There are only a handful of gems that have held the attention of the folks – pity – and sapphires are one of them. The regal blue colors and excellent durability of blue sapphire stones are the pillars that give grounds for such a disposition. While sapphires are available in a list of colors – except red because red corundum is ruby, the sister gem of sapphire – blue sapphires are the ones that have been fancied the most since antiquity and continue to enjoy profound admiration in today’s times. Learn more about the beauty and significance of blue sapphire stones in this article.
What Popularized Blue Sapphires?
The color of a blue sapphire is the most crucial aspect that affects the value of this gem exclusively. That’s because this is one of the prime elements that have brought never-ending fame to blue sapphire stones. The notion regarding the color is that the purer the blue, the higher the value. This highly praised color of blue sapphire is a result of a varied concentration of the trace elements iron and titanium in the corundum. Because blue sapphire stones are the most celebrated gems of this corundum family, a majority of people don’t know that there also exist other color sapphires that one could die for.
Let’s think of it this way, what De Beers did for diamonds on purpose in connection with the general public back in those years happened fortuitously to blue sapphires – the gems received all the fame minus any promotional campaigns. And blue sapphire stones have become so popular in the present times that when people use the term ‘sapphire’ in general, they are actually talking about blue sapphires. It is a fact!
But Color Can’t Be The Only Factor…
Like other fancy color sapphires, blue sapphires also endow exceptional durability which is probably the actual hidden reason why everybody loves these stones. The beauty of blue sapphire stones alone couldn’t have led them to this great journey of adulation; in fact, I believe it is the beauty coupled with the durability of blue sapphire stones that opened the way for the commerciality of these gems.
I get the idea that you invest in an adornment because of its aesthetics but you also can’t ignore the fact that you secretly wish for the respective piece to offer a certain level of endurance to be able to arrest your unadulterated attention. So, it’s evident that the reason why folks seek out blue sapphire stones in numerous fashions is that they offer longevity that’s second only to that of the hardest substance on earth. Sapphire is a 9 on the Mohs hardness scale, by the way.
…And Of Course, Royalty
You know, every gem has a boon in its life that contributes either abruptly or gradually to its prominence like nothing else in this world could do. It can be anything from an entity or quality to a set of circumstances or even a misconception. The boon for blue sapphire stones isn’t the blend of their beauty or durability. For diamonds, it is De Beers, the company that popularized these gems. For alexandrites, it’s their color-change property. The scarcity of tanzanites is turning out to be a boon for these gems. Nobody knew spinel until the revelation that all famous rubies of this world are spinels. So, the misconception concerning rubies is the boon for spinels. But what could possibly be termed as the boon for blue sapphire stones if not their physical and optical properties? Yes, you’re right.
Google ‘sapphire engagement ring’ and head to images. Royalty is the boon for blue sapphires. Ever since the reigning King of the United Kingdom proposed to Princess Diana with that 18-carat diamond and sapphire stone stunner, the world went crazy for blue sapphire stones and still is. The love of royalty for blue sapphires isn’t limited to only that engagement ring. The British Royal Family has many tiaras, brooches, and other jewelry pieces decorated with blue sapphires. So, everybody who doesn’t have an alter ego like that of Edward Norton from Fight Club feels that only blue sapphire stones can satiate their monarchical self.
The Thing Is…
The beauty and significance of blue sapphires are much more intense than as mild as they seem. Blue sapphire stones are unique gems whose popularity isn’t only an upshot of their properties but the fact that they were there where they needed to be at the right time. At least, that’s what I feel. And I think this belief also applies to us, the people. Sometimes you’re left behind in this world in spite of all your talents and recognition. And sometimes, the world secretly works its way around to make you the crowned head that you are.
This is that time. Believe in yourself. 🙂