(saf - ahyuhr)
Main Origins:
India, Afghanistan, The United States, Tanzania, China, Sri Lanka, Australia, Cambodia, Nigeria, Myanmar, Laos, and Madagascar.

What is Sapphire?

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Sapphires are a popular variety of Corundum (Aluminum Oxide) found in 15 colors. They’ve been used since 1,000 B.C. for protection, powers, luck, charisma, and prosperity.

Sapphire meaning is deep blue, from the Latin “sapphirus,” Greek “sappheiros,” and Hebrew “sappir.” In Sanskrit, Sapphires were called “Sanipriya” (favorite of Saturn).

Sapphire Metaphysical Properties and Benefits

Sapphire benefits differ based on the colors and chakras of its variety. Sapphires are ruled by the god of justice, Saturn or Shani; the Judeo-Christian personification of wisdom, Sophia; the goddess of water, Juterna; and the Iroquis morning star goddess, Gendenwitha.

All these metaphysical properties are why Sapphires bring luck, wisdom, communication skills, peace, loyalty, creativity, intuition, and psychic abilities

Sapphire Healing Properties and Benefits

Faith, Hope, and Positivity

  • Green, Orange, Yellow, Brown, and Pink Sapphires open your Heart, Sacral, Solar Plexus, and Root Chakras to raise your positivity
  • Pray or chant mantras while holding your Sapphire in your palm. 

Confidence and Courage

  • Blue, Black, White, Purple, and Orange Sapphires flush out negativity in your higher and lower chakras to increase self-esteem. 
  • Chant positive affirmations while holding your Sapphire gemstone at eye level.

Calmness, Harmony, and Relief

  • Ice Blue, Teal, Ceylon, and Brown Sapphires are good for stress-relieving, patience, and good vibes, thanks to their connection with the Throat and Third Eye Chakras.
  • To use Sapphires for harmony, keep them in the northeast direction of your room or home. 

Loyalty, Honesty, and Truth

  • Blue, White, Fluorescent, and Star Sapphires connect to your higher chakras to help you find divine truth. 
  • Wear Sapphires on your neck or above the neck to awaken your inner truth. 

Concentration and Focus

  • Sapphire varieties in White, Black, Purple, Blue, and Padparadscha awaken your kundalini energy to enhance attention and alertness. 
  • Lay down, place your Sapphire on top of your head or belly button for a few minutes, close your eyes, and meditate.

Memory and Quick Thinking

  • Yellow, Padparadscha, White, Blue, Black, and Purple Sapphires activate your logical reasoning and decision-making skills by cleansing your chakras.
  • To improve memory, you can charge Sapphires with Reiki, chants, and singing bowls.

Sapphire Spiritual Properties and Benefits

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Good Luck, Prosperity, and Fortune

  • Blue, Yellow, Padparadscha, and Star Sapphires connect your spirit to the universe to attract abundance, good fortune, and luck.
  • Keep your Sapphire in your purse, wallet, or safe to attract wealth.

Creativity, Knowledge, and Wisdom

  • Blue, Padparadscha, Purple, Fluorescent, Black, White, Yellow, and Star Sapphires instill knowledge by opening your high chakras.
  • Chanting positive affirmations, water charging, and Reiki attracts knowledge and wisdom. 

Psychic Abilities and Powers

  • Purple, Blue, Star, Fluorescent, and White Sapphires awaken latent psychic powers in your spirit by accessing out-of-body chakras.
  • Crystal gazing, scrying, meditation, positive affirmations, and moonlight charging all work for activating psychic powers. 

Intuition, Extrasensory Perception, and Insight

  • Blue, Purple, White, and Fluorescent Sapphires tap into your Crown, Third Eye, and Throat Chakras to enhance your sixth sense. 
  • Wearing Sapphire jewelry, such as earrings, tiaras, necklaces, and pendants helps the higher senses. 

Psychic Protection and Grounding

  • A few Sapphires can eliminate negativity, worries, natural disasters, and anxiety because they balance your spirit.
  • Place or bury Sapphire tumbled stones around the four corners of your room or home to create a protective shield around you. 

Spirit Communication

  • Blue, White, Purple, Black, and Fluorescent Sapphires help you communicate with energies around you, including that of angels and spirits. 
  • Charge Sapphires with chants, gazing, and visualization to create a medium between you and the spiritual realm. 

Sapphire Side Effects

  • Bad Luck: Wearing Blue Sapphires may attract the wrath of Saturn if the wearer doesn’t do good deeds. 
  • Physical Problems: Fever, disease, and immunity problems may be common if a new Sapphire crystal isn’t compatible with your nature, aura, or energy.
  • Financial Loss: Frequent debts and property loss may happen if Sapphire doesn’t agree with your horoscope. 
  • Exhaustion: Wearing higher chakra Sapphires for too long without a break can lead to energy drainage from your chakras. 
  • Disasters: Suddenly removing your Blue Sapphire may lead to natural calamities and disasters.

Sapphire Symbolism: What Does Sapphire Symbolize?

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Sapphire represents royalty, nobility, power, and loyalty. Most of it owes to the British royal family’s long-time love affair with Blue Sapphires. Sapphires have been worn by royal families for a long time, for protection from hexes, curses, bad spirits, and harm.

Buddhists used to use them for enlightenment, Greeks wore them for guidance, and Hindus worshiped Sapphire as the god Saturn.

