Sapphires possess a glittering beauty. The mere sight of them invokes the idea they have mysterious powers. It’s one reason why Sapphires have been highly appreciated ever since ancient times.
We’re going to focus on the properties of Sapphire. Then, we’re going to delve into the meaning of these gorgeous gemstones. The spiritual and metaphysical properties of Sapphire make the gemstone not just gorgeous, but also powerful due to its healing properties.
Sapphire is an expensive gemstone. We’re going to discuss some other crystals that work well with a Sapphire. But these gemstones can also act as alternatives, in case a Sapphire isn’t easily accessible to you but you’d still like to enjoy the benefits of Sapphire.
In this guide, we’ll cover:
Properties Of Sapphire
Natural Sapphire represents a mineral variety of Corundum that consists of Aluminum Oxide and other mineral inclusions. Sapphire has a trigonal crystal structure and presents a vitreous luster. It scores a 9 on the Mohs scale of hardness.
In a sense, Sapphires are the blue siblings of Rubies. That’s because Sapphire is the blue gemstone variety of Corundum while Ruby is the red Corundum variety. As siblings of the Corundum family, Sapphire and Ruby tend to be found in the same locations, but they have different geological formations.
Sapphires are mined in many areas of the world. They are usually found in deposits that include Rubies as well, even though they are formed in different ways.
The Sapphires from different areas have different compositions. A Kashmir or Sri Lanka Sapphire is different from a Montana Sapphire. Also called Yogo Sapphire, the Montana Sapphire is a gemstone from the USA that George Frederick Kunz wrote a paper on in 1897. Kunz, after whom Kunzite got its name, was a great mineralogist and mineral collector. He contributed to the Tiffany collection, for instance.
Sapphires can be divided into three main categories, based on the natural history of the area: classic metamorphic, non-classic metamorphic or magmatic, and classic magmatic. The classic metamorphic Sapphires that haven’t been heat-treated have more commercial appeal. Sri Lanka is one of the largest producers of Sapphires.
Even though we tend to associate Sapphire with the image of a blue stone, Sapphires can cover a wider variety of colors.
The most popular type of Sapphire is the pure blue variety. But there are Sapphires in different shades of blue. The Ceylon Sapphire is also known as Cornflower Blue Sapphire. The Cornflower Blue Sapphires can also be found in the Kashmir region. They have a vivid blue and very saturated hue. The engagement ring of Lady Diana had a Ceylon Sapphire, for instance.
Blue Sapphires come in more shades of blue than you might imagine. The dark blue Sapphire tends to come from Thailand and Madagascar. These Sapphires are also called Royal Blue Sapphires.
But Sapphires don’t only come in blue. In fact, there are various colors of Sapphires. Natural fancy Sapphires can be found in various colors. There are yellow Sapphires, purple Sapphires, orange Sapphires, green Sapphires, and even pink Sapphires. Pink Corundum can be classified as Ruby (red Corundum) or as Sapphire (blue Corundum), based on the origin.
The Padparadscha Sapphires, pink to orange-pink Sapphires originally found in Sri Lanka are some of the most expensive types of fancy Sapphire.
There are parti Sapphires, which present two or more colors within the same natural gemstone. These duo-color types of Sapphires originate from Australia.
There are also transparent Sapphires. They were used as Diamond alternatives for jewelry pieces.
Star Sapphires are Sapphires that present asterism or a star-shaped formation in their crystal structure. There are six-rayed Star Sapphires or twelve-rayed Star Sapphires. Sometimes, the inclusions in the Blue Star Sapphires can have the cat’s eye or chatoyant effect as well.
There’s a variety of Sapphire called color-change. It displays different colors under different light, much like Alexandrite does.
When the quality factor of Sapphire is considered, elements such as color and the effects it presents will influence the value. Of course, natural Sapphire is much more appreciated and expensive than artificial Sapphire.
