Sapphire for Engagement Rings
The History of Sapphire in Engagement Rings
Kate Middleton's Engagement Ring
Sapphire engagement rings
are not a new invention. The history of sapphire engagement rings goes way back. Sapphire was used along with ruby
for engagement rings from the 15th century to modern times. In the 18th century, sapphire was popularized by a story by Madame De Jenlis, in which "Le Sapphire Merviellence" was said to assist with fidelity in a marriage. Sapphire was used in Victorian engagement rings, Edwardian engagement rings, and Art Deco engagement rings. Sapphire was re-popularized by the contemporary proposal of Prince William to Kate Middleton, with a blue sapphire halo engagement ring.
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