The collection includes stunning vintage and antique sapphire engagement rings, all of which are accompanied with an independent gemstone grading report card and/or certificate.
In addition to blue sapphires this collection also features, alternative colours, set to different metals, yellow gold sapphire rings, platinum sapphire rings, and white gold sapphire rings are available.
Furthermore, there are many styles offered, including Art Deco sapphire rings and Art Nouveau sapphire rings.
Different Types of Sapphires
While sapphires are largely varying shades of blue, there are alternative colours. Pink sapphire rings are scarcer than their blue counterparts; both are highly valued and sought after. Red being a colour not found as sapphire. A red stone with the same base mineral is a Ruby, which is an alternative variety of corundum.
Vintage sapphire rings containing 'coloured' sapphires can be mistaken for various gemstones. To ensure customer confidence, all jewellery set with sapphires and included within the AC Silver inventory are independently tested by a gemmologist and supplied with a full certificate or gemstone grading report card.
When to Buy Sapphires
Sapphires are traditionally presented as a 45 or 65 year wedding anniversary gift. However, sapphires have become an increasingly popular choice as a gemstone engagement ring. The popularity and publicity of royal couple, Will and Kate have increased interest. Prince William proposed with the engagement ring of his late mother, Princess Diana, to his wife, Kate Middleton in 2011. Since this time, a proposal presenting a sapphire ring has seen a steady increase.
Birthdays are also an excellent opportunity to gift a sapphire. Traditionally, sapphires are the birthstone for September; sapphire jewellery would complete a very special birthday gift to a loved one.
The Meaning of Sapphires
Sapphire - taking its name from the Greek word for blue, 'sappheiros' - has a very prestigious history among gemstones. Some ancient myths claim that Earth is a large, flat expanse resting on an even larger sapphire which reflects the colour of the sky. Beyond this, traditional Jewish teachings claim the Ten Commandments were originally inscribed by God onto slabs of blue sapphire. These teachings state the symbolism of the sapphire was to promote the concept the sky and heavens it held were God's throne and that all was his domain.
In the Ancient Mediterranean, sapphires were believed to help predict the future. They are considered a symbol of truth, sincerity, and constancy. These elements combined might also explain the popularity as an engagement ring choice. A statement of commitment and loyalty, sapphires can be used to show your relationship is taken seriously, and you are devoted to your loved one.
After diamonds, sapphires are the toughest gemstone; they are highly resistant to scratches and chips. Perhaps this is why they are connected with strong convictions like truth and loyalty. Antique and vintage sapphire set rings are an excellent consideration, stones can often be found in perfect condition. There is an option, if blemishes are present, to re-polish a sapphire.
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