Fine blue sapphire takes the lead as the most beloved gemstones in the world. Sapphire occurs in every color of the rainbow, yet the varied and luscious shades of blue remain the most universally prized hue for this lovely gem. Symbolic of love, loyalty, and faithfulness, sapphire has been a popular choice in engagement rings for centuries.
Kashmir sapphire, with its intense blue color and velvety sheen, is considered the most beautiful and valuable sapphire of all. These wonderful gemstones were discovered in the remote mountains of the Kashmir in 1880 and were intensively mined for eight years. As mining for these sensational sapphires has been virtually nonexistent since 1927, aficionados of Kashmir sapphire turn to antique and estate jewelry to satisfy their desires.
With stones from Burma, Kashmir, India, and Ceylon, antique and estate sapphire rings are a wonderful choice for the very best in fine, natural color sapphire. We have an excellent selection of antique and estate sapphire rings.
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