There are also synthetic or artificial Sapphire gemstones. Synthetic Sapphire has technological and practical applications like being used for windows, as part of electric circuits, in lasers, or even in the medical sector as part of a prosthesis due to its strength.
The name Sapphire comes from the Greek word sappheiros or the Latin word saphirus, both of which mean blue. So the name Sapphire is a direct reference to the color blue.
Perhaps the most direct Sapphire stone meaning is its connection to deep blue: the water element and the night sky. Sapphire symbolizes mystery, the unknown, and sometimes things that are not so easily accessible.
Sapphire has long been associated with the notion of mysticism and connections to the higher dimensions of spirituality. The Greeks believed that wearing Sapphire got you in the good graces of the god Apollo. The ring of King Solomon, also known as the Seal of Solomon, was believed to sport a Sapphire.
In the middle ages, Sapphire was associated with improving health as well. We’ll go into the healing properties of Sapphire later on.
Due to its high cost, Sapphire has also been associated with royalty and high status.
Blue Sapphire is the traditional birthstone for September and the Virgo birthstone. Sapphire is also associated with the planet Saturn.
If you're interested in other Zodiac birthstones and Birthstones by month, check out our complete guides.
Star Sapphires are associated with energy healing and lightworkers, a New Age concept that refers to spiritually awakened beings. Let’s dive deeper into the spiritual meaning of Sapphire.
Sapphire Spiritual Meaning
Sapphire has deep spiritual meanings in the ancient lore of many civilizations.
For instance, Ancient Persians believed that the color of the sky was a reflection of colored light from a Sapphire. It’s believed that the Priestly Breastplate, a sacred breastplate worn by the High Priest of the Israelites, featured Sapphire on the second row. Ecclesiastical rings for cardinals often sport a Sapphire gemstone.
Due to its metaphysical powers, Sapphire is a powerful gemstone for your spiritual path. Let’s take a closer look at the spiritual nature of the Sapphire crystal meaning.
Sapphire Metaphysical Properties
Due to the variety of colors they come in, Sapphires resonate with four out of the five elements of feng shui elements. Whether it's Water, Wood, Earth, or Metal, you can get a Sapphire to connect with that element. Once you know how to use feng shui in your home, start inviting positive energies into your life with the help of Sapphires.
When it comes to the spiritual powers of Sapphires, it’s fair to consider each type of Sapphire separately. We’ll focus on each and discuss the benefits and amazing powers of these beautiful gemstones:
1. Blue Sapphire
Blue Sapphires connect to water energy. It brings a deep sense of serenity and peace in troubled times. That’s because of its ability to connect you to the higher dimensional realms. Ever since ancient times, it’s been believed that wearing Blue Sapphire attracts divine favor to its wearer.
This gorgeous gemstone of a vivid blue color raises the levels of your vitality and stamina. Blue Sapphire brings joy and harmony into your heart, mind, and life.
Another powerful effect of Blue Sapphire is that of turning your thoughts and ideas towards a balanced and harmonious vibe. With Blue Sapphire around, you’ll gain deeper insight into things. Your intellect and depth of perception will improve. Because it stimulates the mind, the Blue Sapphire gemstone promotes clarity during dream recall.
It also helps any intellectual process and supports learning and sharing of information. Lapis Lazuli is an excellent complement or alternative to Blue Sapphire for that reason. The Sagittarius Bracelet and Crystals Set reunites the power of Lapis Lazuli with Iolite and Aquamarine, another blue gemstone that is a good stone for communication, mental process, gaining mental balance and harmony.
Because they connect to the throat chakra and also the third eye chakra, light or dark blue-color Sapphire stones support psychic insight and divine communication. They are also powerful allies for safe astral travel experiences. Because of that, they work very well with purple gemstones like Amethyst and Iolite.
It assists any exchanges of information or energy. Wearing Blue Sapphire during any negotiation, lecture, or exam will upgrade your throat chakra. That will result in you coming out the winner.
