You may have noticed a recent trend in these brilliant blue engagement rings showing up all over social media. Instead of the classic center diamond stone, many are now choosing a vibrant sapphire, surrounded by the classical diamonds we have all come to associate with engagement.
In an engagement ring, a sapphire symbolizes fidelity and sincerity. Sapphires are also known to represent good fortune, wisdom and godliness. The use of sapphires date back to the time of the old testament where it is believed that the tablets given to Moses on Mt. Sinai were engraved in sapphire tablets. King Solomon is said to have worn an engraved sapphire amulet in the days of the first temple. The Ancient Persians believed that the earth was created from sapphire and that the sky was blue because it reflected this gem. Other cultures believe that the sapphire is capable of healing the body.
Sapphires have been worn by royals for many years. In fact, the British Crown Jewels is adorned by many large sapphires. The most well known sapphire in present day is Princess Diana’s famous blue sapphire engagement ring. Now worn by Katie Middleton, the 12-carat sapphire is surrounded by 14 diamonds. Other celebrity adorned by sapphire engagement rings include: Penelope Cruz, Jenny McCarthy, Elizabeth Hurley, and Victoria Beckham.
Indulge in this trend of royalty with a sapphire engagement ring or wedding band. Allurez has a large selection of gorgeous sapphire jewelry, visit our website or contact an Allurez representative today to find the perfect design for you.