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Sapphire

Description
Any variety of the mineral Corundum other than Ruby, especially the hard transparent blue variety.

Properties
bulletSapphire is a stone of creative expression, intuition, and meditation, and enhances all those things.
bulletSapphire is beneficial for mental clarity and depression.
bulletSapphire is good for lowering fevers and inflammation, hearing problems, cancer, and burns.
bulletSapphire is associated with the brow chakra.
bulletSapphire in Renaissance lapidaries was said to cure anger and stupidity.
bulletSapphire in Sanskrit=Sacred to Saturn.

Etymology
Middle English saphir, from Old French safir, from Latin sapphrus, from Greek sappheiros, of Semitic origin; akin to Hebrew sappÓr, a precious stone.
Origin of the word Sapphire at Etymonline.com

General Reference
Sapphire at Wikipedia

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