Please allow 2-3 weeks shipping as we are in Bangkok Thailand at this time. Beautiful Sterling Silver Leaf Pendant with Natural Earth Minded Untreated Sapphire. The pendant weighs 5,7 grams. The total WEIGHT of Sapphire is 9,8 carats. The length of the pendant is 40 mm. The width is 19 mm.
The Sterling Silver Pendant is Rhodium plated which prevent silver from oxidation and keeps it always shinny. Rhodium belongs to the Platinum group of metals. Rhodium plated silver is the best type of silver to buy on the market cause it will never tarnish, looks better than real white gold.
The sapphire is the birthstone for the month of September. The name sapphire is derived from the Latin word ““saphirus” and the Greek word “sapheiros,” both meaning blue. Some believe that the name sapphire is derived from its association with the planet Saturn. The name can be roughly be translated to mean “dear to the planet Saturn” in many different languages.
Kings wore sapphires around their necks as a powerful defense from harm. They preserved the wearer from envy and attracted divine favor. In the 12th Century, the sapphire was known as the most appropriate stone for ecclesiastical rings. The Cingalese believed that the star sapphire served as protection and a guard against witchcraft. The great Oriental traveler, Sir Richard Francis Burton, had a large star sapphire which he referred to as his “talisman,” for it always brought him good horses and prompt attention wherever he went. Just the mere sight of the stone was believed to bring luck and he showed it to people everywhere he went. King Solomon wore a sapphire ring. And in modern times, the sapphire grew notorious when we saw Prince Charles give a sapphire engagement ring to Lady Diana.
The sapphire has, for centuries, been seen as a symbol of the heavens, a guardian of innocence, a bestower of truth, a promoter of good health, and a preserver of chastity. It is believed to brings gifts of fulfillment, joy, prosperity, inner peace and beauty. Some wore it to ward off illness or as protection while traveling.