Essential Stones: Sapphire
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Essential Stones: Sapphire

April 2, 2017

Sapphires have been prized since antiquity. In fact, some of the very first gems ever to be cut and polished were sapphires. According to Eastern tradition, the sapphire is thought to connect the mind and the body by stimulating the pituitary gland (which helps produce melatonin), thereby relaxing the body. Sapphire is essential for clearing, connecting to the spirit, and devotion.



Color:

Cornflower blue

Found In:

Australia, Malawi, Madagascar, Sri Lanka, and the United States

Mind/body benefits:

Promotes learning and wisdom as well as mental acuity

Healing properties:

Known to aid hormonal glands (pituitary and hypothalamus) and digestive organs

Corresponding chakras:

Throat, Third Eye, Solar Plexus, and Heart

History and legend:

To the ancient and medieval world, the gem’s heavenly blue signified the height of celestial hope and faith. Sapphires were thought to protect their wearers from evil. In the Middle Ages, Europeans believed that sapphires cured eye diseases and preserved chastity. Deep blue sapphires, long associated with royalty, were often worn by medieval kings who believed that the gemstones would protect them from their enemies. Up until the late seventeenth century, sapphires were reserved for royalty, nobility, and high-ranking clergy in England—anyone else caught wearing them would be punished. The stones have since become symbolic of nobility, divinity, and faithfulness. Sapphires are believed to significantly improve your problem-solving ability by inspiring clarity of vision and thought.

Adapted from Elemental Energy:

Crystal and Gemstone Rituals for a Beautiful Life by Själ Skincare founder Kristin Petrovich.



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