Blue, the colour chosen as the background for the stars at night. Whatever happens, no matter how you feel, you only have to look up at night and see that the sky is always there. This for me is the colour blue. Royal blue.

Stability, reliability, regal in the magic of the universe.

Kashmir, Burma (Myanmar) and Ceylon (Sri Lanka) are the best known birthplaces of fine blue sapphires.

One of the most loved and sought after fine gemstones, the blue sapphire is second in durability only to diamonds. This fine gem is always timeless and elegant. It is said to embody power and faith, clear negative energy and protect from envy.

Sapphire is one of the two gem-varieties of corundum the other being ruby (defined as corundum in a shade of red).

They require very little maintenance beyond a yearly professional clean and can be gently cleaned with warm water and dish soap.

Not without reason that sapphire’s are often called royal blue. The sapphire ring that Prince William gave to Kate Middleton upon their engagement in 2010, now known as Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge; has deep personal meaning for him.

It previously belonged to his mother, Princess Diana.

At the time of his engagement, he said that giving the ring to Kate was his way of making sure his mother didn’t miss out on his wedding day.

A symbol of heritage. Princess Diana’s engagement ring, passed on to Kate Middleton.

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