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5 stunning sapphires to brighten up Blue Monday

The third Monday of January is notorious for being ‘Blue Monday’ – a title that it was awarded due to a combination of post-Christmas blues, cold dark nights, failed New Year’s resolutions and a lengthy wait until the first pay day of the year.

Though despite the colour being associated with sadness, not everything that’s blue evokes gloomy feelings. For example, sapphires.

To brighten up this year’s Blue Monday, fine jewellery and engagement ring experts at Steven Stone have compiled a list of stunning sapphires that prove that if you have sapphire jewellery in your life, you’ll never associated the word ‘Blue’ with ‘Monday’ again.

What does Sapphire symbolise?

The sapphire gemstone symbolises intellect, morality, good fortune, dedication and loyalty – hence why the stone is so popular for engagement rings, wedding rings and bridal jewellery.

Traditionally, sapphires have two main symbolic qualities – to attract wealth and to protect the wearer from envy and infidelity. Royals in the Middle Ages also plumped for sapphire jewellery because it was thought to bring peace, banish social anxiety and help them in legal discrepancies.

Platinum Classic Wedfit Cutdown with Sapphire

This midnight blue oval cut sapphire is in a four claw setting and sits on a platinum band, with cut-down round diamonds.

Bursting with brilliance and fire, an oval cut stone is exquisite and unique. Considered a “fancy” shape, the elongated design makes it appear larger than other shapes that share the same carat weight.

White Gold Sapphire & Diamond Cutdown Halo Studs

These 18 carat white gold cutdown studs feature two sapphires, which have a combined weight of 0.39 carats. Each sapphire is set in four claws, with a 13 stone diamond cut down surround.

This particular pair of earrings bear a resemblance to those worn by Katie Holmes on her wedding day. The actress and director accesorised with a pair of sapphire cluster earrings when she married fellow actor, Tom Cruise on 18th November 2006.

White Gold Pear Shape Sapphire and Diamond Double Halo Pendant

Surrounded by an 18 carat white gold double halo of blue sapphires and sparkling white diamonds, this elegant pendant showcases a magnificent pear shaped deep blue sapphire.

Pear cut gems are thought to symbolize tears of joy, which is why they’re associated with love and marriage. They’re also believed to represent an emotional bond or connection. Because of they’re unique appeal, you can always count on pear-shaped gems to stand out from the crowd.

Platinum 950 Oval Sapphire & Diamond Ring

This ornate 3.36 carat midnight blue sapphire is set on a platinum band, with triangular diamond shoulders. Set in 3 claws, the shoulders have a combined weight of 0.84.

Triangle cut diamonds have an incredibly modern contemporary look and angular shape, with equilateral straight smooth edges and sides.

Platinum Round Brilliant Luxe Halo Diamond Ring With Sapphire

Featuring an elegant round brilliant cut sapphire centre stone, this sapphire and diamond halo ring is set in platinum. The main stone is 7mm, with a total diamond carat weight of 0.93 carats.

This ring shares a lot of similarities with Kate Middleton’s engagement ring from Prince William, which features a 12 carat Ceylon sapphire that’s surrounded by a halo of cushion cut diamonds  that are set in an 18-carat white gold band. The most valuable royal engagement ring, our experts estimate it to be worth a staggering £390,000.

Do any of these sapphires take your fancy? If you’re looking for inspiration, why not take a look at our full jewellery collection? If you don’t see anything that catches your eye, we also offer a bespoke service, where our jewellery designers will create a unique piece of jewellery that ticks all the boxes – from diamond earrings to engagement rings.

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