45th and 65th
Sri Lanka, Madagascar, Australia, Thailand, Myanmar, India, Mozambique, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Tanzania, USA
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Creative expression,Intuition, Meditation, Luck, Wisdom, Optimism,Friendliness, Generosity, Love, Loyalty, Independence, Centring, Balance, Self-appreciation, Spiritual development, Intellect, Study, Knowledge, Memory
A sign of truth, royalty and sincerity
Known as the "wisdom stone", each colour of Sapphire brings its own particular wisdom. It releases mental tension, depression, unwanted thoughts and spiritual confusion. Sapphire restores balance within the body, aligning the physical, mental and spiritual planes, bringing serenity and peace of mind. It stimulates concentration, brings lightness, and joy. Sapphire is also known as a "stone of prosperity", attracting gifts of all kinds and fulfilling dreams and desires.
The Ancient Greeks associated sapphire with the god Apollo. At the famous oracle at Delphi, sapphires were often worn due to the belief that sapphires are connected to the spirit world. Later on, sapphires were popular with necromancers and witches due to their supposed ability to tap into the 'third eye’.
Shah Jahan, whose name means “King of the World” in Persian, is most widely known for building the Taj Mahal for his wife, Mumtaz Mahal. However, this wasn’t the only thing of beauty this emperor created. In fact he commissioned the famous Peacock Throne out of sapphires, which was later would be described and written about by Jean-Baptiste Tavernier during his travels in the year 1676.
Tavernier described the throne as everything the legend claimed it was. It took over seven years to create and received its infamous name due to the peacocks which stood behind it. Their tails were encrusted with many jewels but the most famous of all was the illuminating sapphire.
It is said that the tablets which contained the Ten Commandments were designed by sapphires. They were so strong that even when a hammer swung to them, the hammer would smash into pieces.
Sapphires were said to be named after the Greek word of “Sapphirus” which means blue. The bold, vibrant blue hue of the sapphire. Because of the blue appearance of the sky, many ancient greeks believed that the sky was a reflection of the giant sapphire in which the world was placed upon.