The sapphire has, for centuries, been seen as a symbol of the heavens, a guardian of innocence, a bestower of truth, a promoter of good health, and a preserver of chastity. It is believed to brings gifts of fulfillment, joy, prosperity, inner peace and beauty. Some wore it to ward off illness or as protection while traveling.
The word sapphire has Greek and Latin roots both meaning blue. It has had significant importance throughout history in many different religious contexts, viewed as one of the most precious gems. Rulers of ancient Persia in 800 B.C. believed the sky got its color from reflecting sapphire stones. The Greeks wore a sapphire at Delphi when seeking wisdom from the Oracle at Apollo’s shrine and later in the 12th century, kings wore them to ward off negative thoughts and as a form of protection.
Sapphires represent royalty, wisdom and protection from harm and evil. They are said to eliminate nerves, providing you with a clear mind to make important decisions.
But the most important attribute of the sapphire was said to be the protection against sorcery- it was thought to banish evil spirits and send negative spells back to the sender. Sapphires were once used to guarded off poisonous creatures and kill snakes hiding nearby. They also provided advanced warning against hidden dangers. 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. They will help you connect to the universe, that is, they can open your internal and spiritual self to the powers of the universe.
They are also thought to increase communication with, connection to, and awareness of spirit guides, or angels. They activate and manifest one’s life purpose and focus and karmic agreements for soul growth. Psychologically, the sapphire helps maintain inner peace and are good for one’s mental state. They calm nerves and promote mental clarity, helping with focus and concentration. They have also been used as remedies for mental and nervous disorders.