While sapphires around the world are generally blue, unknown to most people is that there are also different shades of sapphire such as pink, purple, orange, yellow, green, and black. Needless to say, it is a truly rare gem.
The stone has become synonymous with royalty and romance, as a couple of recent princesses - most notably Princes Diana - were given blue sapphire engagement rings. Since sapphire symbolises sincerity and faithfulness, it is an excellent choice for an engagement ring. It is also the traditional wedding anniversary gift for a couple's 5th and 45th years.
For those in search of the perfect sapphire gift, Grays is abundant with these stones in all shades, making it the ideal place to start. Here are our current top picks...
|Sapphire and diamond tortoise brooch, platinum and gold, c1900. Offered by Nigel Norman|
|18ct Gold sapphire and emerald Mario Buccellati ring. Offered by Anthea AG Antiques|
|Carved ring set with natural ceylon sapphire and 2 mine cut old diamonds. Offered by Wimpole Antiques|
|Edwardian 18ct gold snake ring set with a sapphire & diamond eyes. Offered by The Antique Jewellery Company|
|Sapphire and diamond Art Deco engagement ring (dress ring ). Offered by Leila in the Mews|
|Sapphire and diamond pendant set in 18ct white gold. Offered by Horton London|