Well this one did!
The beautiful young lady was dreaming of the day her charming prince would go down on one knee and propose with a gorgeous sapphire and diamond ring.
Wait on ….
This really did happen! On November 16th 2010 worldwide news broke of the engagement of Prince William and Kate Middleton. Of course the ring was once the engagement ring of the late Princess Diana. It features an 18 carat blue sapphire surrounded by 14 magnificent diamonds. One of the most famous engagement rings of the modern day it was purchased for A$60,000 in 1981. It is now valued at A$649,500.
If your birthday is in September – lucky you! The gorgeous sapphire is your birthstone.
The Greek meaning of the word sapphire is “Blue Stone” – but it is also found in green, yellow and pink. Known for its magnificent blue shade it’s so bewitching that the ancient Persians believed that the earth rested on a giant sapphire and that the blue of the sky was simply a reflection of the stone.
It is sometimes called the wisdom stone and is said to cure depression and spiritual confusion….
Sorry – we are unable to confirm that here at Flair Jewellery – but we are happy to let you know that we have a great range of sapphire designs in our shops. And of course if you can’t see anything which grabs you, designing what is in your imagination is our speciality! Come on in and talk to one of our craftsmen – we would love to help with your unique piece.
As a jewellery lover do you look for jewellery which has meaning? Many of us do, and often birthstone jewellery provides the perfect solution.
August’s birthstone is the peridot – an enchanting stone!
Not only that, it is believed to remove any evil spells which may have been cast on the wearer….
Maybe not. The peridot is one of the few birthstones which is found in only one colour – a vivid green with just a hint of gold. Its vibrant colour does not change, even under artificial light, leading it to be nicknamed the ‘emerald of the evening’. The perfect colour to cheer up winter wardrobes. It is a very old stone mentioned in the Bible and made popular by Cleopatra. The peridot symbolises purity and strength and is often used in Christian jewellery.
The peridot gemstone can only be seen
In a truly remarkable colour of green
It makes the wearer feel well – then fall under a spell
Whilst making her look like a queen
This ancient gemstone has recently become popular again. And now comes the best part – there is still enough raw peridot (also called olivine) in the marketplace to allow the helpful staff at Flair Jewellery to source the ‘right stone’ for your individual taste and, importantly, your budget. Then of course our jewellers can draw up a design with you and craft it into a magnificent individual piece of jewellery.
And not forgetting wedding anniversaries, this enchanting “evening emerald” is the 16th wedding anniversary stone. So meaningful isn’t it, to associate wedding anniversaries with gemstones.
Need ideas for different styles of jewellery? Have a browse around our website to see all our different designs and be inspired for your own piece of peridot jewellery.
Contact us and our friendly staff can help you decide!
This month’s stone is the magnificent ruby. Known as the stone of devotion, love and romance its value is determined by the depth of its colour – the deepest red known as “pigeon’s blood” is the most valuable.
This precious stone has many interesting legends. However it originated, isn’t it fun and charming that we have a special stone associated with our month of birth? With its intense richness of colour the ruby is sure to catch everyone’s eye.
The vibrant ruby will warm her heart
In this winter chill
Your gift will bring her joy today
And it always will
So, if you have a Cancerian in your life – was your Mum born in July? Does your wife need a new pendant? Or your boyfriend may like a signet ring – make it a special gift by keeping their birthstone in mind.
Beautiful ruby rings are part of our exquisite range, designed by our jewellers and manufactured in our own workshop. You can speak directly to our jewellers during working hours or online at your leisure.
Do you have a special story about ruby jewellery? We’d love to hear from you in the comments below!