A blue natural corundum, originally Hebrew Sappi which gave the Greek sppheiros, transcribed in Latin and French as “sapphire”. The sapphire was known in antiquity as the Greek huakinthos, the name given to the blue iris. The main deposits are located in Kashmir, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Cambodia, Vietnam, China and Australia.
Called the celestial stone because of its blue color, it symbolizes immortality, purity, and wisdom. It is also a talisman for the traveler. The blue sapphire protects from fever and injury, and provides security, peace and prudence to the owner.