The Eternal Favourite: Sapphire Jewellery Designs
While some say that sapphire derives its name from the planet Saturn, others believe that it is derived from the Greek word ‘sapheiros’, meaning blue. You still remember the Heart of Ocean sapphire featured in the movie Titanic, don’t you? Many iconic pieces of sapphire jewellery are made with blue sapphires and we tend to consider the colour and the stone as synonymous. However, it is interesting to note that sapphires are available in a variety of colours other than blue as well. These stones symbolise qualities such as nobility, love, truth, faithfulness and commitment, etc. which made them a favourite with erstwhile kings and clergy. Today, many young men buy sapphire jewellery designs for their loved ones because of these very qualities. Notwithstanding these qualities, sapphire has a charm and allure few jewellery lovers can resist. Blue, pink, or yellow, you can now buy sapphire jewellery designs online from BlueStone and celebrate the everlasting beauty they lend to you.
Sapphire Rings: A Test of Fidelity
In the 13th century, the Catholic Church instituted a waiting period between an engagement and a wedding. During this time, it was believed that if a person was untrue to their partner, the sapphire ring they wore would change colour. Today, we may not believe or practice such a superstition, but the sapphire stone has stayed a popular choice with engagement rings. One of the most famous engagement rings from recent history is Princess Diana’s sapphire ring, which Prince Harry gave to his fiancée, Catherine Middleton on their engagement. This ring features a 12 carat oval, blue diamond surrounded by a halo of 14 solitaire diamonds. While a 12 carat ring may be a little beyond your budget, you could consider the Exemplary Ring or the Treasure Trove Ring with blue sapphires and diamonds. On the other hand, if you’re looking for something a little sleeker, the Zula Ring or the Ayusha Ring may suit you more.
Sapphire Jewellery Designs: A Talisman for Some, a Protector for Others
Sapphires have been associated with mystical powers for many ages. Sir Richard Francis Burton is known to have carried a large star sapphire with him while he explored the Orient. It was believed that whoever saw the stone would have good luck and Sir Burton credited the success of many of his explorations to this stone. Erstwhile kings also wore Sapphires around their necks to protect them from evil spirits.
Today, you don’t have to be royalty to wear a sapphire necklace. When you buy sapphire jewellery online from us, you can choose classy pieces like the Samyukta Necklace which combine the azure beauty of sapphires and the white radiance of pearls. The Vanajakshi Necklace is another sapphire necklace you can consider. The iridescence of diamonds and the royal charm of blue sapphires come together in this piece, making it an all-time favourite with our customers. If you prefer a dainty pendant over a heavy necklace, opt for our sapphire pendant designs like the Floral Harmony Pendant or the Soika Pendant.
Earrings to Envy in Blue, Pink or Yellow Sapphire
Along with her engagement ring, Princess Diana was also often seen wearing a pair or oval, sapphire stud earrings. These earrings were later remodelled to drop earrings by the current Duchess of Cambridge. Sapphire jewellery prices can be a little on the higher side but a pair of earrings is always within one’s budget. If you’re looking for studs, try out the Equitable Saga Earrings or the Floral Harmony Earrings with blue sapphires. Alternatively, you could wear danglers like the Ecstatic Foliole Earrings or the Kanishka Drop Earrings. If blue isn’t your favourite colour, you could pick the Licorice Earrings with yellow sapphires of the Adela Earrings with pink sapphires. White sapphires are not very common, but if white is what your heart desires, we have the Orbicular Touch Earrings. Made of 18kt white gold and studded with oval-shaped white sapphires and white diamonds, this pair is a celebration of the colour white.
Big or Small, Sapphires Radiate Sophistication
At 1404 carats, the Blue Star sapphire recently discovered in Sri Lanka is the largest sapphire in the world. However, smaller sapphires like the ones used in the Jasmine Nose Screw or the Primrose Nose Pin are no less beautiful. These delicate nose pins add to the beauty and grace of a woman without overshadowing her natural elegance. You could wear sapphires set in a bangle or bracelet like the Casyan Bangle or the Being Together Bracelet.
Sapphire Jewellery Designs for Kids
Sapphires are not just for the royal ladies and noblemen. The little princess at your home also looks dazzling when she wears a pendant or a pair of earrings made with sapphires. The Princess Love Pendant for Kids is the best gift you can choose for your daughter who is a great fan of the movie Frozen. This white gold pendant featuring a pink sapphire has the words ‘Let it Go’ inscribed on it. The Anna Elsa Mismatch Earrings for Kids is another piece our designers have crafted for the little fans of Frozen. The Pretty Butterfly Pendant for Kids and its earring version come studded with pink sapphires. Your little one will look as stunning as a butterfly when she has these golden butterflies to adorn her.
Along with being romantic symbols of commitment, sapphires are also said to boost productivity and keep the wearer from negative thoughts. Some people also believe that it can promote good health and that it has healing properties. Though none of these beliefs can be proved, sapphires are guaranteed to look lovely on anyone. So browse through our sapphire jewellery design collection and pick your favourites.