2 September 2017

Hello and welcome to my second ARTICLE on WHI. Thank you for all the love on my last ARTICLE. It isn't much, but it means a lot to me that you love what I post. Today I am back with my original series (BIRTHSTONE SERIES) that you can find on my blog. If you want the link for the blog post post you can find it here: https://ascentofroses.weebly.com/birthstone-series---september.html Anyway let's get into the post.

The word ‘sapphire’ comes from Latin word sapphirus and Greek sappheiros, meaning ‘blue stone’. The sapphire is a gem of wisdom, loyalty and nobility. It is to focus the mind, encourage self-discipline and channel higher powers. It has been popular since the Middle Ages. Back then, the celestial blue colour of this gem symbolised heaven and attracted divine favour and wise judgment.

The Greeks wore sapphire for guidance when seeking answers from the oracle. Buddhists believed it brought spiritual enlightenment, and Hindus used it during worship. Early Christian kings cherished sapphire’s powers of protection by using it in ecclesiastical rings. Ancient Hebrews believed that the Ten Commandments were engraved on tablets of sapphire, though historians now believe the blue stone referenced in the Bible may have been lapis lazuli.

“A maiden born when autumn leaves
Are rustling in September's breeze,
A Sapphire on her brow should bind;
To bring her joy and peace of mind."