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Sapphires: Discover The Magic Behind the Gemstone!

Posted on 13 December 2013

At Beksan Designs, we LOVE sapphires!  Although blue is the most popular sapphire color, we are equally impressed with the sparkle of white and yellow sapphires.  We have been fortunate to have some amazing clients purchase our white and blue sapphire gemstone rings and thought you might be interested in learning some interesting facts and how wearing sapphires can enhance how you look and feel! Sapphires, in their many shades of blue, clear, and yellow, have been known to be a stone of wisdom and royalty, of prophecy and Divine favor. It is forever associated with sacred things and considered the gem of gems, a jewel steeped in the history and lore of nearly every religion and region!! 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 a symbol of power and strength, but also of kindness and wise judgment. Each region of the world had some history with this gemstone. The Greeks wore it for wisdom at Delphi when seeking answers from the Oracle at Apollo’s Shrine. Buddhists believed it brought devotion and spiritual enlightenment, and the Hindus considered Sapphire as one of the “great gems” used in offerings in the temples for worship and to align astrological influences. In Christianity it was used in ecclesiastical rings, and was cherished by kings and nobility for its powers of protection and insight. [Kunz, 104, 241][Mella, 103][Eason, 247][ Fernie, 96, 102-103]”  (adapted from http://www.crystalvaults.com/crystal-encyclopedia/sapphire) Sapphire is the official birthstone for the month of September as adopted by the American National Association of Jewelers in 1912. It is also one of the birth stones for the Zodiac signs of Pisces, Taurus, Virgo and Sagittarius. Sapphire’s are also used as engagement rings and are given as a gem for the 5th, 23rd and 45th wedding anniversaries. This month our Promotion has been 40% Off our Gemstone Rings and 30% Off our Antika Collection.  And if you still need holiday gifts, we will be mailing out items through December 19th.  We also offer beautiful sapphire necklaces, earrings and rings!  Our Sapphire Collection can be seen at Gallery of Jewels on 24th Street in San Francisco, on the Gallery of Jewels website and of course online at www.beksandesigns.com.  Whether a ring, bracelet, earring or necklace the beauty of this stone can inspire you to look good and feel better!  Enjoy the experience!  It may also be the perfect gift for that special someoneJ!!

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