One of the fantastic thing about working for Harriet Kelsall Bespoke Design is the lovely range of gemstones you can oogle!
Sapphires are always a popular choice for engagement rings, wedding rings and a whole array of different types of jewellery. This lovely pale blue sapphire has been recently catching my eye.
This is a wonderful choice for someone who is looking for something really unique. It has an unusual band of colour zoning running diagonally through the stone to give a 'yin-yang' type affect of dark and light colours. This stone has a really beautiful pale blue colour and is lovely and sparkly… a real find!
It is certainly a head turner with a weight of 1.57ct, it has a good depth and measures approximately 8x6mm in an octagonal step cut. This stone is a really lovely option and has a fantastic level of clarity.
Did you know that sapphires are known as allochromatic? This means that their body colour is a result of trace impurities in the stone rather than an essential part of their composition. In the case of a blue sapphire, its colour derives from the presence of iron and titanium.
Sapphires are a member of the corundum family and are available in a vast array of colours including pink, green, white, red (known as a ruby), padparadscha (an unusual colour which combines pink and orange in a single stone) etc. Sapphires can also be sourced with a number of unusual feature, for example have you ever heard of a star sapphire? These lovely gemstones have a feature known as asterism which gives the gemstone the appearance of a star with rays coming out from its centre, this is a result of a unique alignment of rutile needles and tubes within the structure of the material and can be quite a sight to see! Sapphires can also be produced and grown in a laboratory. Did you know that synthetic sapphires began being produced back in the late 19th century?
Check out our galleries to get some Sapphire engagement ring inspiration!