THE MEANING OF SAPPHIRE
"The stone of loyalty and fidelity"
Where we got the term : "True Blue"
Sapphire has long symbolized truth, sincerity, and faithfulness.
Tradition holds that Moses was given the ten commandments on tablets of sapphire, making it the most sacred gemstone.
Because sapphires represent divine favor, they were the gemstone of choice for kings and high priests. The British Crown Jewels are full of large blue sapphires, the symbol of pure and wise rulers.
Since sapphire symbolizes sincerity and faithfulness, it is an excellent choice for an engagement ring. When Prince Charles chose a sapphire engagement ring for Princess Diana, couples all over the world were inspired to revive this venerable tradition.
Sapphire is also the birthstone for September, the month when the most babies are born. Ancient lists also name sapphire as a birthstone for April and the gemstone for the sign of Taurus.