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Healing Properties of Yellow Sapphire

Spiritual: Sapphire inspires within us a deep love of truth and a profound desire to live in our personal integrity. It is a mystical stone that encourages us to explore the full depth and breadth of our spiritual lives and to cultivate our spiritual gifts. Sapphire drives us forward relentlessly in the pursuit of wisdom and understanding.  It opens the intuitive and psychic mind, facilitates energy channeling and clarifies communication between this realm and others. Sapphire encourages both practical common sense and creative dreaming, helping us find the correct balance between those aspects so we can achieve our goals.  It is one of the most powerful stones for manifesting our desires. Yellow Sapphire is particularly powerful for attracting prosperity, both financial and emotional, and gives us the discipline to maintain this prosperity throughout the course of our lives.  Sapphire has a very regal and elegant quality, that increases our appreciation of beauty and the finer things in life.  Yellow Sapphire is attuned to the Sacral, Solar Plexus and Throat Chakras and linked to the astrological signs of Leo. It is connected to the element of Fire and vibrates to the numbers 4.

Emotional: Sapphire has a peaceful energy smoothly dispels depression and anxiety, leaving us feeling calm and collected.  It brings relationships into greater harmony and encourages clear communication between individuals. Sapphire reminds us that we must be true to ourselves, and that we need no one’s permission or approval to live our own lives. While the opinions of others can be taken into account, ultimately Sapphire teaches us to trust ourselves and our decisions.  Yellow Sapphire has an especially happy and positive vibration, which makes the future seem exciting and full of delicious possibilities.  Yellow Sapphire brings a more playful tone to our communication and can help us communicated about difficult topics in a way that makes everyone feel more comfortable and safe.

Mental: Sapphire increases our discernment and powers of critical thinking. It celebrates a thirst for knowledge and wisdom in all forms. Sapphire’s calm energy that helps us to look at situations logically and to clearly understand causal affect. Sapphire helps us to work through our own thoughts and emotions, and to make decisions that serve our Highest Good. Once decisions have been made, then Sapphire can help guide our actions so that we can realize our intentions as quickly and efficiently as possible.  Sapphire helps us to look at ourselves and our own life very closely and to keep whatever is good and to discard whatever is no longer needed or desirable.  Yellow Sapphire helps us to be courageous in our thinking and to be willing to take creative risks.  It stimulates a personal love for truth and a desire to acquire real wisdom.

Physical: Sapphire is said to alleviate pain throughout the body and lower fevers.  Yellow Sapphire in particular is said to be very good for the skin conditions and the spleen, as the eyes and digestive system. It is most commonly used by metaphysical healers to encourage physical energy, endurance and to support exercise regimes.  Sapphire can also be used to help us to ‘decide’ to get well and to use the power of the mind-body connection to heal ourselves.

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Yellow Sapphire, Ratnapura, Sri Lanka

Mineralogy of Sapphire

Mineral Family: Oxides

Chemical Composition: Al2 O3
Cleavage: x
Color: Occurs in most colors, most famously blue.
Crystal System: Hexagonal-trigonal
Form/Habit: Pyramidal, prismatic barrel-shaped
Fracture: x
Gravity: 3.97-4.05
Hardness: 9 (second hardest, after diamond)
Luminescence: Red (long and short wave)
Luster: Viterous (glassy) to adamantine (brilliant shine)
Streak: Colorless
Transparency: Transparent to opaque

Location: Yellow Sapphire is mainly found in Sri Lanka.  Other important Sapphire deposits are in Australia, India, Myanmar, Thailand, and the United States (Montanta). Additional deposits are found in Brazil, Cambodia, China, Finland, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Nigeria, Pakistan, Rwanda, Tanzania, Vietnam, and Zimbabwe.

Mineral Family: Sapphire is an Oxide mineral. The Oxide family has closely-packed Oxygen atoms with tiny bits of metal or semi-mental atoms occupying the space between. There are two forms of Oxide minerals, “simple Oxides” which only have a single type of metal or semi-metal, and “complex Oxides” which have multiple metals and/or semi-metals. Most Oxide minerals are found in igneous rocks. The most famous Oxide mineral is Corundum, or as they are more commonly known as Ruby and Sapphire.  Another well known Oxide mineral is silvery Hematite.

Formation: Sapphires typically grow in metamorphic rocks. Because mining from primary deposits is not economically profitable, most rubies are mined in secondary deposits, located downstream from the primary deposit where they were formed. The most common color for Sapphire is blue, but they can be found in every color.  When bright red, it is called Ruby.  Pure Corundum is colorless, but the addition of trace elements will give the gemstone its color.  Yellow Sapphire’s color comes from Iron inclusions.

