Gemstones

Sapphire and Lapis Lazuli – September Birthstones

Sapphire and Lapis Lazuli

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September is one of the lucky months where people have not just one birthstone, but two. Sapphire and lapis lazuli are known as two beautiful blue gems, but sapphire actually comes in all colours except for red. Lapis lazuli comes in varying shades of deep blue, sometimes with indigo or green tints to it. Lapis lazuli is also well-known for the veins or specks of pyrite (fool’s gold) that run through it.

Sapphires have been highly valued for centuries, with ancient greeks and Romans believing that they could protect the wearer from harm. Priests used to wear sapphires to symbolize heaven, and people thought that the stone would bring them blessings directly. In Sri Lanka, sapphires are famously known to be an orangey-pink colour and are called padparadscha, which translates to “lotus flower”.

The earliest lapis lazuli stones were found in northern Afghanistan in 7000 B.C. These mines are still active today and are one of the oldest still-functioning mines for any precious gems. Lapis lazuli represented wealth and status in ancient Egyptian and Roman civilisations, used in jewellery and to boldly decorate sarcophaguses and the gates of Babylon.

Spiritual Properties

Sapphires are often referred to as the “wisdom stone”. They help the wearer to see things more clearly, so that they may become more balanced both emotionally and spiritually. By reducing the barriers to mental clarity, the wearer can become calmer and focused, paying attention to what is really important without having to worry about unnecessary negativity. They act as a compass, keeping you spiritually focused on what is important so that you can achieve everything that you need to. Sapphires can also act as a magnetic force for positivity, bringing with them feelings of happiness and success in all fields of life.

Just like sapphires, lapis lazuli can help to bring spiritual clarity to people. Wearing or being around lapis lazuli can help you to achieve enlightenment, and help you to see what your path in life is, whether you have gotten lost along the way or you never really found it in the first place. This precious stone can help to increase concentration levels, helping you to focus on what is important in life while discarding all of the negative forces in day to day life. They give you the strength to not only see your future but to go out and achieve it. They help to soothe the mind by reducing feelings of anger and stress, allowing to you experience calm and patience instead.

Association with Chakras

Blue sapphires and lapis lazuli are both associated with the throat chakra. The throat chakra is also known as Vishuddha or the fifth chakra. This chakra is responsible for communication, and connection between the mind, body and soul. It is heavily associated with deep blue, the colour of these two birthstones. If you wear sapphires or lapis lazuli to rebalance this chakra, it will help you to express yourself more clearly, in a way that others can understand. Whether you are feeling shy or just that people are struggling to understand the way you are communicating, realigning this chakra can help to eliminate these boundaries, allowing you to better communicate and connect with those around you.

The throat chakra can also help you to better understand yourself, allowing you to become more self-aware, allowing you to grow both mentally and spiritually. By realigning and opening your chakra with the help of blue sapphires and lapis lazuli, you can become more attuned with your spiritual needs and dreams, allowing you to find your true purpose. For the strongest connection between chakra and stone, it is recommended that you wear sapphires or lapis lazuli around your throat, in a necklace.

Gifting

Sapphire and Lapis Lazuli are both members of Throat Chakra. They will surely make a loved one very happy. We pack them in our nice gift box and include their stone properties card, making it a very valuable gift. You can include our gift ribbon and hand written gift note.

And as always, don’t forget yourselves!

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Origins

September is one of the lucky months where people have not just one birthstone, but two. Sapphire and lapis lazuli are known as two beautiful blue gems, but sapphire actually comes in all colours except for red. Lapis lazuli comes in varying shades of deep blue, sometimes with indigo or green tints to it. Lapis lazuli is also well-known for the veins or specks of pyrite (fool’s gold) that run through it.

Sapphires have been highly valued for centuries, with ancient greeks and Romans believing that they could protect the wearer from harm. Priests used to wear sapphires to symbolize heaven, and people thought that the stone would bring them blessings directly. In Sri Lanka, sapphires are famously known to be an orangey-pink colour and are called padparadscha, which translates to “lotus flower”. These stones are revered in the country, more so than any other colour of sapphire.

