The blue of deep sapphire sky

They were worn by kings and queens for good luck, set in rings for bishops and cardinals.
Their blue color symbolizes heaven and in ancient Persia they believed the sky was painted blue by the reflection of these gemstones.

Sapphires are members of corundum mineral, which is an aluminum oxide, and can be either blue or another color such as green, orange, yellow or colorless. Blue sapphires are the most valuable members of this family. Not without reasond the name of the stone derived from the Latin word “saphirus” and the Greek word “sapheiros”, both meaning blue. This color comes from the mineral titanium that is within the crystal.

Sapphire is a birthstone of September decided by the American National Retail Jewelers’ Association in 1912. So today my virtual potpourri I dedicate to this amazing stone.

The 330-carat Star of Asia, which is from Burma, is said to have belonged to India’s Maharajah of Jodhpur. The gem is now in the collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

 

The Habsburg Sapphire Parure

 

RENÉ BOIVIN, 1935 Gold brooch with sapphires and diamonds

Polly Wales. Rosy gold blue sapphire ring

Van Cleef & Arpels. A French Gold, Sapphire and Diamond Brooch

A Gold Sapphire and Diamond Brooch by Andrew Grima. 1960’s

Fernand Demaret Unique Modernist Diamond Sapphire Gold Necklace

 

18KT Yellow Gold 1.32ct Sapphire Ring

 

Seaman schepps. Sapphire frog brooch

 

Aurélie Bidermann. 18K gold & sapphire glass Chivor ring with 1.50 cts of blue sapphires.

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