Difference between revisions of "Sapphire"

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Sapphires are extremely rare and in [[period]] probably came to [[Europe]] from [[India]] via the [[Silk Road]].
 
Sapphires are extremely rare and in [[period]] probably came to [[Europe]] from [[India]] via the [[Silk Road]].
  
 
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Sapphires take their name from a Greek word meaning "blue stone". Also known as the "Stone of Heaven", during the [[Middle Ages]]
 
*sapphire (also known as ''ultramarine''; originally referred to lapis lazuli; changed its identity following the [[Crusades]])
 
*sapphire (also known as ''ultramarine''; originally referred to lapis lazuli; changed its identity following the [[Crusades]])
 
*cyan (azurite or poss. sodalite; also referred to a ceramic imitation of ''turquoise'')
 
*cyan (azurite or poss. sodalite; also referred to a ceramic imitation of ''turquoise'')

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