Varieties of Sapphire

  • Blue Sapphire: 
    • Cornflower Blue Sapphire: One of the rarest Sapphire crystals with a blue sheen, these are excellent for psychic powers. 
    • Ceylon Sapphire: Blue Sapphire from Sri Lanka’s Ceylon looks Cornflower Blue. They have light to medium blue colors. They are good for spiritual rituals.
    • Ice Blue Sapphire: A crystal that looks like Blue Topaz, this is a calming Sapphire in a pale blue color.
    • Teal Sapphire: A variety of Blue Sapphire for infinite peace and tranquility, the teal variety has a greenish-blue color.
  • Padparadscha Sapphire: One of the rarest types of Sapphire, Padparadscha means “lotus blossoms” and originates from Sri Lanka. It has a unique mix of pink and orange colors.
  • Yellow Sapphire: This variety of Sapphire looks like a mix between Citrine and Peridot. It’s known for grace, knowledge, and luck.
  • Orange Sapphire: A type of Sapphire in vivid red and orange hues, this is the perfect crystal for family, harmony, and creativity.
  • White Sapphire: Ideally worn for cleansing intense negativity, this variety of Sapphire is mostly colorless, like diamonds.
  • Green Sapphire: An excellent Sapphire for calm, peace, and health, this Sapphire is seen in yellowish and olive-green shades. 
  • Black Sapphire: Seen in blue-black and blue-gray shades, this is a protective Sapphire variety that shields you against negativity and harm. 
  • Pink Sapphire: The best type of Sapphire for self-love, this pink-colored Sapphire variety looks like a pink tourmaline. 
  • Purple or Violet Sapphire: A good crystal for psychic powers, the violet variety of Sapphire shows tints of pink and black, apart from purple colors.
  • Brown Sapphire: This Sapphire, in red and orange colors, is ideal for grounding and balance.
  • Star Sapphire: A rare variety of Sapphires in white, black, purple, and blue colors, these are great for manifestation rituals.
  • Fluorescent Sapphire: Typically used for higher vibration rituals, Fluorescent Sapphires are bi-color Sapphires that show both blue and purple colors.

How To Cleanse Sapphire?

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  • Water: Hold your Sapphire crystal under running water for 10 to 20 seconds. 
  • Moonlight: Place your dark-colored Sapphire crystal outside overnight on a full or new moon for moonlight cleansing
  • Sunlight: Show your light-colored Sapphire to the sunlight in the morning or the evening for five minutes. 

Questions and Answers

Can Sapphire go in the water?

Yes, Sapphires are water-safe, but this doesn’t work for long periods. A quick rinsing is best to cleanse or charge Sapphires with water. Do Not Soak Sapphires.

Do Sapphires fade in sunlight?

Sapphires are safe in the sun for a few minutes, but prolonged exposure to sunlight can fade some colors of sapphires. 

Can a Sapphire lose its color?

Yes, Yellow, Pink, Lavender, Orange, and Peace (Padparadscha) Sapphires often lose their color when left under light and heat for a long time. That said, Blue Sapphire never loses its color, no matter what.

What’s the difference between a fake Sapphire and a real Sapphire?

Real sapphires reflect their internal color, are cold to the touch, don’t scratch easily (only by diamond), and quickly unfogs (breath test). Unlike glass or artificial fake Sapphires with bubbles, real Sapphires also have inclusions, blemishes, and flaws.

Who shouldn’t wear Sapphire?

Saturn-ruled Sapphire stones may also attract Sapphire side effects, like bad luck, financial loss, property loss, and health problems if you don’t do good deeds.

If you’re a Pisces, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Aries, Cancer, or Leo, you better avoid Sapphires unless your astrologist prescribes it.

Which hand to wear Sapphire?

It’s best to wear Sapphire crystals on the right or the dominant hand.

Which finger to wear Sapphire?

Wear Sapphire rings and jewelry on the middle finger, as it’s closely linked to Saturn. 

When to wear Sapphire?

Wearing Sapphire stones on Saturday mornings between 5 a.m. to 7 is good for attracting the luck and wisdom of Saturn. 

Are Sapphires expensive?

Yes, Sapphires are expensive gemstones. There are Sapphire crystals that cost from $25 per carat up to $11,000 per carat, and even one that is worth $135,000 per carat (the largest Sapphire ever in the world)

Where to keep Sapphire in your House?
  • Fluorescent Sapphire: You can keep Bi-Color or Fluorescent Sapphires anywhere in the house for chakra alignment, healing, and cleansing.
  • Blue Sapphire: Keep Blue Sapphires in the northeast or southeast directions of your house for luck and wealth. 
  • Padparadscha Sapphire: The south and southwest corners of your home attract love and success by balancing Feng Shui elements with Padparadscha.
  • Yellow Sapphire: Keep a Yellow Sapphire in the center of your home to spread positivity and healing energies.
  • Orange Sapphire: Place Orange Sapphires in the southern corner, inside or outside, of your house to tap into personal success and growth. 
  • White Sapphire: You can keep White Sapphires at the entrance of your home to purify the energies that enter. 
  • Green Sapphire: The eastern corner of the house is perfect for Green Sapphires. It’s great for empowering family and healing the physical body. 
  • Black Sapphire: Adding the energy of Black Sapphire to the northernmost corner of your house attracts luck in love and career, or academics. 
  • Pink Sapphire: The southwest corner of your home is the best place to keep Pink Sapphire to spread the vibes of harmony, love, care, and support. 
  • Purple Sapphire: As a higher chakra color, Purple Sapphire is best placed in the southeast corner of your home for prosperity and abundance. 
  • Brown Sapphire: Grounding and creativity are the benefits of keeping Brown Sapphires in the southwest corner of your home.
  • Star Sapphire: Placing Star Sapphire crystals of any color in the western corner of your home attracts critical thinking, creativity, and decision-making skills.

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