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Sapphire Engagement Ring - A Love Story.

Sapphires are an excellent choice for an alternative engagement ring because their hardness and durability, meaning the stone—like our love—will last a lifetime :) Of course, that's no excuse to be reckless with the most important piece of jewelry in your life!


This is a guest blog post written by Matilda Moore - Digital Content Creator for Ray Griffiths Fine Jewlery. 


Memorial Day 2023 will mark ten years since my husband proposed to me on the dock of Lake Henry, PA!


Ten years of wearing my amazing (looks brand new) 18k yellow gold claw set blue sapphire ring with pave diamond surround. Ray sourced the perfect sapphire from Sri Lanka and set the stone in his signature crownwork® collet allowing its beauty to shine through and the pave diamond surround gives it that sense of tradition. To say I love it would be an understatement.


This is a photo of a 18k Yeloow gold ring with blue sapphire and pave diamond surround

I’ve always been drawn to blue sapphires as I am a bit of a royalist. Blue Sapphires are a favorite gemstone of the British Royal Family. It has been used to represent love and holds much sentiment many in the royal family. Sapphires have adorned many royal crowns, gowns, jewelry and robes for as long as I can remember.


Click here to learn more about Sapphires - the Stone of Royalty.


Sapphires have been known to symbolize wisdom, nobility, truth, sincerity, and faithfulness–a meaningful combination for an engagement ring. It's this type of romantic connotation that has persevered into modern times. The blue color of sapphires symbolizes loyalty, trust, and sincerity. Today, sapphire engagement rings are as popular as ever and make a timeless choice when making an engagement. This ring style is also available in different stones, here are examples of the ring with a gorgeous claw set yellow sapphire, juicy Cambodian zircon in a bezel setting and claw set green tourmaline. 


This is a photo of an 18k yellow gold 10mm Crownwork bezel set Yellow Sapphire ring with pave diamond surround

This is a photo of an 18k yellow gold 10mm Crownwork bezel set Green Tourmaline ring with pave diamond surround

Jewelry is Rays love language  - Click here to set up a consultation with Ray and discuss your own love story!



Matilda & Andrew Moore. May, 2013