If you’re currently trying to decide on “something blue,” I strongly urge you to look no further than sapphires. I may, of course, be biased. The first piece of jewelry The Beard gave me was a sapphire and diamond ring, so I have a thing for anything gem-cut and deep blue. Even if sapphires don’t fit into your color scheme exactly, a small(ish) pair of post earrings can be an easy way to incorporate everything from sky blue to Kashmir blue into your wardrobe without having to resort to donning a powder blue garter.
Here are a few specimens to get you started:
According to the International Colored Gemstone Association,
In earlier times, some people believed that the firmament was an enormous blue sapphire in which the Earth was embedded…. The sapphire symbolises loyalty, but at the same time it gives expression to people’s love and longing. Perhaps the most famous example of this blue is to be found in music, in George Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue”. And the blue of the sapphire even appears where nothing at all counts except clear-sightedness and concentrated mental effort. The first computer which succeeded in defeating a world chess champion bore the remarkable name ‘Deep Blue’.
Okay, they may be stretching a bit here…