The earliest lapis lazuli stones were found in northern Afghanistan in 7000 B.C. These mines are still active today and are one of the oldest still-functioning mines for any precious gems. Lapis lazuli represented wealth and status in ancient Egyptian and Roman civilizations, used in jewellery and to boldly decorate sarcophaguses and the gates of Babylon. Today this stone is still used to create stunning jewellery as well as decorative but practical items, such as bowls, combs, and statues.

Throat Chakra

Blue sapphires and lapis lazuli are both associated with the throat chakra. The throat chakra is also known as Vishuddha or the fifth chakra. This chakra is responsible for communication, and connection between the mind, body and soul. It is heavily associated with deep blue, the colour of these two birthstones. If you wear sapphires or lapis lazuli to rebalance this chakra, it will help you to express yourself more clearly, in a way that others can understand. Whether you are feeling shy or just that people are struggling to understand the way you are communicating, realigning this chakra can help to eliminate these boundaries, allowing you to better communicate and connect with those around you.

The throat chakra can also help you to better understand yourself, allowing you to become more self-aware, allowing you to grow both mentally and spiritually. By realigning and opening your chakra with the help of blue sapphires and lapis lazuli, you can become more attuned with your spiritual needs and dreams, allowing you to find your true purpose. For the strongest connection between chakra and stone, it is recommended that you wear sapphires or lapis lazuli around your throat, in a necklace.

Different-coloured sapphires also have close associations with other chakras. For example, green sapphires have strong connections to the heart chakra, responsible for feeling and understanding emotions. Wearing green sapphires can help people to become more empathetic and understanding of those around them. They help to accept and forgive misguided actions, as well as feel positive emotions connections more strongly. Green sapphires can help people to be more accepting of love from the universe, and provide the capabilities to return this positivity.

Spiritual Properties

Sapphires are often referred to as the “wisdom stone”. They help the wearer to see things more clearly, so that they may become more balanced both emotionally and spiritually. By reducing the barriers to mental clarity, the wearer can become calmer and focused, paying attention to what is really important without having to worry about unnecessary negativity. They act as a compass, keeping you spiritually focused on what is important so that you can achieve everything that you need to. Sapphires can also act as a magnetic force for positivity, bringing with them feelings of happiness and success in all fields of life.

Just like sapphires, lapis lazuli can help to bring spiritual clarity to people. Wearing or being around lapis lazuli can help you to achieve enlightenment, and help you to see what your path in life is, whether you have gotten lost along the way or you never really found it in the first place. This precious stone can help to increase concentration levels, helping you to focus on what is important in life while discarding all of the negative forces in day to day life. They give you the strength to not only see your future but to go out and achieve it. They help to soothe the mind by reducing feelings of anger and stress, allowing to you experience calm and patience instead.

Healing Properties

Sapphires are a great gem to help lessen the burden of many emotional disorders such as depression, stress, and anxiety. They help to filter out these negative emotions, so that the wearer does not feel weighed down, and is able to see more clearly. It can also be used to improve some heart and blood conditions, by strengthening veins and the heart muscles, as well as removing any impurities from the body’s blood flow. In general, it helps to keep the bodily systems balanced and functioning at full capacity, removing any toxins or potential blockages. This stone is the perfect support for those who are already suffering from a physical ailment or simply as protection, for those who do not wish to be burdened by ill-health.

Similarly, lapis lazuli can greatly help those with weakened immune systems, by getting rid of impurities and strengthening the body’s response. This stone can help to fight off infections in acute injuries, and it can reduce levels of inflammation that can cause physical distress caused by chronic conditions such as arthritis. It is especially good at protecting the throat area from any viruses, ensuring that your vocal cords and nasal passages stay healthy. Lapis lazuli has been known to improve sleeping patterns, by reducing the effects of insomnia, and improving experiences of uninterrupted deep sleep. This stone can also greatly affect those that are experiencing depression and other mood disorders, by bringing forth positive forces to remove the overwhelming feelings of negativity.

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