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I have taken a newfound liking to sapphires. I love their lustrous blue colour and the way genuine sapphires shimmer in the light.
It has also come to my attention that the birthstone for September is sapphire. Go figure!
I really don’t want to get into the chemical composition of sapphire. That’s just too boring for me. Besides, the aim of this website is to celebrate the beauty of vivid colours!
While sapphires are typically blue, they can also be found in other colours such as grey, black and pink.
Sapphires can be found in the eastern states of Australia, Thailand, Sri Lanka, China, Madagascar, East Africa and in some parts of North America, namely Montana. Natural sapphires are typically cut, polished and worn in jewellery such as necklaces and rings.
Diamond sapphire rings are exceptionally beautiful and ideal for engagements and special occasions. Rings that have been set with both sapphires and diamonds have a dramatically elegant look about them.
Culturally, the blue sapphire represents honesty, loyalty, fidelity and purity. Perhaps this is the reason why diamond sapphire rings are popular at engagement parties and pre-wedding ceremonies. Sapphire is also the gem for a 45th wedding anniversary.
Diana, Princess of Wales, Queen of Style and Grace
God rest her soul, but Princess Diana was also a huge fan of diamond and sapphire combinations. During one of her visits to Japan, she wore a diamond and sapphire choker on her forehead. Her engagement ring also consisted of 14 solitaire diamonds surrounding a 12-carat oval blue Sri Lankan sapphire set in 18-carat white gold. This beautiful, elegant ring has now been passed on to Kate Middleton whom Prince William proposed to using his mother’s engagement ring. Rest in peace beautiful Diana.
For Those of Us Who Live in the Real World
Let’s face it! Most of us are not exactly nouveau riche. Most people are working class citizens who work hard for their bread and butter, and there’s nothing wrong with that. I have scurried the internet for some amazing diamond and sapphire jewellery pieces that won’t break the bank.
The above piece is a Lab-Created Blue Sapphire and Diamond Accent Tennis Bracelet by Peermont and it is plated with 18k gold. The cheapest place to buy this is Golden NYC Jewelry. It is now $40 and has been marked down from $109.99. I will also give you a code so you can get a 20% discount. The code will be noted below.
This website also has 75% off on I LOVE YOU FOREVER Blue Swarovski Crystal Heart Necklace in 18K White Gold Plated.
It may not be made out of real diamonds, but the Swarovski crystals are set in 18k white gold. I was particularly amazed by the positive reviews this product received: 29 five star reviews and one four star review. I have also received positive comments about this necklace on my social media accounts.
Some of my other selections can be found here.
The discount code is: Holiday20
Sometimes you just gotta spoil yourself!
So what do you think of sapphires? Do you wear them at all? Please leave your comments in the box below.
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