Sapphires have a mysterious, midnight-blue shimmer that has made them prized for centuries. This noble gemstone has great symbolic value and historical significance.
Known as a stone that increases perception and bestows protection from harm, the potentates of Ancient Persia believed in the holiness of the Sapphire.
Today, this magical blue gem is often used in engagement rings. Flanked with shining, icy white diamonds, the sapphire engagement ring can be an original and stunning choice for today’s woman.
In modern Celtic jewelry, both pink and blue sapphires create beauty when set into rings that celebrate the ancient beauty of the Triquetra.
The classic Trinity Knot, or Triquetra, remains one of the most enduring symbols of the Celtic people. It has been used in art, both metal and stone, since the sixth century B.C. It also appears in illuminated texts, such as The Book Of Kells.
A Celtic engagement ring with Trinity Knot detailing celebrates the mysterious power of the Sapphire, while also symbolizing faith and eternity.
The classic Triquetra is a visual illustration of the Holy Trinity: The Father, The Son, and The Holy Spirit.
Combining the mystical meaning of the Sapphire with time-honored symbols of Celtic culture is a meaningful way to honor a commitment that lasts forever.
Love and fidelity are captured beautifully with a Celtic engagement ring featuring the azure glory of the blue Sapphire.
Pink Sapphires – A Romantic Choice
Pink Sapphires are a romantic, feminine choice for engagement rings. The rosy, tender glow of a pink Sapphire is pleasing to the eye and to the heart.
The pink Sapphire is one of a group of fancy sapphires that come in many gorgeous shades – a veritable rainbow of beauty.
Deciding between deepest-blue or ballet-pink sapphires is a pleasant choice, Whichever you prefer, you will be selecting one of nature’s great wonders.
In order to help you learn more about the Sapphire and its use in today’s Celtic jewelry designs, we’ve put together a quick guide to the best engagement rings that feature both types of gemstones.
Pink Sapphire Engagement Rings –
The combination of pink sapphires and twinkling diamonds offers the best of traditional and modern design.
One fine example of a pink Sapphire engagement ring is the three-stone 14k band, with its ornate Trinity Knot setting. A mixture of white and yellow gold adds even more dimension and depth to this unique offering.
Blue Sapphire Engagement Rings –
Celtic knot work (also known as interlace) reappears in the prettiest examples of engagement rings featuring blue sapphires. One unforgettable choice is the 14k Sapphire and Diamond Engagement Ring, with its gleaming, central stone.
A solitaire Sapphire is flanked by diamonds, and accented with delicate, curving knot work that hearkens back to another time.
Stepping away from the expected diamond engagement ring can be very inspiring. There is something mysterious and engaging about the wonders of the Sapphire.
When wedded to the beauty of classic Celtic symbolism, any bride-to-be can treasure a ring that gently joins the best of past of present.
Every Irish Celtic Jewels Sapphire engagement ring is handcrafted in Ireland, and stamped (assayed) at Dublin Castle.