2. Pink Sapphire
Pink Sapphires are gemstones of deep emotional awareness and healing. Due to its ability to bring harmony and joy into your heart chakra, Pink Sapphire brings wisdom and happiness your way.
It’s a gemstone of purity and experiencing gratitude. When you’re going through tough times, Pink Sapphires can guide and support you. They're particularly powerful when you need some supporting and tender energy in your life.
Wearing Pink Sapphires during any recovery or healing process will amp up its efficiency. They are particularly powerful when worn during any therapeutic process that involves overcoming trauma or childhood wounds.
Some powerful pink gemstones that act as allies or alternatives to Pink Sapphires are Rose Quartz and Pink Tourmaline. Turn on the light of the Self-Care Lamp to strengthen connections, initiate and support powerful emotional healing, and gain true inner peace.
3. Yellow Sapphire
Yellow Sapphire is a gemstone that connects to the brilliant power of the Sun. It resonates with your solar plexus chakra. As a result, it stimulates you to express your authentic self and embrace your true path.
Yellow Sapphire brings clarity your way whenever you get confused about the direction you want to follow in life. It helps you reconnect with your true self. Yellow Sapphires support you in coming up with a plan and having the self-discipline to see it through.
This yellow stone harnesses the manifestation power of solar energy. Yellow Sapphires are excellent gemstones to use during any manifestation process.
A powerful complement or alternative to Yellow Sapphires is Imperial Topaz, also called Golden Topaz, and Citrine. The Leo Bracelet and Crystals Set reunites the power of Citrine with the might of Pyrite, Tiger's Eye, Carnelian, Yellow Jasper, and Clear Quartz. Together, they stimulate your courage, give you mental strength, and fan the flames of passion in your life in a similar manner to Yellow Sapphires.
You can also use other yellow gemstones like Orange Topaz, Fire Opal, or Amber together with or instead of Yellow Sapphires.
4. Green Sapphire
Green Sapphires clear negative energies from your heart chakra. They bring in the healing and supportive energy of Mother Gaia.
As a result, Green Sapphires support emotional healing. With their help, you’ll raise the vibration of all emotional ties. That, in turn, is going to improve all of your relationships and all of the areas of your life.
But Green Sapphires have so much more to offer. Connected to the abundant energy of Gaia, Green Sapphires bring you good luck and material abundance as well. With a Green Sapphire stone by your side, opportunities will come your way whenever you’re ready for them. That makes this gorgeous stone excellent for manifesting abundance as well.
Other powerful gemstones allies or alternatives to Green Sapphires are green gemstones like Emerald, Jade, and Malachite. If you’re looking to manifest abundance, of the material or emotional kind, try the Law of Attraction Bracelet.
5. Star Sapphire
The Star Sapphire connects with the crown chakra and the third eye chakra. It sharpens your inner vision. These Sapphires also bring you clarity of perception and understanding, both in the physical and the spiritual realms.
These powerful Sapphires play a major role in energy healing and spiritual work. The star pattern is a powerful symbol of connecting with your higher self and the higher dimensional realms.
Combine Sapphire with a clear gemstone like Clear Quartz and Diamond or white gemstones to amplify its powers. If you combine your Star Sapphire stone with Ruby, Garnet, or other red gemstones, they will ignite the fire of passion and creativity in your life.
Sapphire Healing Properties
Sapphire has comforting and harmonious energy. It offers support and lends you strength as you’re dealing with health issues.
Sapphires are particularly helpful when you’re suffering from inflammatory issues. They're great at cooling fevers while also helping your body resolve inflammation. If you suffer from arthritis, rheumatism, or immune system issues, Sapphires can help improve your health status.
Due to the soothing and calming energy of Sapphires, they can be very helpful when you’re dealing with digestive issues like ulcers. It was believed Sapphires could alleviate skin disorders when ground and mixed with various liquids like milk or vinegar.
If you’re dealing with confusion or vertigo, Sapphires can help you get some movement bearings under control. You’ll regain your sense of direction and balance quicker with the help of Sapphire.
