Everything You Need to Know About Caring For Sapphire
Since ancient times, Sapphire has captivated with its beauty and endless healing energies. Folks in ancient times used it to protect them from poison and disease, while modern-day metaphysicians use it as bling and for protection against toxic energies. Sparkling sapphire is also used by those who want to welcome clarity, courage, and deeper consciousness in their world.
Sapphire is a 9 on the Mohs hardness scale, which means it’s strong like a diamond, durable, and easy to clean. It is, however, a precious stone, so it’s always a good idea to use a light hand when caring for the gem.
How to Physically Clean Sapphire
Every three or four months, give your precious Sapphire a royal bath with warm, soapy water. Use a soft bristle toothbrush to gently remove any accumulated grime, but be sure to use a gentle hand.
Never use harsh chemicals or acids such as lemon juice to clean Sapphire, as it will cause damage.
If your Sapphire is high quality, consider having it professionally cleaned and checked once a year. Most jewelers provide this service free or for a nominal fee. They’ll also check your stone’s setting to tighten loose prongs or fix any problems which could cause you to lose your Sapphire.
How to Energetically Cleanse and Charge Sapphire
Along with all of your crystals and gemstones, you’ll want to keep your Sapphire energetically cleansed and charged to get the most benefit from its healing powers. While there are many different ways to cleanse a gem energetically, it’s a good idea to create a habit of using methods that are safe for all of your crystals – and gemstones.
One of the best ways to safely cleanse and charge your Sapphire and other gemstones is to simply leave it in the presence of Clear Quartz, the master cleanser and energy amplifier. Clear Quartz will detox your Sapphire of any negative energies it has absorbed and will restore it to its full power.
Another way to cleanse and charge your Sapphire energetically is to leave it under the light of the full moon. Moonlight is a favored and safe way to cleanse any crystal type, rough or polished since they do not come into contact with anything except soft moonlight.
There is a 9-day period during the moon cycle (waxing Gibbous, Full Moon, and Waning Gibbous) where there is sufficient moonlight to cleanse them. However, it is possible to use any phase of the moon if you are practiced at calling in subtle energies. Place your Sapphire outside on a table or near a window that is bathed in the moonlight for a few hours. In the morning your crystal will be ready to go back to work.
You can also cleanse and charge your Sapphire safely by smudging it with Sage or Palo Santo. Simply fire up your Sage or Palo Santo and wave it over your Sapphire for a good cleanse and reboot.
Others swear by using sound to cleanse and recharge their Sapphire and other crystals. Try using the beautiful sound and vibration of a singing bowl to keep your gems in top shape.
It’s a good idea to store your Sapphire pieces separately from the rest of your crystals and gemstones. Other stones, metals, and especially diamonds can easily scratch your Sapphire. On the other hand, your Sapphire can damage your softer gemstones.
Keep your Sapphire separate with a compartmentalized jewelry box, or store your piece in a jewelry pouch to keep it and your other gems safe.
Care for your beautiful, powerful Sapphire with safe techniques, and it will care for you for many years to come!