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A Symbol of Royalty: Sapphire's Gems

A sapphire's allure has made this one of the most popular gemstones across the world. Ancient cultures to the modern-day recognized that beyond its beauty and brilliance, the durability of sapphire makes it the most practical gemstone out there for both engagement rings as well as fine jewelry.

The Origin of the Name “Sapphire”

The word “sapphire” comes from the Latin and Greek word for “blue”: sapphirus and sappheiros. Originally these words may have referred to a different type of stone known for its deep blue appearance called Lapis Lazuli.

Not Just Attractive

Sapphires are undoubtedly one of the most gorgeous looking stones occurring in nature. Not only are they attractive but also strong. Needless to say, the only naturally occurring item that can scratch a sapphire is a diamond.

In the world of colored gems, natural sapphire engagement rings offer some of the most eye-catching and long-lasting choices for an engagement ring carrying the strongest cleavage than any other stone including a diamond.

A sapphire engagement ring is a perfect choice if you plan on wearing this ring every day with everlasting durability which will last you not only your life but will quickly become a valuable family heirloom.

Mystical Powers

Multiple cultures throughout history, have used sapphires for its mystical powers and even claimed that the gemstones possess heavenly powers.

The stone is claimed to be a symbol of peace, truth, innocence, loyalty, faithfulness, and good health. The sapphire stone was believed to protect the wearers from evil. The blue color of the sapphire resembles the sky which is associated with the heavens. This is why nobility to high priest used sapphire rings, some dating back over a thousand years.

The Europeans in the Middle Ages believed that sapphire could cure eye diseases, preserve chastity, and bless the wearers with heavens blessings. Sapphires are also known to symbolize nobility and faithfulness, thereby making it a perfect fit for an engagement ring.

A Symbol of Royalty

Rich royal blue sapphires have long been associated with royalty (which in turn contributed to the naming of the color royal blue). Royal blue sapphire rings were worn by medieval kings as these stones are known to possess heavenly powers.

We work with our trusted network of vintage & antique jewelry dealers and individual sellers to collect and curate our collection. Every one of our pieces displays fine craftsmanship, is endlessly wearable, and just has that special something. We’re always on the hunt for fine jewelry pieces that catch our eye that we know you’ll adore. We're drawn to pieces with a strong story to tell and classic design.

If you love sapphires as much as we do, get in touch with Atwood Jewelers to create your own Custom Sapphire Ring.


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