NEW TREND SAPPHIRE FOR ENGAGEMENT RING
Remember an early morning, we received several early SMS from a customer enquired our assistance in getting her a beautiful engagement ring for her upcoming wedding. We arranged the appointment in her office for private viewing as soon as possible due to the tight timeline. We remembered she is a lady who loves fancy shape diamonds and of course we brought along her favourite Princess Cut diamond and other fancy shapes diamonds. After our discussions, though she still loves the fancy shapes diamonds she saw. We think it will be better to get out of the traditional wedding diamond engagement idea and have something different from her usual diamond jewellery pieces. We know diamonds are forever, successful advertisement from De Beers in 1990s. Thus to have something different, I would consider the ageless gemstone for my lifetime love ring. Something in my safe appears in my list, can’t wait to show them in our next meeting.
Sometimes getting a right piece of gem is as rare as discovery of a piece of beautiful gem from a mine. It really takes time and space. In this moment, we presented them this glossy and alluring Vivid Blue (Known as Royal Blue) Natural Sapphire, with a modern Cushion cutting. It is effortful to get a charming gem with beautiful modern cut than common shapes like Oval and Pear shape. Moreover, beautiful mineral corundum is getting rarer to find nowadays. And that’s why the prices for these sapphire, rubies and emeralds are getting expensive each time.
As GIA stated, Sapphires come in a wide range of colors, and each color has its own quality variations. In general, the more intense the color and the fewer the distracting zones of unattractive color, the more valuable the stone.
Color has the most important influence on blue sapphire’s value. The most highly valued blue sapphires are velvety blue to violetish blue, in medium to medium dark tones. Preferred sapphires also have strong to vivid color saturation. The saturation should be as strong as possible without darkening the color and compromising brightness. Sapphires with these qualities command the highest prices per carat. To understand how to choose a beautiful piece of Blue Sapphire and other sapphires, Gemmologist Institute of America (GIA) has explained the quality factor well. – http://www.gia.edu/sapphire-quality-factor
Apart from Lady Diana Spencer and Charles, Prince of Wale engagement in February 1981. The craze recovery when Prince William proposed to Catherine Middleton with his mother’s 12 carat oval Blue Sapphire set in 18 karat white gold with solitaire surrounding diamonds. Sapphire as one of the most durable gems, second to diamond, certainly stand up to the test of time, a precious heirloom to pass down to your children or generations. It symbolize a relationship on faithfulness and sincerity. We personally feel, a good piece of jewellery has no expiry date and it is timeless to be passed down to our children or who knows more generations like – this piece of blue sapphire ring is been cherished and passed down from our great great grandmother.
When going through the ring design process together, we finalised the classic setting with her preferred trilliant diamond which we imported specially for her. This pair of total 0.50 carat, 0.25 carat each side was sourced to match perfectly for her ring.
We have known her and her sister for 2 to 3 years from time to time when they will looked for me to fix or customise their jewellery. We get to understand her individual style and personality. We are so happy for her and glad she’s in new phase of life. We do love to add designs include little surprises like hidden diamonds or secret compartments, because sincerely wish her happiness and such a merry mood. We craved out a heart shape underneath the Blue Sapphire setting. Wishing her a blissful marriage and sweet life with her partner.
*Photos sent by Customer herself.
If you like this ring’s style, you get to pick your own centre stone — which could be a diamond or any other gem. You also get to choose if you want special numbers, letters or element hidden in the ring, or if you want to go without. Send inquires to bluediamonds.com.sg, but please take note for this type of quality and style is not for people trying to stick to a tight budget.