India, Sri Lanka
Sapphire helps to align the physical, mental and spiritual planes to restore balance within the body. It brings clarity of mind and dissipates negative and depressive thoughts. Placed on the throat, it releases frustration and facilitates self-expression. Sapphire brings prosperity and good energies to its owners.
Sapphire calms overactive body systems and regulates the glands. It heals the eyes, removing impurities. It treats blood disorders and alleviates excessive bleeding. Sapphire also strengthens the veins and their elasticity.
The name Sapphire is believed to be derived from its association with the planet Saturn. It means ‘Beloved of Saturn’ in Sanskrit. In Vedic astrology, the Saturn cycle can be a defining period in a person’s life. Wearing a suitable Blue Sapphire can help relief its effects.
The Ancient Greeks believed that Sapphire cured eye diseases.
Revered by royalty since ancient times, it was worn by kings, queens and nobility as a powerful defence from harm, envy and even poison.