Something blue

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:

Genuine Round Sapphire Earrings

14k Genuine Sapphire Earrings

Genuine Octagon Black Sapphire Earrings

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…

9 Responses to “Something blue”

  1. jenny says:

    I’ve got to admit, sapphires still always remind me of Princess Diana’s engagement/wedding ring. And how many years has it been since that wedding? Oy. I’m giving away my age…

  2. Meg says:

    I wore sapphires for my wedding — they’re my husband’s birthstone.

    But my something blue was also blue embroidery on a handkerchief I’d done.

  3. Twistie says:

    Sapphires pretty. Someday I will have one, yes I will, Preciousssss.

  4. JaneC says:

    My engagement ring is a sapphire, and I had thought about wearing the sapphire studs and pendant my father gave me as my wedding jewelry, but my color scheme ended up not involving blue so I’m borrowing my grandmother’s garnets instead. Still, my engagement ring will always be my “something blue.”

  5. Samantha says:

    My engagement ring is also a sapphire, and I adore it. I’m hoping to incorporate a small sapphire into the wedding bands as well. So when we finally tie the knot, I won’t have to worry about searching around for that something blue.

  6. Riona says:

    Mysomething blue was my the polish on my toes.

  7. jenny says:

    My something blue was the ever-present bags under my eyes.

  8. My something blue was sapphire as I realised on the day I had nothing so I wore a tiny sapphire and diamond band next to my engagement ring on my right hand. : )

  9. Stacy says:

    Count me as another person who has a sapphire engagement ring!

    I’m not really a diamond girl, anyway. And when we realized we got more bang for our buck with a sapphire.. well, that was it. The hardest part was finding the wedding band to match — it took a lot of searching to find sapphires in a wedding band that matched the pretty deep blue of my engagement ring.

    So it’s my somthing blue, and the wedding HAS a lot of blue in it, so all is good.