Sapphires are fine gemstones used to create stunning pieces of custom jewelry. The deep blues of the rare sapphires from Kashmir evoke a sense of regency and extravagance. With the passion, creativity, and inspired craftsmanship of our designers, you can turn sapphire into a wearable treasure worthy of admiration.
Origins and Meaning of the Sapphire
Sapphire is a variety of corundum. It is most recognized for its rich, velvety blue. Its name originates from the Greek word sappheiros, likely referring to lapis lazuli, another mineral known for its blue color. Sapphire has traditionally represented nobility, faithfulness, and truth. It historically was worn by clergy and royalty.
In ancient Rome and Greece, sapphires were seen as protective tokens for kings and queens, safeguarding wearers from harm and envy. During the Middle Ages, clergy used sapphires to symbolize heaven. One of the most well-known sapphires is Princess Diana’s engagement ring that now belongs to Kate Middleton.
While sapphires are recognized for their blue color, other varieties exist. Sapphires come in every color, including pink, green, orange, purple, yellow, and particolored — a combination of multiple colors. Sapphires are never red: These qualify as rubies. High-end sapphires are most valued for their saturation rather than their color. If the color is highly saturated, the stone is highly regarded. Sapphires are found in many countries, including Sri Lanka, Australia, Tanzania, Myanmar, Madagascar, and the USA.
Unique Sapphire Jewelry From The Intrepid Wendell
With the rich history and symbolism of sapphire, this stone makes a remarkable addition to many pieces of jewelry. With many color options, sapphires appeal to a variety of styles. Sapphire engagement rings can evoke the royalty and adoration of Princess Diana, while sapphire necklaces and earrings can add striking color to any jewelry collection.
Create a sapphire jewelry piece that wholeheartedly represents you or the one you love. When customizing jewelry, our designers take time to discover your vision and bring your piece to life. Blue sapphire is September’s birthstone, and the gem of the fifth and forty-fifth wedding anniversaries. Mark these special occasions — and many other milestones — with bespoke sapphire jewelry.
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From bright pinks and yellows to deep blues and purples, sapphire exemplifies versatility and magnificence. We source our sapphires globally to bring this elegance to your next custom piece. Explore the many ways a sapphire can transform your bespoke jewelry. Get in touch with our team to begin designing.Design With Us Today