These sapphires are not often seen on the market today. Sri Lankan and Madagascar sapphires are the most common today, with a wide range of colors from light blue to dark blue. With blue sapphire, the intensity of blue is the most important factor. For example, a huge sapphire with a washed-out, weak blue color is much less valuable than a much smaller stone of excellent color. An intense, rich pure cornflower blue that is not too dark or too'inky' is the most desirable colour.Overall, sapphires that are too dark or too light in color are less valuable, but light-blue sapphires often have greater brilliance that is rarely found in darker blue stones. Colorless sapphires are actually quite rare, since most stones will exhibit some faint hints of color. In the gem trade, when referring to sapphire, blue sapphire is the official designation; all other colors, including pink, green, orange, purple and white sapphire, are referred to as'fancy sapphire'.
Folklore, Legend, and Healing Properties. Its powers include spiritual enlightenment and inner peace. Sapphire is believed to offer healing properties for rheumatism, colic, and mental illness.It is also considered an antidepressant and an aid to psychokinesis, telepathy, clairvoyance and astral projection. Pearls are the birthstone for June. They are also considered to be a mystical birthstone for November and an astrological birthstone for Gemini and Cancer. Pearls are also considered to be lucky for Sagittarius. FRESH WATER PEARLS: These promote sincerity, truth and loyalty. Also is said to enhance personal integrity, soothes, calms, yet focuses attention. At one time, pearls were considered to be important financial assets, similar in price to real estate. This was because thousands of oysters had to be searched to find a single pearl. Pearls were worn by medieval knights going into battle to protect them from harm. One story claims that Cleopatra placed a pearl in a glass of wine and drank the wine once the pearl had dissolved to impress Marc Antony. The beauty of pearls have often been mentioned in history - from Homer's epic The Odyssey, to Marco Polo's accounts of the king of China, to ancient Hindu epics. Crusaders helped to spread the use and popularity of pearls throughout Europe during the 12th and 13th centuries. Aztecs decorated the interiors of their palaces with pearls.
Ancient Greeks believed wearing pearls would prevent newlywed women from crying and promote marital bliss. Early myths said that pearls were formed when oysters rose to the water's surface and were seeded by early morning dew and the first rays of sunlight. Pearls conjure up images of some of the worlds most iconic female figures including Cleopatra. In order to prove that Egypt occupied a legacy and wealth that rendered it unconquerable, Cleopatra bet Mark Anthony that she could host the most expensive dinner in history.
So she laid a table with bare plates and filled some glasses with wine. Removing one of her pearl earrings she allowed it to dissolve into her glass of wine and drank it, winning the wager. Cleopatras fellow adorners of pearls are royals, Anne Boleyn who wore a strand of pearls with a gold B pendant around her neck and Queens Elizabeth I and II of England.
Other famous adorners of pearls include Elizabeth Taylor, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Audrey Hepburn and Coco Chanel. The item "ANTIQUE 14K GOLD GENUINE DIAMOND BLUE SAPPHIRE & PEARL PIN BROOCH VICTORIAN" is in sale since Wednesday, March 07, 2018.
This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Fine Jewelry\Fine Pins & Brooches\Diamonds & Gemstones". The seller is "4744366" and is located in Andover, Massachusetts. This item can be shipped to North, South, or Latin America, all countries in Europe, all countries in continental Asia, Australia.