Exemplary of Princess Diana’s renowned sapphire engagement ring, currently worn by her daughter-in-law, Kate Middleton. Make it a memorable day proposing with the most distinctive yet classic engagement ring of modern history.
Why a Sapphire?
Sapphires are beautiful, brilliant and strong. They’re one of our favorites of all time for engagement rings. All of us at Copeland Jewelers have blue sapphires in our wedding rings!
Sapphires come in a multitude of colors and they are the hardest stone besides diamond making them a great choice for wearing your ring every day.
Sapphires look equally good set in yellow gold, white gold or platinum. So, if years from now you want to change your setting, you won’t feel confined to one metal.
A Stunning Sapphire & Diamond Ring
Our sapphire and diamond ring exudes classic sophistication. Something that never goes out of style.
First and foremost, a gift from Mother Earth like no other, a large oval, mesmerizing blue sapphire weighing 3.86 ct. (almost 4 ct.). A very high-quality sapphire of deep blue. Secondly, masterfully crafted of 18K white gold.
Meticulous beadwork and diamonds are set around the sapphire, the outside edge and halfway down the band. The architectural design of the under gallery is set with small diamonds, beautifully resembling a crown.
With the largest diamonds surrounding the sapphire, the total diamond weight is just over 2/3 of a carat or .68 ct. of high-quality diamonds.
Modern Day History Of The Iconic Blue Sapphire Engagement Ring
Initially, Princess Di’s engagement ring choice was disapproved of by the Royal family and the media because she chose her outstanding 12-carat Ceylon sapphire ring from a group of rings that could be bought by the “public” which was considered lowly.
Not a lot of the public can really purchase a ring of this caliber, but it was the principal of the thing to the Queen and the judgmental paparazzi. They felt she should have had an exclusively made custom ring. Therefore, the press referred to it as the “commoner’s sapphire”.
However, in spite of the criticism, Lady Di grew to be the most beloved of all royalty. Plus, almost overnight she rose to become a style icon. Everyone celebrated and followed her lead in fashion, including, her jewelry. Consequently, oval sapphire and diamond rings became the most sought after style of engagement ring for over a decade.
Welcoming its iconic rise again in 2010 and now currently in 2019 from more royal engagements.
- In 2010 the late Princess Diana’s famous blue sapphire and diamond engagement ring finally makes its appearance again. Her eldest son, now Prince William, proposes to Catherine Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge with his mother’s beloved ring.
- The coveted style is hot again in 2019. Kate’s brother James proposes with a sapphire and diamond ring as well. However, Alizee Thevenet’s ring shows her own elegant French style. Her blue sapphire is a sensational 5 ct. emerald cut. Enhanced strikingly with a simple, clean diamond baguette on each side. Consequently, her ring looks and feels more Art Deco inspired.
Blue sapphire and diamond rings are now one of the most iconic and best engagement rings in the world.
Sapphire Meanings and Lore
Because blue Sapphire is an ancient gem of love, commitment, and fidelity, it’s no wonder people revere the stone for engagement rings. It strengthens ties and deepens your love for one another. Ridding you of your anxieties and fears in regard to relationships and love.