Sapphire Jewelry Folklore is a blog giving you brief highlights of this enchanting and deeply historical gemstone. For centuries it has captured the human heart and pleased the soul. It’s obvious for those very reasons that jewelers set them in rings, necklaces or earrings. Since this rich and cool gem is September’s birthstone, it seemed only fit to share a little piece of folklore about them.
In the middle ages, people would wear sapphire believing it helped negative thoughts. For a long time, it was alleged to contain healing power for a plethora of ailments. In ancient Persia, the gem was ground into a powder taken as an all-purpose medicine. Ivan the Terrible of Russia stated that the sapphire strengthened the heart and muscles and filled one’s being with courage. Others ancients applied it as an anecdote for poison. Legend has it that it killed snakes on site if the stone was engraved with the figure of a man or a ram. Last, many claimed it would cure all illness and elevate the owner/wearer to a high position in life.
At Wexford Jewelers, the legend, folklore, and mythology never cease to amaze us. To see how simple colored gems have shaped and molded our world and how dearly we still hold to these today.
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