When it comes to the stunning blend of sapphire and diamond, unquestionably, the outcome is nothing short of brilliant jewellery. Among jewellery aficionados around the world sapphire and diamond engagement rings have been a favourite. There are legions of admirers, both royals and commoners, who prefer this spectacular combination over the clichéd formula of transparent round diamonds, largely commoditised by mass marketers.
This magical blend of gems enjoys an illustrious history dating back to the times of Napoleon when he proposed to Empress Josephine with a sapphire and diamond masterpiece. The most recent case in point is the engagement ring of Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, which she inherited from Princess Diana, who was presented with it by Prince Charles, back in 1981. The 12-carat sparkling sapphire surrounded by 14 smaller diamonds is currently worth around $500,000. Sported by the famous and celebrated, the sapphire and diamond engagement ring has climbed the popularity charts with much gusto.
The designs of sapphire and diamond engagement rings diverge creatively and uniquely. Individual stylistic preferences play a key role in determining the precise design of the engagement ring. If you are focusing on the exclusivity of the sapphire – opt for a ring where a brilliant sapphire of superlative class is embraced by an array of carefully matched exquisite diamond side stones or vice versa. You can even choose to have a blue or pink sapphire to complement the diamonds you have chosen.
Alternatively, you can experiment with the shape of the gemstone to avoid the common monotony of rotund dazzle. Cushion-cut diamonds and sapphires are scintillating in their finesse and cut distinction. The oval, marquise, princess, asscher, pear, and emerald-cut rings are also renowned for their splendour.
If you are ready to spend a considerable amount of money on the engagement ring, make sure you buy jewellery from a jeweller of repute. As a proud member of the Jewellers’ Association Of Australia, Raffini Jewellers abides by the highest business and ethical standards of the Code. The eminence and mastery of the jeweller’s craft helps ensure that the gem’s beauty is perfectly accentuated and never compromised. High polish, symmetry, precision of cut, and purity of the gemstones coupled with the jeweller’s mastery determine the excellence of a ring.
To get the best deal for the thousands invested, make certain that you check the opacity and importantly, the size and cut of the stone. The authenticity certificate is necessary to guarantee the genuineness of the product. A sapphire and diamond ring is the definitive symbol of true love and lifelong commitment. Whether you get it in striking pink hues or a beautiful blue sapphire — in its magnificent radiance, it is the pledge of a future together.
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