Blue Sapphire is a precious gemstone that has captivated people’s hearts for centuries. It is highly valued for its exquisite beauty and rarity. A variety of the mineral corundum, Blue Sapphire is composed of aluminum oxide. Trace amounts of iron and titanium are what cause the brilliant blue color that characterizes this beautiful gemstone.
Blue Sapphire is renowned for its striking blue color, and for its clarity and transparency, with few inclusions or blemishes. The most valuable examples are those that exhibit a vivid, velvety blue color with few inclusions or blemishes.
Fun Facts About Blue Sapphire
Blue Sapphire has a long-established association with royalty and has been worn as a symbol of wisdom and power by kings and queens for centuries. Perhaps the most famous example is the engagement ring worn by Princess Diana and now worn by Kate Middleton, which features a large Blue Sapphire surrounded by diamonds.
Other notable Blue Sapphire jewelry pieces worn by royalty include the Blue Giant of the Orient, a 466-carat gemstone that was owned by the last emperor of China, and the Stuart Sapphire, a large example that was owned by the British royal family.
Blue Sapphire is said to promote mental clarity, enhance intuition, and improve communication skills. It is also to have the ability to promote spiritual growth and be a symbol of good fortune and prosperity.