Sapphire is a gorgeous blue gemstone that some women adore the way most love diamonds. The beautiful blue stones have their own appeal, and can be incorporated into any jewelry wardrobe.
Of course, there is a long and intricate history to this jewel.
The word sapphire is derived from the Latin words “saphirus” and the Greek word “sapheiros,” which both mean blue.
According to Gemnation.com, sapphires have a long history dating back thousands of years. In fact, ancient Persians were said to believe that the entire earth rested on an enormous sapphire, and its reflection is what made the sky look so blue.
In the modern era, sapphires are a beautiful option for women who are about to tie the knot. Both Princess Diana and Princess Anne were given engagement rings that contained the beautiful bauble.
Today, significant sapphire deposits are found in Australia, Madagascar and Sri Lanka. The ocean-colored gemstone can even be located in the United States, near the Missouri River and close to Helena, Montana.
In the new millennium, the beautiful, classic look of the stone makes it ideal for signature pieces. Pair sapphire bracelets, earrings and necklaces with blue ensembles, or mix and match colors for an eye-catching look.