Mining: Because of its weight, sapphire is generally easy to separate from river gravels and can be picked out by hand. In many locations production methods are still primitive. In the most important deposits, mechanized machinery is used above and underground. Only 1 percent of all sapphires recovered are gem quality to be used in fine jewelry.

Sapphire Mine
Sapphire Mine, Ratnapura, Sri Lanka

Enhancements:  Lab-created sapphire are widely available in the fine gemstone market and heat-treatment is extremely common. By contrast, opaque tumbled stones are fully natural, regardless of the shade of color.

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Photos: Rough SapphireMine

History of Sapphire

saturn_planetSapphire has been one of the most highly sought after gemstones throughout history.  It is included in all major lapidaries, texts that describe gemstones and their powers.  The name Sapphire is given to all color varieties of the mineral Corundum, with the exception of blood red stones, which are Rubies.  The word Sapphire comes from the Latin sapphirus, Greek sappheiros and Hebrew sappir, all of which most likely come from the Sanskrit sanipria, meaning “dear to the planet Saturn.”

High priest breastpiece of judgmentIn the oldest lapidaries, the name Sapphire was used to denote any brilliant blue gemstone. Numerous writings describe Sapphires that were engraved with powerful words. According to one tradition, the Ten Commandments were written on Sapphires. Considering Sapphire’s incredible hardness and the technology of that period, this is very unlikely. A softer blue stone, such as Lapis Lazuli, is far more plausible.  Similarly, Sapphire is listed as the fifth of the twelve stones which decorated the breastplate of the High Priest of ancient Israel. The design for the Breastplate was given by God to Moses, whose brother Aaron was the first to wear it. Each of the gemstones on the Breastplate were inscribed with the symbol for one of the Twelves Tribes of Israel.  This Sapphire was most likely inscribed with the Tribe of Dan.  In later Christian writings, Sapphire was thought to be linked to St. Paul.  According to medieval lore, Sapphire cools unwise passions and promote a love of Truth and Wisdom above all else.

In the ancient Vedic texts, revered by followers of the Hindu faith, Yellow Sapphires were the skin of the demon god Vala. According to the story, Vala once took the form of a stone cave where stolen cows were hidden. Indra, the leader of the demigods, split Vala apart, killing him and freeing the cows. Vala’s body was scattered across the earth, and his various body parts were transformed into different gemstones.  Blue Sapphire is also mentioned in this story, and signifies the eyes of Vala.Ganesha

In Sri Lanka, which boasts some of the most beautiful Sapphires in the world, the gemstones are also similarly linked to eyes. It was said that Sapphires were created whenever beautiful young maidens danced holding flowers in their hands. Their dancing attracted the eyes of the Daitya, a race of giants. Where they gazed, Sapphires would later be found.  Unsurprisingly, Sapphire has long been credited with healing eyes, a trait mentioned in virtually every lapidary.

Yellow Sapphire is also connected to the popular Hindu elephant-god Ganesh.  He is called the ‘remover of obstacles’ and the deva of wisdom and intellect.  Ganesha brings prosperity and is a patron of the arts.  Small precious statues of Ganesha are sometimes carved out of Sapphire.

Beautiful Sapphires have been found in numerous locations around the world,and a trained gemologist can often identify their source based on their natural color. Typically speaking, Sri Lankan Sapphires are usually cited as the most consistent source for high-quality gemstones.  Despite having been mined for thousands of years, new Sapphires and other gemstones are constantly being found.

Photos: SaturnBreastplate of High Priest, Ganesha

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Reviews

  1. Beth S. (Kentucky)

    This Yellow Sapphire has quite a presence, confident, practical and generous. Though its thickness is like a disk it has a feel of real substance. It’s the perfect size for holding or pocket carrying and has a friendly, I’ve-got-your-back feel. And it shimmers slightly along its edges!

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  5. Megan E. (California)

    I want to recommend checking out the website, moonrisecrystals.com. Also write down preferences in description she actually does try to take your preferences into consideration. I asked for a symmetrical, preferably round stone, that is light yellow, with even coloring, and I felt I did get that. Keep in mind this is a on the smaller side stone compared to some of the other stones she sells (even though almost all say one inch and one ounce), mine is just slightly less that an inch, barely smaller than a quarter.

  6. Jennifer S. (Colorado)

    Once again, I love all my new crystals! The emerald is so bright and beautiful as is the yellow sapphire! They are both very hard to put down! They do feel really good!

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