Sam Taylor Van deWalle
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Show Your True Colors in a Sapphire Engagement Ring
Sapphires come in a kaleidoscope of colors, from deep blues and purples to peach and yellow-greens—there’s a sapphire for everyone. They are also one of the most durable gemstones, second only to diamonds. Most jewelers will only recommend sapphires (and rubies, which belong to the same mineral family as sapphires) and, of course, diamonds for use in engagement rings and wedding bands. They are the only stones hard enough to withstand daily wear and last a lifetime.
The most famous sapphire engagement ring of all? Probably Kate Middleton’s oval cut deep blue sapphire once worn by Princess Diana, which has increased in both value and sentimentality over the years.
Now, you’ve met your dream partner, meet our dream sapphire engagement rings.
Sign, Seal, and Deliver in Modern Signet Rings
The word “signet” originates from the Latin word “signum,” meaning “sign.” Back in 1400 B.C., signet rings were used for just that: administrative purposes. The wearer would press the flat engraved face of the ring into hot wax, leaving a personalized seal on important documents. When few people knew how to read and write, signet rings served as a signature, an official identifier for the ring’s owner. Though letter-writing is a dying art, we love these bold rings for their rich history and sentimentality.
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