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Likened to the "blue of the sky," sapphire has been a highly regarded gemstone throughout history. Though the majority of sapphires are blue in color, they also form in yellow, pink, orange, red, clear, and violets colors. In the Bible, sapphire is named as one of the foundation stones of New Jerusalem. Christian legend also states that the original ten commandments were carved in sapphire, making it the most sacred of gemstones. In Greek mythology, sapphire is said to have received its protective power from Saturn. Star sapphires, which have a star formation inside the stone, are believed to contain the angels of faith, hope and destiny, who were imprisioned in the stone for a minor misdemeanor. Thus, these special sapphires bring wisdom to their owner.

Sapphire is the most effective healing stone for the nervous system. It regulates the function of the thyroid gland and is therefore a useful remedy for lack of appetite and heart ailments. Psychologically, it strengthens the wearer's willpower and clarifies ones thoughts and purpose.

Astrologically, sapphire is associated with Virgo, Pisces, Taurus, Gemini, and Libra.

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