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Feeling blue? Then turn it into the right kind of emotion with this week’s fashion story from Vashi.com. Jeweller to the stars, Vashi Dominguez himself, delves into the deep blue sapphire collection and picks out his faves. With inspiration from the likes of Stella McCartney’s AW12 offering and AW13 at Givenchy, this high-fashion colour doesn’t have to mean sadness. In fact, the shade is associated with harmony, faithfulness and confidence – fitting for bridal jewellery then!
Stella McCartney AW12
If blue mascara or statement cobalt eye-shadow (seen back in 2009 at Nicole Miller) is not for you then it makes far more sense to adorn your fingers with the tone instead. Or ears and chests for that matter… Surely the most famous blue engagement ring of all time has to be Kate Middleton’s, formerly Diana’s. It’s not just Kate that rocks the country’s or possibly the world’s most popular colour though; stars Victoria Beckham, Penelope Cruz and Liz Hurley to name but a few have also chosen the ravishing shade for their own engagement rings.
Huffington Post – Kate Middleton’s famous Ceylon blue sapphire ring
So what makes blue sapphires so special? And how are they valuable? The hue, saturation and tone (commonly understood as the colour) is what makes the stone so beautiful. The saturation is the vividness or brightness of the hue, the tone is the lightness or darkness of the hue. Still with us? Well, blue sapphires are valued based upon the purity of their primary hue – purple, violet and green can be found as secondary colours in blue sapphires. Surely everyone wants a jewellery piece that evokes the sea and the sky!
Time for Vashi’s top 5…
The Blue Edit:
Diamond and Blue Sapphire Ring in 9k White Gold, £199
“This ring just had to be my number 1 pick as it’s priced at just £199! If that’s not affordable luxury, then I don’t know what is. I love the elegant design which sees a small precious diamond to the side of a statement dazzling blue sapphire. It’s thoroughly chic!”
Diamond and Blue Sapphire Stud Earrings in 18k White Gold, £599
“In at number 2 are these gorgeous diamond and blue sapphire stud earrings. The star-floral hybrid gives a youthful touch and makes this pair truly versatile. Not overly luxe for everyday, yet pull your hair into a sophisticated up-do and voilà, it’s glamour all round.”
Diamond and Blue Sapphire Ring in 18k White Gold, £799
“Third up is this simply breath-taking double diamond and blue sapphire ring, creating an exuberant polka dot effect. The half eternity ring is suitable for any special occasion whether it’s to say congratulations for a lifetime achievement or simply remind someone how much you love them. Anyway reasons aren’t required – it’s hard enough to resist treating yourself to it!”
Diamond and Blue Sapphire Stud Earrings in 18k White Gold, £999
“I have chosen these diamond and blue sapphire stud earrings for number 4 as the simple oval shape and mix of glittering gems is brilliant to look at. Sure to replace any earrings already in your jewellery box, these are classic and traditional yet with a hint of old-school Hollywood Glam!”
Diamond and Blue Sapphire Pendant in 18k White Gold, £699
“Last but certainly not least, number 5 is the diamond and blue sapphire pendant, finely crafted in 18k white gold. When it’s time to get dressed up, this necklace is bound to add that extra glimmer of wonder. Alternatively, the piece looks super sleek when worn under a collared white shirt in the office – time to impress the colleagues!”
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