Natural Sapphire Crystals Example
Natural Sapphire Crystals Example

Alternate Names & Spellings for Sapphire: Corundum (mineral name)

Crystal Meanings  Lore of Sapphire

Keywords: Creative Expression, Intuition, Hope

Sapphire is the mineral corundum. While we often think of it as blue, it  comes in virtually any color of the rainbow including pink, purple, orange (Padparadsha), yellow, green, colorless, and red (ruby), black.  Each color sapphire has basic sapphire energies as well as those related to its own color and the minute mineral inclusions that cause that color.

Spiritual and Psychic Lore

Sapphire is a stone of intuition and meditation. Using a sapphire during meditation can enhance ones innate intuition and bring to light all manner of creative expression that can be locked within the self. In this, sapphire is excellent not only for Light workers but also for artists and other creatives. 

Sapphire is used to bring joy, peace, and beauty through meditation into this plane. It can bring fulfillment of dreams and prosperity. 

Many times sapphire is used for protection in psychic and ritual work, as well as in the every day realm.  It has strong energy for general protection, as well as protection from evil.

Mental and Emotional Properties

Sapphire is  beneficial for mental clarity. It lessens confusion and shows the way to hope. It can bring this hope into life where there was hopelessness. This relieves depression and can ease anxieties, as often we tend to make more of the negative of a situation and forget the positive. Seeing a situation clearly brings relief from these negative, muddy thought patterns. Sapphire also can improve communication by bringing this clarity.

Physical Conditions Properties

Physically it is used in crystal healing for lowering fevers, burns and inflammation. It is also used for hearing problems, cancer, insomnia, clinical depression, bleeding, blood vessels, hair loss, vision problems, viruses, back ache, nails, and skin problems.  Note that healing crystal meanings are spiritual supports to healing and are not prescriptions or healthcare information.

Related Chakras

Sapphire is primarily related to the third eye or brow chakra, ajna, though it is also related to the throat chakra. Different color sapphires may also be related to other chakras.

Other Information

All types of  sapphire have the basic properties noted. For properties associated with different varieties  such as Ruby or others, see the page for that particular type. 

Black Sapphire is said to be excellent for finding work,  and spiritual protection.  Star sapphire is a wonderful stone for protection from radiation.

More on Sapphire From My Personal Perspective

The first ring I ever had was a sapphire — a red one, aka Ruby — given to me by my Great Aunt. Later in life I bought myself a blue Sapphire ring, not realizing at the time that they were the same corundum in different colors.  Over time, with meditation, I’ve learned what the issues are that draw me repeatedly to this stone. If you find yourself drawn to Sapphire — or any stone — work with it to see what lesson it is bringing you. You might be surprised. I was. 


Faceted Sapphire Example
Faceted Sapphire Example

Rock Lore & Tidbits: 

Water Sapphire is a trade name for Iolite, and is not a true sapphire at all.

Hardness (Mohs): 9
Color(s): Blue, Red (Ruby), Orange (Padparadsha), Yellow, Green, Black, Colorless, others
Transparency:  Translucent to transparent
Lustre: Vitreous
Common / Notable Locations:  Burma (Myanmar), India

Natural Blue and Green Sapphire Crystals
Natural Blue and Green Sapphire Crystals

Hattip to for mineral information on sapphire, and Love Is In The Earth by Melody and Laurence Hargrave, for select metaphysical information.View sapphire information at

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