iron c result in greens, while all three elements unbelievably create a purple crystal. A rare and popular Padparadscha Sapphire gets is pinkish-orange hues from a mixture of Chromium and Iron.

Metaphysical properties of Sapphires:

Yellow sapphire gemstone

Sapphire was used as protection from the evil eyes. Sapphires can help one work to achieve material dreams and desires, as well as sustain wealth once it is acquired.

It will help one to concentrate and to clear a mental path by dissolving the confusion so that the journey may begin.

Sapphires help to promote fair play and loyalty among partners and employees, as well as bring the right and correct conclusions.

The yellow sapphire is wonderful and gentle for working through lingering wounds of childhood abuse, providing a protective golden shield during the healing process and allowing for safe expression of the words required to release the pain.

Healing Properties of Sapphires:

Sapphire gemstone is the most effective healing stone for the nervous system. Sapphires act as a boon for strengthening the walls of the blood vessels improves their elasticity and assist in the flow of blood. Sapphires are used to get rid of unwanted thoughts giving peace to the mind and joyful feelings. Sapphires help in healing the stress and impurities giving a clearer vision.

Magical Properties of Sapphires:

The Greeks identified the sapphire with Apollo. The sapphires help to get a better understanding as well as in articulating those messages in a way that will be the most beneficial for the receivers. Healers can use a green or yellow Sapphire gemstone, directing and focusing the incoming energy to achieve the best results for the patient.

Sapphire should be discharged and at the same time recharged in sea salt. If it is possible sapphires should be avoided by exposure to the sunlight.

Zodiac Properties of Sapphires:

Blue sapphire

The Sapphire is the birthstone for the month of September.

Sapphire is the Zodiac Stones for Pisces, Taurus, Gemini, and Libra.

Blue sapphire gemstone relates to Pisces

Light-blue relates to Taurus,

Yellow Sapphire relates to Gemini

Star sapphire relates to Libra.

Sapphire is the Modern & Traditional Birthstone for the month of September and it is the Ayurvedic Birthstone for the month of August. It is the mystical birthstone for the month of May.

Sapphire is termed as the Anniversary stone for the 5th, 45th, 65th and 70th anniversaries of the married couples.

Chakra Properties of Sapphires:

Emerald gemstone

Sapphire acts as the most effective gemstone on the forehead to work with the 6th, Third Eye/Brow Chakra to expand psychic awareness

Blue sapphires, purple sapphires, and white Sapphires all are excellent for activating the 7th, Crown Chakra and clearing a path for the Kundalini to move freely through all your chakras.

Here, we will discuss one by one:

White Sapphire:

It activates the 7th, Crown Chakra and taps the hidden potential and helps in guiding you to your life’s work, makes an excellent personal power stone.

Blue Sapphire:

It is a wonderful stone and it opens the 6th, Third Eye/Brow Chakra. It helps in translating the meaning of the messages which have been received. It also helps the 5th, Throat Chakra to communicate the information with the others.

Lotus (Padparadscha):

It opens the 3rd chakra named as Solar Plexus Chakras. It helps in aids healers, associated with Grandfather Sun.

Yellow Sapphire:

It opens the 2nd, Sacral Chakra.  It is also another healer’s crystal. It is very beneficial for healing childhood trauma and assisting children through difficult illnesses. It works well in abundance medicine working with the 2nd Chakra.

Green Sapphire

(Emerald stone): This will activate and balance the 4th, Heart Chakra. These crystals have strong restorative energies. It is also very beneficial as prosperity energies.

Purple Sapphire:

It helps in clearing the path so that messages can understand properly. The messages are received with greater clarity, raising spiritual awareness and stimulating the Kundalini through meditation.

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