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The name sapphire is derived from the Latin word ““saphirus” and the Greek word “sapheiros,” both meaning blue. In Sanskrit it is known as NEELMANI and NEELAM in hindi. Blue sapphire is associated with the planet Saturn. Saturday is the day to dress in blue and wear blue sapphire.
In the middle ages, people believed wearing a sapphire suppressed negative thoughts. The color blue and the blue stone indicated wisdom, and generous thinking.
As a tool for self improvement, sapphires are a wonderful way to keep your life in check. They are said to have a powerful and transformative gemstone energy that may work quickly and drastically.
Because sapphires are available in so many colors, they are the most important and versatile of all the gemstones. the most well known being blue. Sapphires are said to be prized just under the level of diamonds because of their hardness. Diamonds are listed as a ten in terms of hardness, sapphires as a nine.
Blue sapphires come from Burma and Kashmir, where the blue tone is the most pure to the true spectral blue, and the stones tend to have a unique velvety luster. Sapphires from Sri Lanka are a less deep shade, almost a pastel blue but are excellent in lustur.Sri Lanka is the world’s largest producer of sapphires . Many sapphires also come from Australia, which are dark blue but with a slightly green undertone, as those from Thailand. These tend to be less expensive than those from Burma, Kashmir and Sri Lanka.
Because of their hardness, Sapphires can be cleaned in almost any way. Warm, soapy water is best. If you have a fracture in your sapphire or own a star sapphire, do not use mechanical cleaning methods as a sapphire can shatter with one single blow, if hit sharply. As with most valuable stones, avoid doing heavy work or coming into contact with chemicals while wearing your stone, as they can damage your settings