Origin: Australia, Nigeria, Thailand, Madagascar
Lore: In India it was believed that a Sapphire immersed in water formed an elixir that could cure the bite of scorpions and snakes. Alternatively, if it were worn as a talisman pendant, it would protect the wearer against evil spirits. In ancient times, it was believed that the sky was a gigantic sapphire into which the earth was embedded. The ancient Greeks also wore sapphires when consulting the oracles.
Mystical: Sapphire is a stone of creative expression, intuition, and meditation, and enhances all those things. Sapphire comes in virtually any color of the rainbow including blue, pink, purple, orange, green, colorless, and red. Sapphire is beneficial for mental clarity and depression. Physically it is good for lowering fevers and inflammation, hearing problems, cancer, and burns. Sapphire is associated with the brow chakra.