The sapphire has long been a beloved and sought after stone. It’s notorious for its brilliant blue hue and being a closer runner up, with regard to hardness, to the diamond. Sitting pretty at a durable 9 on the Mohs scale, this vivacious gem is easily cared for and provides the wearer peace of mind for day-to-day wear.
Mined in all areas of the world, some of the most cherished have hailed from Thailand, Burma, Vietnam, Australia and Africa and have been discovered in a variety of colors. Ranging hues reminiscent of a crisp citrusy sunset to that of deep ocean blue, sapphires can be raspberry pink, yellow, and purple, orange and though rarely acknowledged, grey-black and brown. Yet it is that stunning, vivid blue that captures our eyes and hearts more often than not.
Blue being linked to royalty, romance, friendship, loyalty and harmony, the symbolism this stone carries is often of those having to do with stability and long term. It’s no surprise that many wedding rings are now donning sapphires in their settings. Additionally, during the Middle Ages, clergymen decorated themselves in sapphires to symbolize Heaven and given as gifts to restore peace amongst enemies.
Sapphires being the birthstone for the month of September make the perfect gift for anyone born during this month, as well as those celebrating their 5th or 70th wedding anniversary (Sapphire Jubilee!). Yet the occasion to adorn yourself or the one you love with sapphires should not stop there. Sapphires have been appearing a broad spectrum in the jewelry realm and one of the favorites is the art deco style.
The stunning necklace depicted in this article is a handsome original art deco. Boasting a total of 10 oval cut sapphires, totaling 7ct, nestled and linked together by an overall 8ct of pristine round cut diamonds set in platinum by the hand of a master jeweler. This ravishing necklace is sure to entrance any who are lucky enough to be in its presence. If you would like to inquire about this beautiful handcrafted piece, please feel free to stop by or call Bellevue Rare Coins for an up close and tailored viewing.