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All About Blue Sapphires: The History, What to Look For, How to Care for Them, and the Benefits

Blue sapphires are a timeless classic that has been cherished for centuries. They are beautiful and hold an energy that is said to bring peace and protection. With its deep blue hue, it’s no wonder why blue sapphires have been loved and coveted for so long. Blue sapphires are a great choice whether you’re looking for a unique engagement ring, a special gift or simply a piece of jewelry that will last a lifetime. But before you buy, you should know where to find a quality sapphire, what to look for and how to take care of it. Here, you’ll find all the information you need to ensure the blue sapphire you purchase is one of your dreams.

History of Blue Sapphires

Historically, blue sapphires have been cherished as gemstones for centuries. They are believed to be formed when iron ore mixes with the gem in the earth’s crust. Iron is an element that is naturally blue, so when it mixes with the corundum crystal, it gives the gem its signature blue colour. The name sapphire actually comes from the Latin word “sapphirus,” which means blue. Blue sapphires have been worn as far back as 800 B.C.E. and were known to be given as gifts to signify love, friendship and good fortune. Ancient Egyptians were particularly fond of blue sapphires and often used them to decorate their temples and tombs. They even believed the gemstones had healing powers and would use them to treat headaches, eye diseases and other ailments.

What to Look for When Buying Blue Sapphires

When buying a blue sapphire, you want to make sure that it’s a genuine and high-quality gemstone. There are many imposters out there, so it’s extremely important to know what to look for when shopping for blue sapphire. Here are a few things to keep in mind: Color and Hue - The colour of a sapphire is what determines its value. Blue sapphires are the most valuable, followed by purple sapphires, pink sapphires and green sapphires. The hue of a blue sapphire should be rich, dark and pure. If it’s too light or has a gray or purple tint, it’s most likely not a blue sapphire.

How to Care for Blue Sapphires

As with any gemstone, it’s important to know how to care for your blue sapphire. It’s a good idea to clean your blue sapphire every six months. If the stone is set in a piece of jewelry, you can do a cleaning at home using a jewelry cleaning solution. However, if the stone is loose, you may want to take it to a professional for cleaning. Be sure to store your blue sapphire in a jewelry box or fabric pouch when it’s not worn. While blue sapphires are durable and can withstand everyday wear and tear, it’s recommended that you avoid wearing your blue sapphire when you’re doing strenuous activities, like sports or gardening. If your blue sapphire is set in jewelry, it’s important to make sure that you don’t wear it during any strenuous activities. You can also avoid wearing your blue sapphire during activities that could damage your skin, like swimming or working out. These activities can cause chemicals to be released, which can be absorbed through your skin and damage the gemstone.

Mandia Jewellery offers a cleaning cloth, free with every purchase. The cloth can lightly clean the gemstone and piece of jewellery daily to ensure the piece shines bright.

The Benefits of Wearing Blue Sapphires

Blue sapphires are a beautiful, bold and timeless choice that will never go out of style. They are said to bring peace, happiness and good fortune to their wearer. If you are considering buying a blue sapphire, here are a few of the benefits you can expect to receive from the gemstone. Self-Confidence - Blue sapphires are a symbol of self-confidence and courage, which is something we all could use a little more of these days. Blue sapphires are said to encourage you to face your fears, explore new opportunities and speak your truth. Good Luck - Blue sapphires are said to bring good luck and fortune to their wearer. If you are thinking about buying a blue sapphire as a gift, a great idea is to tuck it into a pocket or wallet where it can be close to you at all times. Mandia Jewellery has carefully selected the most stunning natural blue sapphires for many of their evil eye pieces. They can be purchased here.


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