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Black Sapphire Press is an independent publisher formed by a consortium of writers to publish, edit, support and showcase talent. If you are interested in coming forward and submitting your work for consideration and work alongside other writers, please get in contact. 

All royalties are retained by the author.  All works are published under Black Sapphire Press. All writers must be prepared to promote their work via readings and tours, as well as Social Media. Black Sapphire Press is founded by award-winning writer Karline Smith in 2018.

We accept fiction, poetry and short stories. Sounds good? Get in touch.

Introduction to the Meaning and Uses of Black Sapphire 

The enduring and alluring Sapphire forms in more colors than just the legendary blue. Each color exhibits its own unique metaphysical properties and vibrational patterns, yet all are Stones of Wisdom. They honor the higher mind, bringing intuition, clarity and self-mastery. Worn throughout the ages for protection, good fortune and spiritual insight, Sapphires are not only symbols of power and strength, but also of kindness and wise judgment. 

Black Sapphire brings the wisdom of confidence in one’s own intuition. It is a grounding stone, one of protection and centering, of both the body and inherent energy forces. It deflects negativity from others, especially as a Star Sapphire, and provides a calm strength in high stress or chaotic situations. Black Sapphire shields those with mediumistic or clairvoyant abilities and is excellent for dispelling doubt and relieving anxiety and sorrow. It is also reputed to be an effective talisman for seeking and maintaining employment. [Melody, 586][Hall, 253][Eason, 202] 

Black Sapphire is a variety of Corundum, an aluminum oxide mineral that forms in prismatic tabular, bipyramidal or rhombohedral crystals, as well as granular or massive habits, and may be translucent to opaque. It most often forms as black or brownish-black, though sometimes may be dark green, dark brown, or gray in color. The name Corundum is of Indian origin, derived from the Sanskrit korund and applied to opaque massive gems, generally of a dull color. With the exception of Red Corundum, which is Ruby, all other colors of Corundum are Sapphires. [Simmons, 339][][Fernie, 140][Eason, 202] 

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