Sapphire—Why do royals love for centuries?

In England, noble blood is known as “blue blood” and the dark blue clothing worn by the royal family and women of the royal family is known as “royal blue”. In Christianity, the color blue is a symbol of the Virgin Mary. Every piece of sapphire jewelry worn by Princess Diana has become a classic. When it comes to colored jewelry, the British royal family has a strong preference for blue stones!

Royal blue is one of the blues, a deep blue with a slight purple tinge. In emblematics, royal blue or azure refers to the blue color of lapis lazuli, which was widely used in the emblems of European royalty, defensive arms or clothing. In Western society, the color blue has always been used to denote a prestigious lineage, implying a noble status symbol. Early rumors have it that during the Middle Ages, people in the high society of Europe, preferred to dine on silver utensils.

Over time, the skin of these people took on a light blue color as a result of absorbing too much silver. Thus the blue color became a symbol of aristocratic blood.September is the month of sapphires, so I would like to take this opportunity to take a look at the mysterious sapphire jewelry in Windsor’s jewelry box.

When you hear the word “sapphire”, I’m sure many of you, like me, will first think of Princess Diana’s engagement ring, a 12-carat Ceylon sapphire in the centre surrounded by a circle of white diamonds, made by the British royal jeweler, Garnard, which was one of Princess Diana’s signature pieces of jewelry.

Harry briefly inherited it after Princess Diana’s death, and then when William proposed to his girlfriend, Miss Catherine Middleton, Harry generously gave up the sapphire ring (which William exchanged for a gold Cartier watch), which is now on the hand of his daughter-in-law, Princess Kate.

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Princess Diana loved sapphires so much that she actually received a set of sapphire accessories from the Saudi royal family when she got married, including a necklace, earrings, and a bracelet, which matched this ring!

Prince Albert gave Queen Victoria a sapphire brooch, Victoria herself is very dear to her husband’s heart, specially designated this brooch as QUEEN special jewelry, to Queen Elizabeth’s generation is still very popular, often see her with it with blue clothing.

This ‘gemstone surrounded by another gemstone on the outside’ design is simple and unobtrusive, and is one of the common designs used in the jewelry world.

Princess Diana had a much larger and more versatile sapphire brooch with a more flamboyant and glittering design than this ‘popular’ brooch.

It came from the collection of the Queen Mother, who gave it to her grandson’s daughter-in-law as a wedding present when Diana married Prince Charles, and was one of the most important brooches of Diana’s Princess Royal years.

It was the most important brooch of Diana’s Princess Royal years. It was functional, as it could be worn as a ribbon, and decorative, as it could be converted into a choker clip. Unfortunately, Princess Diana’s life after the fall of Paris, has been 25 years no trace of it, and now Meghan quit the royal family, can only hope that Kate.

But Princess Diana’s other sapphire jewelry was literally inherited by Kate, a sapphire set to be precise, with earrings and a necklace, which Kate wore for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations, and although it’s small in appearance, the legacy is greater than the jewels themselves, and the popularity is high.

Kate has brought back many of the jewels that once belonged to her mother-in-law in the years since she married into the royal family, but as the future Princess of Wales and Queen of England, she has been treated to royal jewelry that trumps that of her mother-in-law’s year, and has worn a pair of heirloom sapphire pendant earrings, in addition to the sapphire ring, necklace, and earrings mentioned above.

The earrings are from a necklace belonging to Queen Mary, which was modified when the Queen’s mother inherited it, part of which was changed into a pair of sapphire and diamond tassel earrings.

Perhaps too much stock in the family, the earrings’ whereabouts after the Queen Mother’s death was a mystery until Princess Kate wore them in 2015 to bring them back to life. It’s a good bet that these earrings will be her go-to piece of sapphire jewelry for decades to come.

In 1987 Princess Diana and Prince Charles attended the Cannes Film Festival together, the Princess wore sapphire earrings head first appearance, a turn into a classic, such an appearance even in the star-studded Cannes Film Festival, but also let Princess Diana snatched a lot of shots, so as to circulate into an eternal classic. It can be said that Princess Diana in wearing jewelry is very stylish, sapphire and she linked together, showing British elegance, just like her beauty and wisdom coexist.

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After talking about Princess Diana’s mother-in-law and daughter-in-law’s “famous models”, let’s talk about Queen Elizabeth’s “legacy models” sapphire.

Queen’s sapphire jewelry in a variety of categories, both large and small, often worn, but also boxed dust, Windsor dynasty heritage, but also family and friends gift, I would like to share with you is more “miscellaneous”, but the significance of some of the sapphire jewelry.

The first is the Queen’s Honeymoon Sapphire Brooch, a daisy-like brooch with petals and stems of white diamonds and platinum, a sapphire heart and a platinum “stamen”, which she received as a gift from the shipping company and jeweler when she was a Princess and attended a christening on a ship.

She in the honeymoon and the 70th wedding anniversary pose, are wearing this brooch, love each other to old age, chrysanthemum brooch are the witness of this fairy tale, for the Queen how important it is self-evident.

The Queen’s father, George VI, bought a sapphire necklace from Carrington & Co Jewelry to give to his daughter as a wedding present on the occasion of the wedding of Queen Elizabeth (then Princess) and Prince Philip, and later added earrings, a bracelet and a ring.

The jewelry set should have been given with its practicality in mind, as well as its ability to hold up her status as a queen in the future. It is elegantly styled and in good condition and colour, and she can be seen wearing it from time to time.

The Queen is also really fond of this set of sapphires, how fond of it? You may not believe it when you say it, but she also bought a sapphire crown to match in order to show off the jewelry set on important occasions.

Of course, the crown didn’t start out as a crown, but as a chunky Victorian-style necklace whose last owner was Princess Louise of Belgium. Needless to say, the Windsors’ aesthetics are on point, and the necklace and earrings gifted to her by her father, paired with the crown she purchased and commissioned herself, are not at all out of place in a matching set.

The last sapphire jewel to be mentioned is also unusual in that, like the sapphire crown, it did not originally belong to the British royal family, but to their relative, Queen Alexandra’s sister, the Empress of Russia, Maria Feodorovna, and it was one of Alexandra’s wedding gifts to her sister.

It then went round and round and was bought back by Alexandra’s daughter-in-law, Queen Mary, and has been in the Windsor family ever since. With a removable teardrop pearl hanging from under its sapphire body, it was a sapphire brooch that the Queen loved, and went well with the pearl studs she often wore.

The women of the House of Windsor love to wear jewelry, they love to collect jewelry, and they have thick enough capital to support their fondness, and perhaps in the near future they will have more sparkling jewelry, more mysterious and elegant sapphire jewelry.

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