Today we celebrate a momentous occasion, the birthday of one Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge. The brunette beauty ran away with our hearts (and Prince William’s) so many years ago, and cemented her stature in the jewelry hall of fame when she said “Yes!” to Will’s proposal and his late mother, Diana’s engagement ring.
It was the sapphire heard ’round the world, and sapphire engagement rings have made a huge comeback since then. Our favorite style of sapphire rings are sapphire and diamond engagement rings. The regal sapphire just looks perfectly at home paired with bright, shiny diamonds. Here are a few favorites.
This stunning marquise diamond and invisibly set sapphires combine for an effortlessly unique look that combines modern and Deco stylings in platinum. A 1.59 I/J SI2 diamond sparkles beautifully next to the rich blue sapphires, and the additional diamond accents create a piece that shines from every angle.
This Platinum Oval Natural Unheated Burma Sapphire and Diamond Ring is a perennial favorite, and very similar to The Duchess’ ring. A 6.18 carat unheated Burmese sapphire is surrounded by a halo of E/F color, VS clarity weighing a total of 3 carats. This ring is a jaw dropper.
We love this White gold antique style engagement ring, with a gorgeous .93 carat round brilliant diamond center stone. The main diamond is a K color, VS clarity and is enhances by .40ctw of accent diamonds and .40ctw of blue sapphire baguettes.
This fabulous princess cut Verragio setting is one of our favorite ways to show off how versatile Verragio engagement rings are. We can set them with virtually any gemstone – not just diamonds, and we can alter the colors of gold (white, rose or yellow), add subtract diamonds, you name it. This beautiful design from the Parisian line will be on display at our Trunk Show next weekend.
This Ceylon sapphire and diamond ring is technically a cocktail ring, but today you’re royalty. Embrace it. The center stone is a 5.40 carat cushion cut Ceylon sapphire with impeccable color and clarity. The diamonds are F/G in color and VS1 in clarity, a 2.88ctw mix of round brilliants and trapezoid cut diamonds.
Last, and in no way least, we have this huge 8.56 carat Ceylon sapphire. Kate’s ring, for comparison is 18 carats. This beauty posts an oval sapphire with 2.65ctw of Round Brilliant Cut Diamonds, F/G in color and VS in Clarity surrounding it. The entire ring is platinum, and this beauty will have you feeling like a princess in no time.