Pink sapphires are one of the staples in most of my collections. This sumer I used quite a bit of sapphires because what could go better with rose gold, the hottest thing in jewelry right now, than glittery pink sapphires. Here are two great pieces to illustrate that trend, as well as a bit of history and lore of these beautiful gems.
Sapphire is a variety of Corundum, an aluminum oxide mineral that forms in prismatic tabular, bipyramidal or rhombohedral crystals, as well as granular or massive habits, and may be transparent to opaque. The name Corundum is of Indian origin, derived from the Sanskrit korundand applied to opaque massive gems, generally of a dull color. With the exception of Red Corundum, which is Ruby, all other colors of Corundum are Sapphires. Pink Corundum is usually referred to in gemological terms as Pink Sapphire rather than Ruby, though chromium forming with aluminum oxide provides the coloration for both.
Pink sapphires are known to generate feelings of love, forgiveness, acceptance and release. This gentle stone provides strength in difficult situations. This stone combines energies of the heart with a disciplined mind, creating strength in balance. They are also a stone of passion that brings joyful play to any relationship, help overcome shyness, dissolve emotional blocks, open your life to love and help release the past and overcome past wounds.
Pink Sapphire is an ideal stone of emotional and psychic protection, especially in situations where one has no control in directing events, but cannot simply depart either. Sapphire is exceptional for calming and focusing the mind, allowing the release of mental tension and unwanted thoughts. It encourages opening the mind to beauty and intuition, bringing lightness and joy as it restores balance within the body. As a professional support stone, Sapphire provides awareness of higher principles in archeologists and historians, stimulates the mind and wisdom in executives, ministers and writers, and increases discernment and good judgment in journalists and lawyers.
As far as the power of their color, pink sapphire reflects the toned-down, more feminine aspect of red color energy, bringing determination, commitment, and caring. Its soothing color calms feelings of anger or resentment, and can aid efforts to meditate and reflect. Pink is the color of new love, new romance and new relationships. It increases developing sensuality, and can help overcome heartache, aiding in the improvement of our caring and loving abilities.
These two pieces, my "Miami" bracelet and the beautiful white agate "Gia" ring from my Wanderlust collection are great pieces to wear pink sapphires in. They are both timeless and wearable and make a perfect statement for the modern woman who is powerful and independent, yet still feminine and soft.
It is this duality that has always drawn me back to pink diamonds. This hard and soft aesthetic is a great inspiration for me, especially when I am dreaming up color and gemstone combinations.
Hope you enjoyed my post on pink sapphires and I hope to see you back here soon.