Most people probably know sapphire as the birthstone of September. Little do they know that there’s an entire history behind that.
Nowadays, sapphire engagement rings have become quite popular. Since lots of people get engaged this time of the year, we believe that it’s the perfect opportunity to talk about this precious stone.
Here’s what you should know:
Sapphire – The Stone of Royalty
Sapphires are gemstones that mostly have the color blue. This symbolizes royalty, nobility, sincerity, wisdom. You can find them in other colors, such as yellow, pink, brown, purple or red. The red ones are also called rubies.
For the longest time, sapphires have been and still are associated with the royal blood and with romance. Hence, the expression royal blue.
We have a few stories that will reinforce this affirmation.
The first story goes way back in time to 1796. Josephine received a sapphire engagement ring from her husband Napoleon Bonaparte, the French Emperor. The ring was sold during an auction in 2013 for almost one million dollars.
The second story involves Prince Charles of Great Britain. In 1981, he proposed to Lady Diana Spencer with a blue sapphire engagement ring. Princess Diana was a very charming woman, and everybody loved her.
The last story is like a sequel to the second one. Prince William proposed to Kate Middleton with the same 18 carat blue sapphire ring. People love them as a couple, and so this lead to a spike in popularity for sapphire engagement rings.
What amazes us the most about these gemstones is the color. Iron and titanium are the elements that make a sapphire that staple blue color.
However, not all sapphires can captivate us. They can appear dull if the stone doesn’t have the right hue, color, tone, and saturation.
Stones close to the natural blue color as possible are the ones that are the most expensive. What’s interesting about the stone’s color is that it changes depending on how the light hits it.
You probably didn’t know this, but there is a rare sapphire which has the color pink-orange. It’s also called padparadscha, which means lotus flower in Sinhalese.
Sapphires Are Extremely Durable Stones
The Mohs Scale of Hardness is a system that measures the ability of natural elements to withstand scratching. Sapphires got a score of nine out of ten and are known as one of the most durable stones in the world.
In fact, the only natural element that can scratch a sapphire is a diamond.
That is one good reason sapphire engagement rings are a perfect choice. Not having to worry about scratching or deteriorating it is a big plus.
Where to Buy Sapphire Engagement Rings
Sapphire is a fantastic choice as a stone for an engagement ring. You can check out the collection we have on our website.