Why choose blue sapphire earrings?
Choosing a piece of jewellery can be incredibly difficult, especially if you are unsure of the recipient’s style, taste or preference. However, it is not impossible! At Diamond Treats, we always recommend exploring a pair of blue sapphire earrings as a gift for a loved one, not just for its magnificent gemstone but for its timeless status in the jewellery industry.
A pair of blue sapphire earrings is the perfect gift for any occasion and for any age. The gemstone is one of the most popular gemstones on the market, that even Royalty claimed the splendour of sapphires through the late Princess Diana’s engagement ring, later given to Kate Middleton by Prince William.
What is a blue sapphire?
A symbol of nobility and romance, a sapphire is a transparent precious stone made from a variety of the mineral corundum, also known as aluminium oxide. Composed elements such as iron, titanium and magnesium, found within a sapphire, contributes to its prominent colours including blue, which is known to be one of the most expensive colours in the sapphire range.
The most common use of blue sapphires
Blue sapphires are often used to create a variety of jewellery items. From blue sapphire earrings, necklaces to bracelets, it is through their lustre and symbolic status which makes retailers integrate these precious gemstones. However, blue sapphires are also very useful due to their hardness and durability. Subsequently, they are very popular as a preferred material for making scientific instruments, windows, watches and a variety of electronics.
Buying blue sapphire earrings
When you are choosing blue sapphire earrings, one of the most important factors to consider is the colour. Ideally, the colour of the stone needs to have a balance between the hue (colour), tone (light or darkness), and saturation (vividness or brightness). The closer you can get to a ‘true’ blue hue, the more expensive and desirable the sapphire becomes.
Lastly, always look at the cut of the stone. A well-cut sapphire should always be symmetrical. The most common shapes of sapphires are ovals, rounds, cushions and emerald cuts. They reflect the light at the best angles and highlights the lustre of the stone.
Cleaning blue sapphires:
One of the best features about blue sapphires is that they require very little maintenance. Here are our four top tips:
- Leave your jewellery in warm soapy water between 10 to 20 minutes.
- Use a soft bristled toothbrush to clean hard-to-reach spots.
- Rinse your jewellery in clean warm water.
- (Carefully) Rub your jewellery dry with a soft cloth.
Check out our blue sapphire range today and see for yourself how wondrous a pair of blue sapphire earrings really are.
After all, a sapphire a day really can keep the blues at bay!