Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Delightful Discoveries - Sacred to Saturn 09.01.10

The word sapphire is believed to have its origins in the Sankskrit word sanipriya which means "sacred to Saturn". Saturn, in turn, being the Roman god, for which the planet was named, was the god of harmony and knowledge, and these qualities are associated with both the gemstone and the color.

When most people think of sapphire, they think of the magnificent blue gemstone that is the birthstone of the month of September. It's interesting to note that originally, the term sapphire is believed to have referred to a different blue stone - lapis lazuli! You might be interested to know that in addition to this rich deep blue, sapphire gemstones, a form of corundum, can come in virtually all the colors of the rainbow except red. Red corundum is commonly known as ruby. Today, I'm sharing some gorgeous sapphire blue items - all of which are in the deep sapphire blue that is found in only the most exquisite of blue sapphires. Enjoy!

Naturally, there are some amazing jewelry pieces found in this stunning blue color -

Cobalt Blue Seaglass Stacker Necklace from JoyfulDsign
Sterling Magen David bracelet, lapis from Meredithbead
Eyeglass Holder Necklace w Lapis, Tensha, and Blue Goldstone from MysticWynd
Maxus - Blue Chainmalle Bracelet from youvegotmaille
Blue lapis wire wrapped ring any size from SunshineDaydreamz
Simple and Sweet 2 (Swarovski Crystal, Sterling Silver) from MariaBellaJewelry

as well as some versatile blue fashions and accessories.

Super Snuggly Chunky knit cowl Navy Blue
from happiknits
Vintage 1960's Navy Blue Double-Breasted Day Dress from orangetwine **
Fingerless Gloves Blue from branda

Blue has long been a smart looking favorite for business office and school related supplies -

Leather Journal- The Monk With Sapphire Blue Celtic Cross Medallions
from ArtisanGraham
Golden girl and patchwork blossom, extra large hand printed moleskine cahiers notebook from cutiepiecompany
Vintage SAPPHIRE BLUE large faux leather satchel from AdrianCompanyVintage

and since blue is the #1 favorite color all-around, you can find it virtually everywhere for every use - in home decor, in cosmetics, and just for fun items!

Pillow cushion, reverse applique, blue baroque from tractorgirl
SAPPHIRE CITY- Pure Mineral Eye Shadow from purefusionmakeup
Memories Scrapbook Photo Album Handmade from memoriesforlifesb

This is just such a small sampling of some of the beautiful sapphire blues that are available on Etsy! I think you'll find that this shade of blue is extremely versatile as well as being one of the most richest blues there is!

Tomorrow, I'm featuring my hubby's favorite color - clear. (Now you know what I have to put up with... there's no such thing as verdigris, but clear is a color... hmmm) I'll look forward to your comments on today's beautiful sapphire blue collection as well as looking forward to your nominations for tomorrow's clear beauties! Just click here to e-mail me the link to the page of the shop where I can see your nominees.

Scheduling and posting of my articles for this week has become a bit erratic due to a family emergency with my daughter that blew away my schedule last night and today, as well as trying to sort out some team issues for team posts, so bear with me. Everything will be as close to on schedule as I can keep it! (Emergencies withstanding!) I hope your week is going smoother than mine :)

** (denotes an undiscovered/underdiscovered shop of the day!)


cutiepie company said...

Thanks for including my journal in your lovely roundup!
cheers, Milly

Baby Burgomaster said...

Thank you so much for including my mineral makeup on your blog!!!

Splendid Little Stars said...

lovely color and great items!

Denise said...

What a beautiful article - thanks for sharing my cobalt seaglass stacker necklace in this sapphire story! Denise at JOYful D*Sign

Beth said...

Thank you for including my ring! I love this color & the whole collection! Funny how guys are, huh... clear as a favorite color?! Lol!

MariaBellaJewelry said...

This is a really good blog post. Very interesting. Thank you for adding my earrings to your blog.

memoriesforlifescrapbooks said...

Thanks for featuring my album Karen :)

Becca said...

lovely picks! I love the vintage satchel :) Thank you so much for including my cowl xoxo

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