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Everything you need to know about Blue Sapphire

Monday, July 13th, 2020

Sapphire is an amazing choice for your heirloom ring, they have such an incredible sparkle and is almost as strong as a diamond. Ranking at 9 on the MOHS scale, Blue Sapphire is an incredible and durable stone.

Blue Sapphire is the most popular and sought after type of Sapphire. Sapphire exists in a rainbow of colours including pink, yellow, green and grey, but the inky-blue variety is the best known. This precious stone is September’s birthstone and the traditional wedding anniversary gift for the 5th and 45th year of marriage.

What is Sapphire?

Sapphire is a precious gemstone that comes from the corundum mineral which is a crystallised form of aluminium oxide. Corundum forms in crystalline rocks, which contain what we know as sapphires or rubies, based on other minerals present during formation.

This mix of minerals work together over thousands of years, resulting in beautiful and rare gemstones like Sapphire. Sapphire is an extremely durable stone and doesn’t scratch easily. They rank at 9 on the MOHs scale of hardness, second only to diamond.

The name sapphire comes from the Greek word “sapphirus”, meaning “blue”. Sapphires have long been the prized possessions of emperors, kings and queens for thousands of years, making it the most in demand coloured gemstone.

The meaning behind Blue Sapphire

Sapphire was once thought to guard against evil and poisoning. Traditionally a favourite stone of priests and kings, the sparkling Sapphire symbolises purity and wisdom. The Sapphire stone is forever associated with sacred things and considered the gem of all gems. They are said to bring luck, loyalty and happiness in love, making it the perfect stone in an engagement ring.

To the ancient and medieval world, Sapphire signified the height of celestial hope and faith, and was believed to bring protection, good fortune and spiritual insight. They are said to bring luck, loyalty and happiness in love.

Queen of Hearts Blue Sapphire

A crown of sparkling classic diamonds encircles a round half carat blue sapphire in a perfect halo. The blue sapphire sparkles brilliantly making Queen of Hearts the ultimate statement engagement ring. Halo engagement rings became hugely popular in the 1920s, Chupi has been inspired by the vintage rings her Grandmother used to wear and designed Queen of Hearts to be a future heirloom.

Love is All Blue Sapphire

One tiny blue sapphire flanked by two classic diamonds sparkle on your finger, each representing a word of that immortal phrase Love Is All. Whether a gift to someone special or a reminder to yourself, this is the perfect ring to mark a precious moment.

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Choose the perfect ring to propose with, pair your wedding band with your engagement ring, build your stack or find that perfect piece to mark a meaningful moment.

Our expert team are on hand to talk you through our beautiful collections of precious jewellery. To get a closer look and try on some of our sparkling stones, visit our store in the heart of Dublin and discuss your requirements with our expert consultants. Book an in-store appointment here.

Can’t make it to our store? Book an appointment with our incredible team of experts in our Dublin Studio from anywhere in the world. Our jewellery consultants are available via video to take you through our beautiful collections; whether it’s an heirloom ring, engagement ring, wedding band, or a piece to mark a special moment. Book a Virtual Appointment here

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