What does the word sapphire mean?

Usage examples for sapphire

  1. Eleanor had been rather flattered by the tribute until the unlucky bard had been forced by the exigencies of his rhyme to say that she had " eyes of sapphire." – Comrade Yetta by Albert Edwards
  2. I measured it with your sapphire ring. – A Duet by A. Conan Doyle
  3. You'll never get the sapphire! – The Cry at Midnight by Mildred A. Wirt