Posted by Britni Wood, Style Expert
Diamonds are a girl's best friend, but don't count out other friendly stones. Lately, I've noticed that brides are choosing sapphires to accompany the diamonds in their engagement rings and wedding bands, a trend I happen to love. Sapphires have always been a favorite of the royals. They were worn on the wrist of the Duchess of Windsor on her wedding day because she felt they made her eyes sparkle. Years later, a lovely dark blue sapphire graced the wedding ring of Princess Diana, creating an absolute frenzy for sapphire wedding rings.
One thing that might surprise you is the varied and wonderful hues that can be found in sapphires, seen below. Different elements in the stone can create colors like pink, yellow, green and orange; this is actually true of any stone, even diamonds.
clockwise from top right: Fantasy Ring, Desire Ring, Intoxicate Ring