The name Sapphire is taken from the Latin word "saphirus" meaning blue. To some resigions, the blue color of the sapphire represents the heavens.
It is said the the Sapphire assists you in staying on the spiritual path, releasing blockages and providing strength. The blue Sapphire in this birthstone ring is said to help facilitate self-expression, assisting in communication and expressing your truth and beliefs.
It is also said to open and heal the thyroid and has a calming and balancing effect on the nervous system.
Sapphires are second to diamonds in hardness making the stone valuable for jewelry, as it keeps its shine and does not scratch. Another feature is that the aluminium and oxygen do not reflect light, making Sapphires transparent which is another highly prized characteristic of gemstones.