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Sapphires An Amazing Gemstone!

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.  As we all know “blue” is also a trending color this season!!!  We thought you might be interested in learning some interesting facts about how sparkling sapphires can enhance the way 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 region!! To the ancient and medieval world, Sapphires of heavenly blue signified the height of celestial hope and faith, and was believed to bring protection, good fortune and spiritual insight. They are a symbol of power and strength, but also one 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, while Hindus considered Sapphire as one of the “great gems” used in offerings in the temples for worship and to align astrological influences. (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 birthstones 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 is 40% Off ALL Rings and this includes our Sapphire Gemstone ring!  We also offer beautiful sapphire necklaces and earrings!  Our Sapphire Collection can be seen at Gallery of Jewels on Fillmore 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 the stone will make everyone feel good so enjoy the experience!  It could also be the perfect gift for that special someone!!  For holiday gifts from our website, we will be mailing out items through December 19th.   Happy Holidays!

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