Celestial Bodies Talisman - The magnificent and remarkable Sapphire, in all its celestial hues, is a stone of wisdom, royalty, of prophecy & Divine favor. In medieval times Sapphire in azure blues, and cornflower signified celestial power of the stars, and was believed to bring protection, good fortune and personal insight. It was a symbol of power, strength & wise judgment. Sapphire is a variety of Corundum, an aluminum oxide mineral that forms in prismatic tabular, bipyramidal or rhombohedral crystals, as well as granular or massive habits, and may be transparent to opaque. Blue is considered Sapphire’s “true” colour and the one most often recognized, though Sapphire does form in a diversity of colours. Blue Sapphire ranges in hue from pale to deep azure or dark royal blue, to indigo, with the most highly desired color being the velvety cornflower blue, also called Kashmir or bleu de roi. The name Sapphire is derived from the Latin sapphirus, Greek sappheiros, and Sanskrit sanipryam, meaning “blue stone.” - Blue Sapphire honors Juterna, the Roman Goddess of the Brooks and Ponds, and Turan, the Etruscan Goddess of Love and Beauty. A stunning Cornflower Blue Sapphire from Ceylon set in oxidized sterling silver on a 16” 14K rose gold cable chain.
The Celestial Bodies Talisman