The birthstone for the month of September is sapphire stone . The name sapphire is derived from the Latin word “saphirus” and the Greek word “sapheiros,” both meaning blue. Commonly believe that the name sapphire is derived from its association with the planet Saturn.
Sapphire Stone in Hindi is Neelam (नीलम)
Sapphire Stone in Tamil is Capaiyar (சபையர்)
Crystal Sapphire Stone in Malayalam is Nīlakkallinṟe (നീലക്കല്ലിന്റെ)
Sapphire Stone in Telugu is Nīlamaṇi (నీలమణి)
Sapphires have been prized as great gemstones since 800BC. A great poet once described the sapphire as “the blue of a clear sky just minutes after sundown.” Blue sapphires were a holy stone to the catholic church and to Ancient Persians, also Hindus. Blue color sapphire represents the heavens.
Sapphire Stone Colors and variety’s
Sapphire gemstone comes in violet, dark gray, orange, yellow, pink, green and black, which tends to be relatively inexpensive. These different colored sapphires are referred to as “fancy sapphires” and are often less expensive than the blue Sapphire gemstone.
The sapphire is a corundum, an aluminum oxide with a trigonal crystal structure, in the same family of ruby. The only difference between a ruby and a sapphire is simply the color. A red corundum is a ruby. Other colored stones are called sapphires, which come in many colors, the most well known being blue.
Rubies and sapphires are just under the level of diamonds because of their hardness. Diamonds are listed as a ten in terms of hardness, sapphires as a nine. The attribute of hardness of the sapphire makes it a perfect choice for jewelry that needs to stand up to everyday wear, such as in rings or bracelets.
Origin of Sapphire Gemstone
Astrology Benefits of Sapphire Stone
Black Sapphire Stone
The wisdom of confidence in one’s own intuition. It is protective and grounding, relieves anxiety and sorrow, and maintaining employment.
Green Sapphire Stone
Produces fidelity and integrity. It encourages compassion for others, stimulates vision, and improves dream recall.
Orange or Padparadsha Sapphire Stone
The love from the heart to the world. It unites one’s creativity, sensuality and spirituality, and is a talisman of artists, writers and singers.
Pink Sapphire Stone
It stimulates emotions and encourages love, forgiveness, and release of the past. It honors acceptance and strength of heart.
Violet Sapphire Stone
Mainly used for spiritual awakening. It stimulates meditation, opens the Crown Chakra and allows the kundalini to rise unimpeded. It initiates oneness and peace.
White Sapphire Stone
Wisdom and strength of spirit, providing the inner resolve needed in overcoming difficult obstacles to one’s spiritual path. It brings clarity to the mind, and communication with higher guidance.
Yellow Sapphire Stone
It not only assists in bringing financial abundance, but stimulates the inner will through the solar plexus to creatively focus and manifest one’s goals and ambitions.
Blue Sapphire Stone
- It can bless with wealth, good luck, opportunity, and promotion etc.
- Neelam Stone is a highly protective gemstone. It helps in protection from enemies, evil eye, hexing, jealousy etc.
- Blue Sapphire blesses with mental clarity, clears confusion and blesses the individual with the correct decision making abilities.
- It improves digestion, takes away lethargy and helps improve focus and concentration.
- Blue Sapphire crystal has a direct impact on wealth levels. It gives a positive boost in finances. It can bless with multiple sources of income if the individual is so inclined and works towards it.
Sapphire Stone Jewellery Care
Because of their hardness, sapphires can be cleaned in any way. Warm, soapy water is best, though you might also try ultrasonic cleaners and steamers. Most valuable stones, avoid doing heavy work or coming into contact with chemicals while wearing your stone, as they can damage your settings.