The ancient Persians believed sapphires were a chip of the pedestal that supported the earth, and its reflection is what gives the sky its color.
The jeweler allows me to wear the sapphire blue lake on my finger, the emerald green leaves around my neck, and take the citrine sunset with me wherever I go. Jewelry has become my daytime link to nature in an office with no windows. And if I have to work late, there’s nothing like diamond stars and a pearl full moon against an onyx night sky. – Astrid Alauda
Sapphire, the name taken from the Greek word ‘sappheiros’ meaning blue stone.
These deeply desired gemstones, the hardest stone after diamond, can come in a myriad of colors (referred to as fancy sapphires’) are most eye catching and valued for their namesake blue hue and are thought of as a ‘celestial stone’.
Renowned by connoisseurs and specialists, the Kashmir color is regarded as the most beautiful and valuable. Its color intense blue and very subtle undertones of purple as well as the Burmese, its color ranging from rich, royal blue to a deep cornflower blue.
The sapphire traditionally symbolizes nobility, truth, sincerity, and faithfulness. This prized stone has decorated royalty and clergy members for centuries and has long been associated with royalty and romance; this association was reinforced in 1981, when Prince Charles gave a blue sapphire as an engagement ring to Lady Diana Spencer.
There are several famous, legendary sapphires including the Star of Bombay, Bismarck Sapphire, Rockefeller Sapphire and the Logan Sapphire, at 422.99 carats its one of the largest faceted gem-quality blue sapphires in the world.