Sapphires were famous for their remarkable hardness and were not only used in skincare and jewelry, but also for industrial purposes. The gemstone belongs to the corundum mineral family and can be found in a vast range of colors. The colors of the sapphire are determined by the natural trace elements located in the region where the gemstone is found. In turn, these trace elements help to determine the region where the stone was mined.
The history of the sapphire dates back to the 7th century BC and can be traced to Etruscan civilization. The use of this beautiful stone was carried on by the Greeks as well as the Romans. Very few gemstones have managed to capture the imaginations of almost all civilizations who came into contact with them, the way sapphires have over the decades. As a result, ancient cultures were full of tales, beliefs and folklore about sapphire.
Ancient Persians believed that the earth was resting on a humongous sapphire and it was the reflection of this gemstone that gave the sky its bluish color. Priests and sorcerers honored and respected the sapphire more than any other gem as they believed it helped them foresee the future and interpret oracles. Sapphire has symbolized tradition, honesty and sincerity in almost all cultures. It is also said that when Moses received the Ten Commandments, they were resting on tablets made from sapphires.
Certain cultures have also placed immense faith in the stone. If the luster of the gemstone dims, a partner comes to know that his or her spouse has been unfaithful. Similarly, other cultures believed that a sapphire would fail to shine if the wearer was impure or wicked by nature.
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