Engagement Sapphire Ring with Diamonds
Blue White or Pink Sapphire Engagement Ring
Sapphire Engagement Rings Royalty Set Diamond Blue White or Pink - The word sapphire originated from the Greek word sappheiros. Actually the sapphire is one of the most beautiful and precious gemstones. It is known that the finest sapphire is Ceylon sapphire encountered in Sri Lanka. Following that Burmese sapphires are believed gorgeous and attractive. In ancient times, people believed that sapphires protect one from harm, and evil. Also it has been thought that sapphire gold rings are a symbol of faithfulness and commitment. When someone first mentions sapphire gold rings, the first thing that pops into your mind is the brilliant blue color of sapphires.
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But, along with the beautiful blue color, sapphires come in purple, pink, orange, yellow, green and violet. Blue sapphire is considered the most beautiful gem. However as we all know, the beauty of a gem is really personal. Sapphire is a durable gem, actually ranking 9th on Mohs' scale just after diamond which ranks at 10. Sapphires are rarer than diamonds but less expensive because demand for them is lower. They're especially beloved in Britain and its former colonies. Recently the world viewed an engagement of the royal family in Britain. Prince William proposed to Kate Middleton and the ring he gave her was the ring that Princess Dianna chose in 1981. It was valued at $60,000. at the time and was an 18 carat blue sapphire surrounded by diamonds. The jewelry business id in a frenzy again, as many now want to have a replica of the "Royal Family Ring". The demand for sapphire engagement rings has been increasing tremendously. You might choose the blue sapphire or perhaps a pink sapphire engagement ring which carries a touch of extra love and romance.
Prince William and Kate Middleton
Prince William recently proposed to Kate Middleton and presented her with the Beautiful Engagement Ring that had belonged to his mother, Princess Diana.
Diana's ring was an 18 carat Blue Oval Sapphire surrounded by 14 brilliant-cut diamonds. that in 1981 Lady Diana had chosen for her engagement to Prince Charles. The Ring had cost $60,000.000 at the time. This ring has been kept safely in the Royal Palace since the tragic passing of Williams mother, Princess Diana.
The design of the ring has come to be called "the Princess Diana". Perhaps now it will be known as the "Royal Engagement Ring".