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A lot of people have asked why I would choose a sapphire as the stone in my wedding ring. This decision really goes back to a series of conversations Joe and I had about diamonds, rubies, and other gems. After reading up on the sapphire, I decided that it was going to by my stone of choice. Here’s a little information I came across in my research on this gem:

Blue Sapphire- has long symbolized truth, sincerity, and faithfulness. Tradition holds that Moses was given the Ten Commandments on tablets of sapphire, making it the most sacred gemstone. Because sapphires represent divine favor, they were the gemstone of choice for kings and high priests. The British Crown Jewels are full of large blue sapphires, the symbol of pure and wise rulers.

Blue Sapphire- Sapphire is a guardian of love. That is, it promotes fidelity and attunes the feelings between lovers. Anciently it was also worn to banish envy, to promote positive social interaction and to reconcile with foes; sapphire can be used for all those purposes within any kind of relationship, not just martial.

Blue Sapphire- In 1929, workers clearing brush in the Mogok region of Burma (Myanmar) discovered a 958 carat sapphire. This spectacular stone, known as the “Gem of the Jungle” , is a vivid royal blue. The rough stone was so large and of such fine color that, if cut into a single jewel, it would have exceeded the means of any potential buyer. Therefore, the Jungle Gem was cut into nine smaller sapphires, the largest of which was over 66 carats.

Blue Sapphire- “The 62-carat Rockefeller Sapphire” John D. Rockefeller Jr. purchased this sapphire from a Maharajah in India in 1934, in 2001 it sold at auction at Christie’s for three million, thirty one thousand dollars ($3,031,000) or over $48,000 per carat, setting a new record for a single blue sapphire.

Sapphire Website

One other reason I chose a blue stone is because the shimmer and tone of the gem remind me of the color of Joe’s eyes. This may sound “cheesy” but it’s true! I’m excited to watch my “husband” slip this special ring onto my hand as we journey together into life’s next chapter.



Written by barrentine

April 11, 2007 at 5:47 am

Posted in Uncategorized

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