There’s more to sapphires than their undeniable beauty. Found deep within the earth, they carry a certain force that few matters in the world possess. In ancient and modern times, sapphires have been admired for not only decorative purposes but also for their healing properties.
Known as the “wisdom stone,” people believe sapphires release unwanted thoughts, mental constraints and overall confusion. They stimulate concentration and reduce stress. Since the beginning of time, they’ve been used to restore balance in the body, align physical, mental and spiritual health and bring peace of mind. In the 17th century, people believed that wearing sapphires could help you see the future.
For centuries, sapphires have been associated with royalty. Not only did they attract wealth, but they were also used for protection. In Ancient Greece and Rome, kings and queens used sapphire jewelry to guard themselves against envy and harm. During the Middle Ages, sapphires were worn by royalty to ward off evil. Even Priests used sapphire as a symbol of purity.
On the Mohs scale of hardness, Sapphires ranks 9 out of 10. The diamond is the only natural material that can scratch a sapphire. Because of this, they’re not only valuable in jewelry but also in industrial applications such as scientific instruments, watches, windows and electronics. However, when it comes to jewelry, they’re a perfect stone for everyday wear.
Although Sapphires are a tough stone, it’s important to learn how to clean and care for them. Plus, it’s very simple. Use warm, soapy water and a soft cloth to remove dirt. Then, rinse and dry completely before storing. Since they are one of the hardest gems, it’s important to wrap them in a cloth and store away from your other pieces. Along with all gemstones, remove your sapphire jewelry before using cleaning products with harsh chemicals.
At Morton & Rudolph, we have a beautiful selection of sapphire jewelry. From engagement rings to bracelets, find show-stopping pieces that embody more than unimaginable beauty. Stop by our store today to see the magic for yourself. There’s nothing we love more than sharing our collection of fine jewelry.