Magnificent sapphires are one of the most popular gemstones around the world, having decorated royalty for centuries they make an elegant statement that’s perfect for every occasion.
Dating back there are many stories describing sapphires as powerful and magical stones. In Ancient Greece and Rome, Kings and Queens were convinced that blue sapphires held mystical powers that attracted heavenly blessings, giving their owners wisdom and health. Supposedly protecting the wearer from evil and witchcraft they were also used in the Middle Ages as an antidote for poison and were strongly believed to cure illness.
Today, blue sapphires are considered to represent loyalty, truth and honesty. Closely associated with royalty, sapphires are one of the four precious gemstones and sit alongside diamonds, emeralds and rubies.
Belonging to a family of minerals called corundum Sapphires are amongst the strongest natural gemstone in existence, second only to diamonds, they measure 9 on the Mohs hardness scale. Each stone is unique in colour, intensity and shade even if they appear identical to the naked eye.
Nowadays sapphire is used for more than just adorning rings, bracelets and pendants. In the luxury watch market sapphire glass is preferred for its scratch and shatter resistant properties.
Deriving from the Latin and Greek words for blue, ‘sapphirus’ and ‘sapphieros’, you probably think of a rich azure when you picture sapphires, but the stones actually come in a rainbow of hues.
The 18CT WHITE GOLD 11.47CT SAPPHIRE AND 1.10CT DIAMOND BRACELET features an array of stunning sapphires in purple, pink and yellow tones. Each stone is beautifully framed by glistening round diamonds giving the bracelet an eye catching and unforgettable look. Worn with the fiery sparkle of the 18CT WHITE GOLD SAPPHIRE AND DIAMOND NECKLACE this magnificent pairing make for a truly show stopping combination destined to light up any room.
The 18CT WHITE GOLD 1.74CT PINK SAPPHIRE AND DIAMOND ETERNITY RING exudes an exquisite style and personality. The bold rub over setting creates its unique shape and paired with the rose hue of pink sapphires it is an eloquent twist on a traditional sapphire ring.
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