This precious gemstone comes in a variety of colours, but is mostly associated with beautiful blue hues. A sapphire of any other colour, pink, white or yellow, is generally referred to as a ‘fancy sapphire’. Mystical colour-changing sapphires also exist, known as ‘phenomenon’ stones.

In ancient religious writing sapphires symbolize purity, wisdom, loyalty and faith. They are said to protect the wearer from evil, stress and harm.

  • Symbolism and meaning: Truth, honesty, purity and heavenly grace.
  • Zodiac sign: Virgo
  • Birthstone:  September
  • Mined in: America, Cambodia, Burma, Sri Lanka, Kenya, Australia, Tanzania, Nigeria, China, Kashmir, Thailand.
  • Derives from: Greek word, sappheiros.