Highly prized for their stunning hues and vibrancy and a popular gemstone amongst the royals, sapphire really is a gemstone to adorn. Derived from the Latin word for blue, sapphire gemstones have been used in jewellery for many hundreds of years and it still one of the most used stones. Read on to discover more about this stunning gemstone that’s comes in a rainbow of colours.
The history of Sapphire
Little is known about where and when sapphire gemstones first appeared, but it is believed that the first sapphires were mined in Sri Lanka around the 7th BC. Sapphires quickly become a symbol of prosperity in many communities where these gemstones were first mined. According to legend the Ancient Persians believed sapphire gemstones gave the sky its colour and also thougt wearing these gemstones could bring good luck.
Why Sapphire Jewellery?
Alongside ruby, emerald and diamond, sapphire is one 4 precious gemstones and this gemstones’ enduring appeal has stood the test of time. A coruscating and distinctive choice, sapphires have been valued for their mesmerising colours and durability for millennia. In rare circumstances, an unusual phenomenon can occur. These extraordinary gemstones can develop chameleon-like qualities. A ‘colour-change’ sapphire can change colour when exposed to different light sources. A true wonder of nature, these gems are as beautiful as they are unique.
Originating from the Persian "Saffir", or the Greek "Sapphiros", the best-known colour associated with sapphire is blue. However, a sapphire can be found in a kaleidoscopic range of colours; including pink, orange, yellow, purple, black and even yellow. All our coloured sapphires are as nature intended, completely natural and untreated. After diamond, sapphire is the hardest gemstone on the planet which makes them a perfect choice for the centre stone of an engagement ring. Sapphire is also the birthstone of the month September, so if you’re thinking about an elegant personal gift for a Virgo or Libra then a Sapphire Antique Ring would make an exceptional gift.
Sapphire Antique Rings
Discover antique and vintage engagement rings featuring dazzling sapphires. Sapphire is said to be the gemstone of harmony, friendship and loyalty. Our collection comprises styles from across the periods from Georgian, Victorian, Edwardian, Art Deco and Mid Century. All exquisitely designed by craftsman from a bygone era to showcase these incredible vibrant gemstones. Discover antique and vintage engagement rings featuring dazzling sapphires. Sapphire is said to be the gemstone of harmony, friendship and loyalty.