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Blue sapphire oval cut

Sapphires occur in many different colors but the most famous and valuable of sapphires is a rich intense blue. The others colors will be referred to as «fancy colors».

Sapphire has been treasured for thousands of years. The ancient Persians believed that the earth rested on a giant sapphire and its reflection colored the sky.

Sapphire has long symbolized truth, sincerity, and faithfulness.
The Tradition holds that Moses was given the ten commandments on tablets of sapphire, making it the most sacred gemstone. Because sapphires represent divine favor, they were the gemstone of choice for kings and high priests.
The British Crown Jewels are full of large blue sapphires, and even more recently Prince Charles chose a sapphire engagement ring for Princess Diana.

Sapphire was thought to have strong medical powers. At one time it was credited to remove all impurities and foreign matter from the eye.
The ancients regarded star sapphires as a very powerful talisman, a guiding star for travelers and seekers of all kinds.

Sapphire is the birthstone for September, but ancient lists also name sapphire as a birthstone for April and the gemstone for the sign of Taurus.


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