Sapphire rings display irresistible beauty and splendid glamour. They are an astound choice of the Royals and the celebrities since time immemorial to us. Birthstone of September, sapphire comes in a wide range of colors, showcasing elegance and dazzle. Though fashion trends tend to change with time, sapphire engagement rings in gold have always awed women with classic yet modern appeal.
The sapphire gemstone belongs to the corundum group; the members of this group are known for their excellent hardness - 9 on the Mohs scale. It is intriguing to know that their hardness is only superseded by that of the diamonds’. Small amounts of minerals such as titanium, chromium, iron, copper and/or magnesium can give corundum purple, orange, blue, yellow, and/or green color. Though blue sapphire engagement rings have been foremost choice, yet easy availability and change in choice have marked the increased love for various other colored sapphire rings as well. Nicole Richie is an acclaimed celebrity name who wears a pink sapphire engagement ring.
Main sources of Sapphire are the basaltic lava rocks and river sands and gravels of Burma, Sri Lanka, Ceylon, and Pailin in Cambodia. Other sources of loose sapphire are Australia, Brazil, Kashmir, Kenya, and Montana (USA). In Australia, the history of sapphire gemstones stretches back to more than 150 years. The very first sapphire was reported here in the year 1851 when it was recovered during gold mining on the Macquarie and Cudgegong rivers in New South Wales. Talking about Montana, sapphires were first discovered here in 1865 by early gold prospectors mining the Missouri river near Helena. These gemstones were the very first sapphires found in the United States that were gem quality. There is a new and important source of gem quality sapphires in the market – Madagascar, where sapphires were first noticed in 1991. Its blue sapphires are similar in appearance, quality, and material to those from Sri Lanka.
The ancient Persians called it as ‘Gem of Heaven’ and believed that Sapphires were chips from the pedestal that supported the earth, and that its reflections gave the sky its colors. The guardians of innocence, Sapphires symbolize truth, sincerity and faithfulness, and are thought to bring peace, joy and wisdom to their owners. In ancient times it was believed that when the wearer of a Sapphire faced challenging obstacles, the gem's power enabled them to find the correct solution. It was also believed that a Sapphire immersed in water formed an elixir that could cure the bite of scorpions and snakes. Alternatively, if it was worn as a talisman pendant, it would protect the wearer against evil spirits. It is said to protect one from poverty, help him achieve better financial status, improved life security and is also said to remove misfortune and melancholy. In olden times, kings wore sapphire rings, as it was believed that the royal blue gem could connect them with divine forces and assist them in making wise and fair decisions. These valuable rings serve as an inspiration to antique sapphire engagement rings today.
Oval, round, cushion and emerald are the most common cuts for sapphire, due to the typical shape of sapphire rough. Other popular sapphire shapes include pear, briolette, heart and marquise. Star sapphires are cut into the cabochon shape in order to develop and properly display the star effect. Interestingly, these resplendent gems can be set in almost all prominent setting types like prong, bezel, gypsy, channel, double prong, etc. Due to these features, sapphire rings are available in all styles. Let’s know about them:
These rings have sapphire gemstone in the centre, perfectly framed by a halo of dazzling diamonds. People well associate it with their love and believe that these rings convey the message, ‘Your heart will always be surrounded by my love’. Sapphire engagement rings in platinum are prominent under this category.
These rings showcase the beauty of a single sapphire. No other gemstone is used and all attention is on the sapphire. These rings are popularly believed to convey the message, ‘You are my one, and the only one’.
Here, three gemstones are used, symbolizing the eternal love in past, present and future. They silently convey, ‘I love you forever’. The central gemstone is sapphire, flanked by other gem on each side. Mostly, people prefer blue sapphire and diamond engagement ring.
These rings are in form of bands which are encrusted with sapphires. Full eternity rings have gemstones all over the circumference and half eternity rings have them on the outer part. Though these rings may also have other gemstones along with sapphires, yet diamonds are an outstanding choice.
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