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The divine blue color of sapphire is the reason for it being called as the gemstone of the heaven. According to an ancient belief of the biblical times, the earth was embedded in an enormous solitaire Sapphire. These dazzling stones come in all almost all colors like yellow, orange, pink and purple, although the most fancied and popular color of sapphire is blue. It comes in all celestial hues of blue ranging from the seductive midnight blue to the enigmatic ocean blue. The blue color sapphire is the birthstone for the month of September.

The name Sapphire is derived from the Greek word "Sappheiros" and the Latin word "Sapphirus". In ancient times, Sapphires were believed to possess mystical powers - ancient priests used these gems to help them decipher Oracles, ancient kings wore sapphire to protect them from wicked thoughts and charm divine favor, the Greeks sanctified this gemstone and because of its divine blue color associated sapphire to their Sky God – Zeus, in the early ages sapphire pendant was worn to keep the heart healthy. The gem was regarded as a symbol of truth, candor and endurance. It was believed that if a disloyal lover or spouse wore a sapphire ring, the brilliance of Sapphire would dim.

Sapphire is the second hardest mineral found on earth, only next to diamond, which is the hardest mineral known to mankind. Diamond weighs 10 on Mohs scale of hardness and sapphire weighs 9. It is because of this hardness that sapphires are associated with longevity and endurance. The chemical composition of a sapphire is similar to that of ruby, and therefore the red sapphire is actually a ruby.

The gemstone sapphire has been a symbol of truth, loyalty, wisdom and holiness. Sapphire gemstone has higher clarity values as compared to Emerald and Ruby. The colored gemstones, especially sapphires look good in almost all cuts and shapes. The mystical allure of a sapphire makes it look comely with all metals like yellow gold, white gold and platinum. A sapphire set in white gold or platinum gives a blissful delight to the aesthetic senses.

Not only those who are born in the month of September can enjoy wearing sapphire jewelry but also the others who like blue color can enjoy wearing sapphire jewelry. Women across the world find sapphire jewelry as a fashion ecstasy. They love to receive sapphire ring or sapphire band as the engagement ring or wedding ring. Sapphire is the symbol of chaste love and longevity, thus the sapphire ring reassures her of the man’s sincere commitment. Sapphire rings are very popular also because of the sheer glamour and elegance. A sapphire ring in white gold or platinum makes an exquisite accord.

Sapphire pendant or a sapphire necklace seems to bring sensual splendor to a women’s face. Solitaire sapphire pendants are noble as well as the symbol of intensity. The sapphire pendant or sapphire necklace, when worn with sapphire earrings, completes the amalgam of artistic sensibilities.