Sapphires have been extraordinarily consistent in their popularity; coveted for millennia, they are continually prized for their beauty and hardness as well as talismans of wisdom, protection, and heavenly favor. By permanence alone, sapphires and platinum jewelry are an immaculate match!
Derived from the Latin sapphirus then the later Greek sappheiros meaning “blue stone,” sapphires are so synonymous with hues of blue that many are unaware the gemstones occur in every color of the rainbow (fun fact: rubies are technically red sapphires, but their intense pigmentation and rarity granted them a separate classification).
The most desired Kashmir sapphire exhibits a mesmerizing completeness of vibrant color coupled with a magnetic kind of depth; this hypnotic phenomenon is often termed “velvety blue” by sapphire connoisseurs.
Sapphires are almost exclusively the stone of the mind—said to increase concentration, hope and insight, they were preferred by the ecclesiastical and the nobility seeking to lead with power rooted in kindness and honorable judgment.
Also symbolic of faith and justice, sapphire platinum jewelry would make a sincere declaration of love, fidelity, and integrity. Those born in September are truly lucky to celebrate with the distinguished sapphire!
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