The size of these stones are approx:
Small ( 3/4 ")
Medium (7/8 - 1")
Large ( 1 1/8 - 1 1/4")
The name ‘Sapphire’ originates from the Latin ‘sappheiros’, meaning blue. This name is believed by some to originate from either the Hebrew 'sappir' (precious stone) or the Sanskrit 'sanipriya'. The reflections of Sapphire is believed by ancient Persians to give the sky its colors. While in Greek mythology it is said the Prometheus was the first to wear Blue Sapphire. As one of the 12 gemstones set in the foundations of the city walls of Jerusalem, sapphire is linked to the Apostle St. Paul.
Sapphire and Ruby are color varieties of the mineral Corundum (crystalline aluminium oxide). Corundum produces other colored gemstones, meaning that trace amounts of elements such as chromium, iron and titanium as well as color centers are responsible for producing its rainbow of colors.
A stone of prosperity, Sapphire sustains life force and attracts joy and peace. Sapphire helps to open the mind to beauty and intuition. Sapphire is a stone of wisdom, with each color containing its own unique energy vibration and information.
Blue Sapphire helps to promote dreams, astral travel and the subsequent retention/remembrance of information and wisdom brought back into waking consciousness. Blue Sapphire increases/enhances intuition, mental clarity and spiritual power, all of which can assist in personal and spiritual growth. A stone of spiritual healing and spiritual truth, Blue Sapphire is useful when channeling healing energies from the Angelic Realm or a higher source. This makes Blue Sapphire an especially good stone for practitioners of Reiki and similar modalities.
Used with the Throat Chakra, Blue Sapphire enhances vocal healing modalities such as chanting. Blue Sapphire also facilitates self-expression, communication, and speaking your Truth. Blue Sapphire fosters loyalty, commitment, and fidelity, making it useful in relationships both romantic and professional. Use Blue Sapphire to remove/release blockages that may be holding one back from their spiritual growth.
Believed by the Ancients to have been blessed by the Gods as a powerful protective stone, Sapphire has been used and treasured throughout history. There are many Biblical references to Sapphire, including that a Sapphire was one of the original stones in the breast plate of the High Priests.
Physically, Blue Sapphire can assist with healing on a cellular level, Blood disorders, eye issues and general stress. Blue Sapphire has been used as an aid to ease depression, anxiety and insomnia.