Sapphire

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Prince Aemond Targaryen with a sapphire eye, from Game of Thrones Blu-ray

Sapphires are blue gemstones prized as ornamentation.

Culture

The Summer Isles are rich in gemstones like sapphires.[1]

Tobho Mott wears a sapphire as large as a pigeon's egg on a heavy silver chain around his neck.[2]

Prince Joffrey Baratheon has a slim coronet made of gold and sapphires.[3]

Ser Loras Tyrell decorates his silver armor with tiny sapphires to represent forget-me-nots.[4]

Lady Lysa Arryn has a necklace of sapphires and moonstones.[5][6]

Ser Wylis Manderly clasps his cloack with a silver-and-sapphire trident.[7]

Dagmer Cleftjaw has rings set with chunks of sapphire, garnet, and dragonglass.[8] Illyrio Mopatis has sapphires among his various rings.[9]

Tarth is called the Sapphire Isle because of the blue of its waters.[10]

History

After he lost his eyes, the legendary Symeon Star-Eyes is said to have replaced them with star sapphires.[11]

Prince Aemond Targaryen replaced his missing eye with a sapphire.[12]

Queen Daenaera Velaryon gave Lord Alyn Velaryon a heavy golden chain with sapphires when the Oakenfist returned to King's Landing.[13]

When Cersei Lannister wed King Robert I Baratheon, her uncle Gerion gave Robert a gilded dagger with an ivory grip and a sapphire pommel.[14]

Recent Events

A Game of Thrones

The eyes of Othor appear blue as sapphires after his body is found by the Night's Watch; the corpse later rises as a wight.[15]

A Storm of Swords

To protect Brienne of Tarth, Ser Jaime Lannister tells Urswyck that Tarth is known as the Sapphire Isle. Unaware the island is so named because of the color of its waters instead of being rich in gemstones, the Brave Companions expect that Lord Selwyn Tarth will pay a large ransom for his daughter.[10][16]

A Feast for Crows

Lord Robert Arryn wears a chain of gold and sapphires.[17]

A Dance with Dragons

Among the tribute collected from the free folk passing through the Wall is a broken sword with three sapphires in its hilt.[18]

Quotes

See that you don't break any bones. The horse-faced bitch is worth her weight in sapphires.[10]

Secrets are worth more than silver or sapphires, Varys claimed.[19]

—thoughts of Tyrion Lannister

References

  1. The World of Ice & Fire, Beyond the Free Cities: The Summer Isles.
  2. A Game of Thrones, Chapter 27, Eddard VI.
  3. A Game of Thrones, Chapter 29, Sansa II.
  4. A Game of Thrones, Chapter 30, Eddard VII.
  5. A Game of Thrones, Chapter 40, Catelyn VII.
  6. A Storm of Swords, Chapter 80, Sansa VII.
  7. A Clash of Kings, Chapter 30, Arya VII.
  8. A Clash of Kings, Chapter 37, Theon III.
  9. A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 1, Tyrion I.
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 A Storm of Swords, Chapter 21, Jaime III.
  11. A Game of Thrones, Chapter 66, Bran VII.
  12. Fire & Blood, The Dying of the Dragons - The Blacks and the Greens.
  13. Fire & Blood, Under the Regents - The Voyage of Alyn Oakenfist.
  14. A Storm of Swords, Chapter 32, Tyrion IV.
  15. A Game of Thrones, Chapter 52, Jon VII.
  16. A Storm of Swords, Chapter 31, Jaime IV.
  17. A Feast for Crows, Chapter 41, Alayne II.
  18. A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 58, Jon XII.
  19. A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 5, Tyrion II.