A variety of Corundum, an aluminum oxide, along with Ruby. In essence, Corundum that is red is called Ruby, while Corundum that is blue is called Sapphire. Corundum that is yellow, green, pink, purple, orange or teal is called Fancy Sapphire, and clear Corundum is called White Sapphire. The different colors are caused by inclusions of different minerals. Blue Sapphires have trace amounts of Titanium and Iron. Sapphire has been known since antiquity and symbolized the heavens, wisdom and good judgement. Sapphire is one of the hardest minerals on Earth, just behind Diamond. Sapphire has a trigonal crystal system and is composed of only Aluminum and Oxygen. In order to form it requires an environment that is free of Silicon, which is extremely abundant in the Earth’s crust, and therefore makes Sapphires a rarity. Although low grade Sapphire, called Emery, is used as an abrasive (as in nail files). Today many gem quality Sapphires are created in a lab, though they are still found in many locations around the world.

Associated with the throat and third eye chakras, zodiac sign of Virgo & Libra & vibrates to the numbers 2, 11 & 47 (sapphire) & 6 (blue sapphire)

– Enhances psychic powers, connection to the astral plane, spirit guides, astral travel, dreams and dreaming. Aids one in remembering dreams and astral travels and bringing back the wisdom of those planes of consciousness.
– A stone of prosperity, joy and peace.
– Associated with the planet Saturn, the keeper of order, discipline and morality. This stone can help boost mental acuteness, ability to focus, concentrate, remember and give one the determination to achieve their highest goals.
– Promotes staying on the spiritual path, reaching one’s highest purpose and manifesting one’s desires.
– Fosters loyalty, commitment & fidelity. A good stone for relationships, both romantic and professional.
– Powerful stone for chakra healing.
– Removes blockages between the mind and the voice.
– Boosts the voice and ability to use it. Good for singers, speakers, teachers, therapists and those who need to convey information to others in a clear and understandable way.
– Physically, Blue Sapphire can assist with cellular healing, eye health and recovery from depression, mental health issues, anxiety and insomnia.

Chemical Formula: Al₂O₃
Shape: granular, crystals, masses
Crystal System: trigonal
Color: blue
Streak: colorless
Luster: dull to vitreous
Diaphaneity: translucent to opaque
Hardness: 9 Mohs (placeholder)
Cleavage: poor
Fracture: conchoidal, splintery
Specific Gravity: 3.98-4.06 g/cm³ Refractive Index: 1.60-1.72