Sapphire stimulates emotions that are positive and of high vibration. That helps you deal with anxiety, and depression, and get rid of low-vibe moods. When you deal with various forms of mental illness, Sapphire is a great source of comfort and support. It will help you through the therapeutic process and lend you its strength when you need it.
How To Use Sapphire
Using Sapphires can be as simple or as complex as you’d like it to be.
In order for this beautiful gemstone to work its magic for you, you simply need to wear it and set intention for the Sapphires to guide and support you. This is one of the most basic and most powerful ways to use Sapphires.
You can incorporate your Sapphires into any spiritual practice you already have going. Whether it’s yoga, meditation, prayer, spellcasting, communing with your ancestors or spiritual guides at your altar or cleansing your soul, you can include Sapphires into your process. It will raise the frequency of your connection. You’ll be able to achieve better results in a quicker and more satisfying way.
If you feel called to, you can create a separate practice that involves your Sapphires. That can be particularly effective especially when you’re trying to manifest a specific goal. Including Sapphires in your manifesting process is going to help you reach your goals.
How To Cleanse Sapphire
Due to the hardness score of Sapphires, it’s fair to say they're tough gemstones. As a result, they can go through most cleansing methods without a hitch.
The first step is to set intention for your gemstone to be cleansed through whatever method you decide to use. That sets the tone for the best possible results with all cleansing methods.
Choose the best method based on what type of Sapphire you want to cleanse. As a general rule, Pink Sapphires and Yellow Sapphires are likely to react the best to fire-element-based cleansing methods such as smudging and light-based cleanses.
Star Sapphires will respond best to light-based cleansing methods. For instance, you can use the Selenite Cleansing Lamp or the Purification Lamp for the best cleansing and charging results.
Blue Sapphires are most likely going to do well with water-based cleansing methods. You can choose to hold them under natural running water (like a river) or artificial running water (tap water). Or you can keep them submerged in water for a while in a jar or some other vessel for a few hours.
Green Sapphires are likely to respond the best to earth-based cleansings. Bury them under sand or earth in a jar or some other vessel for a few hours. The earth is going to drain any negative energies and restore the highest vibes of your gemstone.
That being said, always follow your intuition. If your gut feeling is that your Sapphires need a particular type of cleansing at a particular point in time, go with that. Don’t be afraid to experiment. Be flexible about the process.
What Other Stone Works Well With Or Instead Of Sapphire?
We’ve already discussed a few very powerful gemstone allies and/or alternatives for each type of Sapphires. We’ll also add a few more options to that list, based on the ideas we’ve already discussed.
The crystals that work best as complements and/or alternatives to Sapphire are:
- Diamond, Clear Quartz
- Lapis Lazuli, Aquamarine
- Amethyst, Iolite
- Rose Quartz, Pink Tourmaline
- Imperial Topaz, Citrine, Fire Opal, Amber
- Emerald, Jade, Malachite
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Embrace the power of Sapphire jewelry and decor. Allow its powerful energy to raise your frequency. Enjoy the spiritual insight and the strong connection it helps you build with the higher dimensions.
With Sapphire, you can heal emotional wounds. Attract good luck and abundance into your life. Sapphire supports you in finding your higher purpose and following it. It can bring clarity of perception and understanding to your life path.
Make the most of the power of your Sapphire. Use it together with crystals for success and manifestation or with crystals for balance and focus and you’ll achieve anything you set out to do.
Maybe you’re looking to deepen your spiritual awareness and connect with the higher dimensions and realms with more ease. If so, use your Sapphire gemstone with crystals for serenity and peace or crystals for protection and support. You’ll find it easier to connect to your spirit guides and your whole spiritual team.
There are so many blessings that Sapphire has to offer. Open your heart and your energy to its high vibes. Allow it to improve your life. With the help of Sapphire, you can enrich your human experience and support your growth and development.