Sapphire Crystal Mezuzah_Mystical Arts by Ruby

Sapphire History

Sapphire, the natal stone for September, has an interesting current and ancient history. Learn about it’s history and perhaps you will want to own one for yourself. 

In Revelations, they were named as one of the foundation stones of the New Jerusalem. The author, Damigeron, wrote in 200 AD ” Sapphire has been blessed with great honour by the gods, Kings wear it round their necks because it’s the most powerful protective stone.” The Buddhists believe it brings Spiritual Enlightenment” . It’s used in worship for the Hindus. During the Middle Ages, it was believed the celestial blue stone symbolized “heaven attracting wise judgment and divine favor”.

The Logan Sapphire, a more current stone,  is named after Polly Logan.  She received it as a gift in the 1950’s and donated it to the Smithsonian Institution in 1960. The 423 carat Logan Sapphire from Sri Lanka is a cushion cut stone, the second largest stone possessing a deep rich blue color. It weighs 422.99 carats. Today it’s set in a brooch surrounded by 20 brilliant cut diamonds, weighing 16 carats. It is displayed at the National Museum of Natural History in Washington DC. 

In August 2015, the Star of Adam sapphire was discovered in Ratnapura, Southern Sri Lanka . It is an oval shaped blue gemstone and is the largest in the world, weighing 1404.49 carats. The current owner named it because he believed, as Muslims believe, that Adam arrived in Sri Lanka after leaving the garden of Eden to live on Adam’s Peak.  That is definitely blending ancient and current history! The gemstone is valued at over 300 million.

It became a symbol of love in 1981, when Prince Charles gave Lady Diana a 12 carat oval blue sapphire engagement ring. In 2010, Prince William gave the ring to Catherine Middleton when he proposed.

Large deposits of the stone were found in Madagascar in the 1990’s. It is now the leading country in the world for sapphire production. Today they are also found in Australia, Africa, Brazil,China, Myanmar, North America, Thailand, Vietnam, Sri Lanka. Their origin can determine their carat size, colour, clarity, cut and value.

Sapphire is known to symbolize faith, friendship, loyalty, nobility and wisdom. It gets its name from the ancient Greek word “Sappherros”, meaning “blue stone”. The Greeks wore them for guidance from the Oracle, a person providing wise and insightful counsel inspired by the gods.

To care for your sapphire, it should be discharged and recharged in sea salt; avoid exposure to sunlight.

The Sapphire is attuned to Archangels Michael and Raziel.  It brings the wearer calmness, serenity, and strengthens willpower, awakening your intuitive abilities.

The Sapphire Crystal Mezuzah pictured is a decorative mezuzah for your home.  This historical symbol is adorned with sapphire blue “crystals”. It is 4″long 3/4″wide with a scroll and comes in a blue gift box.

Happy Birthday to all of my September Babies: Myra Mara, Chip, J’ai, Leigh, Kaylee, Ingrid, Doris, Nicole, and Max.