Alongside diamonds, emeralds, and rubies, sapphires are among the top class of precious jewels. For centuries, sapphires have been one of the most popular gemstones in the world. In ancient cultures, these precious stones were believed to have strong protective and medicinal powers. They grew to become the gem of choice for medieval clergy and royalty as they were seen as a symbol of honesty and wisdom. As a symbol of luck, kings and other respected people wore sapphire rings for special events.
Today, sapphire rings impart the feeling of the antique romance and are still highly coveted by many. Due to its symbolism and precious quality, sapphire has been the preferred choice of a gem for royalty across the world. As a matter of fact, the British crown jewel is made from a collection of many large sapphires. Sapphire won’t scratch easily due to its hardness.
The most popular sapphire ring in the modern world is Kate Middleton’s sapphire engagement ring; admired throughout the world for its exquisite, yet formidable appearance. Formerly worn by Princess Diana, the ring flaunts an 8-carat sapphire center with over ten surrounding diamond inflections. Amongst the plethora of available sapphire colors in existence, the most popular and rarest one is blue.
Naturally, sapphires occur in an array of different colors, the rarest and pricey of them being blue. The most valuable aspect of a blue sapphire is its vibrancy. Sapphires that come in other colors are known as fancies are a splendid choice of a colorful center stone, they give a unique appeal.
The Natural Sapphire Company
Established in 1939, the natural sapphire company specializes in the production and distribution of jewelry made from the highest quality of sapphire. The natural sapphire company has built a strong foundation of ethics and superior trust with their customers in the last 70 years of its existence.