Description : The word 'Sapphire' is taken from 'Sapphirus', which means Latin for blue. Sapphire word indicates the true blue gemtone. It is one of the most popular and precious gems. It is a hardiest gemstone. Some variety of this gem is called color changed sapphires; colorchange sapphires are very rare variety to found. It is heat treated.
Raw > Chemically Sapphire is aluminum oxide. It belongs to corundum group. Sri Lanka is largest producer of sapphire. Iron, titanium, or chromium can give corundum blue, yellow, pink, purple, orange, or greenish color. Sapphire associated with Topaz, zircon, garnet, ruby, spinal and tourmaline.
Zodiac Sign : Libra and Taurus.
Birthstone : September
Sapphire has great healing and spiritual power. It has own importance in increase wisdom, prosperity, strength, glory, life-span. Loyalty, high spirit, wise, decision taking strength, sincerity, humbleness, truth.
It is powerful for memory, intelligence, goodness, charity sprit, Optimism. This is also known as protective and grounding stone.
It increase Morality , power.
Synthetic, Black sapphire, Blue sapphire, Fancy color sapphire, Padparadscha, Star sapphire, Color change sapphire are the varieties of sapphire .It has rich shades due to iron and titanium impurities. Rich blue color is most valuable variety.