Any variety of the mineral Corundum other than Ruby, especially the hard transparent blue variety.
Sapphire is a stone of creative expression, intuition, and meditation, and enhances all those things.
Sapphire is beneficial for mental clarity and depression.
Sapphire is good for lowering fevers and inflammation, hearing problems, cancer, and burns.
Sapphire is associated with the brow chakra.
Sapphire in Renaissance lapidaries was said to cure anger and stupidity.
Sapphire in Sanskrit=Sacred to Saturn.
Middle English saphir, from Old French safir, from Latin sapphrus, from Greek sappheiros, of Semitic origin; akin to Hebrew sappîr, a precious stone.
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