Blue sapphire engagement rings are in vogue. The splendid blue of sapphire is a true spell binder. Since former Kate Middleton has displayed her sapphire engagement ring, the world of jewels has noticed a marked liking about sapphire rings. But it is not the first time that any royal family member has selected a sapphire center stone instead of diamond.
There are many examples of imperial sapphire choice. Look back a little and you’ll find that the tradition of giving sapphires as engagement ring was common among the British Royal Family. Though the most photographed royal sapphire engagement ring was of Lady Diana, Princess of Wales but there were many other sapphire engagement rings in the royal family history.
Queen Elizabeth received a radiant Kashmir sapphire and diamond engagement ring and Princess Marina, duchess of Kent received a 7-carat square-cut sapphire engagement ring. The ring also had baguette diamonds and was set in platinum.
Alice, the duchess of Gloucester was another royal lady who received a sapphire engagement ring. Her ring had a princess-cut sapphire in the center. And Princess Anne’s sapphire ring had a diamond on each side. She was the first royal in 200 years who married a commoner.
Princess Alexandra, Princess Diana and now Princess Catherine have picked an oval sapphire engagement ring encircled by diamonds.
Former Kate Middleton’s engagement ring is a family heirloom which was given to Princess Diana by Prince Charles as an engagement present.
These are just few names associated with sapphire engagement rings. It’s true that the glamor and elegance of sapphire has just increased with time and with every passing day it will even shine more brightly.
You have decided to get engaged. Now the important thing is to choose an engagement ring. Of course you can’t pick any ring out there in the store. After all it is a very important part of your life and it is the indication of a new beginning. So it needs special attention. Diamonds are abundant and if you like to change the track then a sapphire engagement ring is a right and best alternative to diamond rings.
Sapphire rings are not new to the world and even as an engagement present, they were cherished by generations. Prince Charles and Princess Diana had selected a sapphire centered diamond halo engagement ring for their engagement and the same ring was given to Princess Catherine by Prince William on their engagement day. Penelope Cruz and Heather Mills also exhibit uniquely beautiful sapphire engagement rings.
We know that sapphires are the second hardest gem in the world and it comes in almost every color of spectrum. Blue sapphire is though the best and the most popular choice of folks but pink, yellow and orange sapphire rings are equally famous.
A sapphire engagement ring symbolizes loyalty, devotion, trust, sincerity and strong bonding. Its beauty is unmatched and a sapphire ring is comparatively less pricey. There are as many designs available as you can imagine. If you like a more customized piece then you can have one.
Sapphires come in different shapes and cuts. Princess and emerald –cut are the two most desired shapes as they maximize the reflection of light. Bold sapphire stone set in platinum or gold with pave diamond band is a really nice option for engagement ring design.
With countless designs and different shapes and quality, sapphire engagement rings are a true alternative to their diamond counterpart. So just choose one for you and fill your memories with brilliance of blue.