Kate Middleton may have married a prince, but now you can wear a sapphire as lovely as hers.
Scheherazade is hosting a two-day trunk show featuring sapphires in rare cuts and colors.
Here’s a short list of everything you need to know about the vibrant stone:
• Crown worthy: Sapphires have been worn by British royalty as a symbol of good fortune, virtue and wisdom.
• Celebration symbols: They’re the September birthstone and a traditional anniversary gift for the 5th and 45th years.
• Precious gems: The word “sapphire” is derived from the Greek word sappheiros, which translates to precious stone. It is one of four precious stones with diamonds, emeralds and rubies.
• Deeper meaning: The sapphire has deeper meanings in a variety of religious and spiritual contexts. In Chakra healing, the sapphires are associaed with the third eye or throat chakra, which is how you express yourself.
• Colorful options: Blue is the most commonly known sapphire color with the richest blue (known as Kashmir or bleu de roi) as the most sought after. They’re also available in black, green, orange, pink, violet, yellow and white.