Do you have a piece of jewelry that you feel especially connected to? For me, it’s my sapphire “eye” necklace. I wear it daily and we’ve become one with each other over the last couple of years. It started when I fell in love with the way it looks, the combination of blue, yellow, and white sapphires, crafted into a modern “eye” design. I am also a bit superstitious and felt wearing it would protect me from negativity and bring me good luck. I’m always getting complements on the design and the necklace gives me a boost of confidence, so I rarely take it off!
Though sapphires are most often blue in color, they come in many other colors, as well. Did you know that sapphires, like rubies, are made from the mineral corundum? Both gemstones get their colors from imperfections in the stone; in sapphires, color comes from different levels of deposits of titanium and iron. Historically, sapphires have been known to be a stone of wisdom and royalty, of prophecy and Divine favor. To the ancient and medieval world, Sapphire of heavenly blue signified the height of celestial hope and faith, and was believed to bring protection, good fortune and spiritual insight. It was considered a symbol of power and strength, but also of kindness and wise judgment.
Earlier this month, as I embarked on a boat crossing to Catalina, I traveled with my sapphire “eye”. Maybe it was chance or maybe the luck I brought with me wearing this necklace, but we were escorted part-way by an amazing pod of dolphins! Watching these majestic creatures swim powerfully and jump in and out of the water was a spiritual experience like no other I’ve experienced.
But to qualify as jewelry, a talisman also has to be beautiful and this sapphire necklace is both. Recently a new customer purchased a teardrop version of this sapphire eye necklace online for his girlfriend. We got feedback that she fell in love with the necklace and is enchanted by its intricate design. To experience these sapphires for yourself, check out our collection online at www.beksandesigns.com
. They are also at Gallery of Jewels on 24th Street and Fillmore Street in San Francisco. Enjoy!