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.
So what do you think of sapphires? Do you wear them at all? Leave your comments in the box below.