Sapphires have a long history of reverence as a sacred stone with powerful qualities. A gem whose significance dates back to the 2nd century AD, when kings reportedly used to wear them as amulets against harm. The ancient Greeks associated Sapphires with Apollo; the ancient Persians believed they were chipped from the mythical pedestal that held up the earth; they compose the roots of a wish-granting tree in Hindu mythology; the Ancient Egyptians believed the sapphire stone possessed healing qualities and would often use them to treat eye injuries. Sapphire is the birthstone of September, linked to the astrological sign of Taurus.
When worn, Sapphires are believed to bestow insight, good judgment, freedom of communication, wisdom, good fortune, and protection on the wearer. Prior to the 20th century, Sapphires were coveted as the most popular stone for engagement rings.
We love the deep beauty of this stone, featured in one of Arn's beautiful Mokume Gane rings.