2023/2024 deBoulle Magazine


THE STONE WITH SOME SECRETS Royal guardians. Emblems of faith. Celestial tricksters. When it comes to symbolism and surprises, sapphires have a story.

HIGH JEWELRY COLLECTION ROYAL BLUE RING 18K white gold ring features a natural sapphire from Sri Lanka totaling more than 16 carats surrounded by diamonds totaling more than 3 carats.

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n ancient Greece and Rome, kings and queens believed blue sapphires pro- tected them from envy and harm. The ancient Persians believed the earth rested on a giant sapphire, and the reflection made the sky blue. In eras gone by, a gift of a sapphire was a pledge of trust and loyalty. (That is why sapphires have long been the choice for engagement rings. The world’s most famous one? The 12-carat oval Ceylon sapphire ring given by Prince Charles to Lady Diana in 1981 for their engagement — then given by


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