Did you know Sapphire blue is a trending color for fall fashion AND it’s also the birthstone for September! We take a look at the history and symbolism of the color- and how to get the sparkly, rich, deep blues without breaking the bank!
Symbolism: Sapphire is, historically, a stone of wisdom and royalty. To the ancient and medieval world, Sapphire’s heavenly blue signified the height of celestial hope and faith, and was believed to bring protection, good fortune and spiritual insight. It was a symbol of power and strength, but also brings out our humanity, discretion, and honor, and encourage us to act more charitably and focus our efforts on service to others.
Lore: Called the jewel of the sun god Apollo by the Greeks, Sapphire was worn when consulting the oracle at Delphi to give the questioner wisdom to understand the answer given. To the Hebrews, Sapphire was a stone of prophecy, wisdom, and Divine Glory. King Solomon’s magical ring was thought to have been a Blue Sapphire, the symbol of wisdom. His ring, known as the “Seal of Solomon,” was reported to give him the power to command demons and spirits, and to speak to animals. It was said he used the magic of Sapphires to seduce the Queen of Sheba. Abraham was said to have worn a magnificent Sapphire around his neck, and when he died it rose to the sun. Buddhists believed Sapphire was calming and facilitated prayer, meditation, and spiritual enlightenment.
Here are 2 ways to get the look of Sapphire without getting the blues when you look at your credit card statement!
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