The blue of deep sapphire sky
They were worn by kings and queens for good luck, set in rings for bishops and cardinals.
Their blue color symbolizes heaven and in ancient Persia they believed the sky was painted blue by the reflection of these gemstones.
Sapphires are members of corundum mineral, which is an aluminum oxide, and can be either blue or another color such as green, orange, yellow or colorless. Blue sapphires are the most valuable members of this family. Not without reasond the name of the stone derived from the Latin word “saphirus” and the Greek word “sapheiros”, both meaning blue. This color comes from the mineral titanium that is within the crystal.
Sapphire is a birthstone of September decided by the American National Retail Jewelers’ Association in 1912. So today my virtual potpourri I dedicate to this amazing stone.