Sapphire Gem: a classic jewel in blue or newly-recognized fancy colors website


In the Bible, sapphire was depicted as a gemstone of extraordinary beauty.
The Tables, upon which the Ten Commandments were carved, were believed to be made of sapphire.  
Because of its hardness, sapphire also has industrial uses. The Apple Watch Series 3 features lab-created sapphire crystal in its screen to make it more scratch resistant, as do several Swiss watch companies.
Throughout history various cultures have attributed mystical powers to sapphires, including heavenly powers, truth, innocence, peace, and good health. In ancient times it was believed that sapphires protected their wearers from evil. Because of the blue color, which they associated with the heavens, Europeans in the Middle Ages believed that sapphires cured eye diseases and preserved chastity, along with providing other heavenly blessings. Sapphires have also been used to symbolize nobility and faithfulness.