The gem of truth, faithfulness, and the soul, sapphires are a perfect choice for engagement rings. The world’s most famous engagement ring is a sapphire: the 18-carat blue sapphire ring worn by Kate Middleton, an heirloom from Princess Diana. Chatham’s lab-grown blue sapphires have a velvety blue color and pure clarity seen in only the best mined gems.MORE ABOUT BLUE SAPPHIRES >>
Sapphires are the gems of fidelity, honesty, and truth. Sapphires are the reason we say “true blue” and brides wear “something blue.” Today, “something blue” is often the engagement ring. This gem of fidelity is a perfect choice to symbolize a promise. Sapphire became even more popular after Princess Diana and Kate Middleton both received the same lovely blue sapphire engagement ring.
The ancient Persians believed the earth rests on a giant sapphire and its reflections make the sky and the sea blue. The rich velvety blue of twilight, sapphire is a peaceful color you’ll never get tired of seeing.
Sapphire is most common in oval and cushion shapes. Other shapes may be difficult to find in sizes above a carat. They are durable and easy to care for with a hardness second to only diamond.