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Green Sapphire is a green colored, rare and precious gemstone of the Corundum mineral family. In Vedic astrology, this gemstone represents planet Mercury and is worn to bring calmness and positivity, improve concentration, self-confidence and overall mental health.
The meaning of green sapphires is that it symbolizes tranquility and calmness. A green sapphire’s significance is also associated with trust, loyalty, and integrity. It’s often thought that those who wear green sapphire jewelry are encouraging love, thoughtfulness, and peace.
Like other types of sapphire, green sapphire belongs to the corundum family of gemstones. Like other gemstones in the corundum family, it’s extremely hard, scoring nine out of ten on the Mohs scale of hardness (a diamond, in comparison, is scored 10 out of 10).
Like all sapphires, green sapphire is colorless when it’s pure. The green color forms as a result of the presence of iron in the stone. Over time, even a tiny amount of iron can cause the stone to take on a green color through a process called intervalence charge transfer.