Sapphires have always been the favorite stones of kings and clergymen, as they believed that blue, the color of the sky and of paradise, symbolized wisdom, honesty and purity. In ancient Persia, it was believed that the Earth rested on a huge sapphire, which gave the sky its blue color.
- The sapphire is a corundum, as is the ruby, and it too has a high hardness index. In addition to shades of blue, which are the most common, the sapphire can be found in a wide range of colors. The most common are yellow, pink and orange.
- Care and cleaning
- Sapphires can be cleaned in lukewarm soap water. Harsh cleaners and abrasive rubbing must be avoided.
Sapphires are the lucky stones of those born in September and they are the ideal gift for the 15th and 40th wedding anniversaries.