Sapphire is the birthstone for September and the gem of the 5th and 45th anniversaries. Sapphire’s association with royalty dates back to around the 2nd Century AD. It's was said that kings wore blue sapphires around their neck to protect them from harm. The Ancient Greeks associated blue sapphire with the god Apollo.
Sapphires have historically been associated with healing. They were believed to act as an antidote to poisons and the Ancient Egyptians used them heal eye ailments. Blue sapphire was believed, by many ancient civilizations, to have the power to cure poison, improve eyesight, and heal the body.
Blue sapphire is prominent in mythology. Blue was a pure, heavenly colour; in many Eastern cultures sapphires were believed to ward off evil. An ancient Persian legend says that the earth rests upon a giant sapphire, and that the sky is a reflection of its colour.
Our Solitaire Earrings showcase the blue sapphire shining vividly, enveloped by gold.
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