- The gemstone receives its name from the Greek word "sappheiros", or "blue"
- Sapphire is the gemstone of hope, spiritual insight, and wisdom
- Sapphire jewelry was worn by Greek and Roman Kings to protect them from harm due to the stone's association with divine power and the heavens
- Sapphires, though most commonly blue, actually can be found in a dozen different colors in nature
- Sapphire is the birthstone of September
- Sapphires are mined in many parts of the globe including Australia, East Asia, India, and Sri Lanka
- Sapphires are incredibly hard and durable gemstones, making them a good choice for any jewelry you plan on wearing often!