Tag: sapphire

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Princess Anne wows in £400,000 sapphire and pearl choker in Windsor – long royal history

Princess Anne wows in £400,000 sapphire and pearl choker in Windsor – long royal history

The Empress was pictured wearing the choker with her sisters in the 1890s, and it was one of the few jewels she managed to escape with from Russia, [...]
Energy crisis lifeline as Oxford experts find sapphire could help 'improve efficiency'

Energy crisis lifeline as Oxford experts find sapphire could help 'improve efficiency'

The optical fibre — which comprises a thread of industrially grown sapphire less than half a millimetre thick — is capable of withstanding temperat [...]
‘A commoner’s ring!' Kate’s sapphire ‘controversial’ compared to Pippa’s 'modern' design

‘A commoner’s ring!' Kate’s sapphire ‘controversial’ compared to Pippa’s 'modern' design

The sapphire, originating from Sri Lanka, is a deep, royal blue, of AAAA quality, “making it among the most valuable of its kind”.Steven Stone comm [...]
Queen Mother only accepted King's proposal with a sapphire ring – which she then altered

Queen Mother only accepted King's proposal with a sapphire ring – which she then altered

Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, as the Queen Mother was formerly known, died on March 20, 2002, which is 20 years ago today. Nearly 80 years before this [...]
'Breathtaking!': Kate Middleton is 'perfection' in Catherine Walker sapphire coat today

'Breathtaking!': Kate Middleton is 'perfection' in Catherine Walker sapphire coat today

Social media user @hellen3030 commented with: “Perfection!”Royal fan @su_brompton added: “Absolutely stunning.”Another royal watcher, @RoyallyBlunt [...]
Kate Middleton engagement ring showdown: Sapphire ring vs Crown Princess Mary's ruby

Kate Middleton engagement ring showdown: Sapphire ring vs Crown Princess Mary's ruby

The ring, which is now the engagement ring of the Duchess of Cambridge, renewed a sales boom in sapphire and diamond rings in 2010 when the royal c [...]
Princess Michael of Kent's colourful two-stone sapphire and diamond engagement ring

Princess Michael of Kent's colourful two-stone sapphire and diamond engagement ring

Baroness Marie-Christine von Reibnitz was born in 1945 in what is now the Czech Republic. Her parents were part of the Catholic Reibnitz family, wh [...]
Kate Middleton's sapphire earrings with link to Queen Mother would 'fetch well over £1m'

Kate Middleton's sapphire earrings with link to Queen Mother would 'fetch well over £1m'

Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, is a well-documented fan of the sapphire, wearing the stunning blue gem often.This includes a pair of ear [...]
Queen dazzles in floral dress and pink sapphire cluster brooch at Windsor Castle today

Queen dazzles in floral dress and pink sapphire cluster brooch at Windsor Castle today

Even at 94-years-old, Queen Elizabeth II never fails to impress with her elegant outfit choices. Today, she met the incoming and outgoing Defence S [...]
Kate Middleton earring shock: Sapphire gems 'NOT likely to have belonged to Diana'

Kate Middleton earring shock: Sapphire gems 'NOT likely to have belonged to Diana'

The oval or cushion cut sapphires, of a fitting royal blue colour, measure about 2cts each, and are probably untreated.These earrings, in contrast [...]
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