Sapphires come in a wide range of shades, which make them the most proffered choice in diamond and gemstone engagement rings. In fact, some say that it is not only the appeal of the combo; there is a lot more to sapphire and diamond engagement ring meaning.
The Symbolic Meanings
The name sapphire comes from “Saphirus” and “Sapheiros”. Both the Latin and Greek words mean “blue”, which is the most popular color of sapphire gemstones. It is also believed that the name sapphire comes from Saturn, as the gemstone approximately translates to “dear to the planet Saturn” in several languages.
Sapphires symbolize virtue, wisdom, and good fortune. That is why the blue variety of the gemstone, in particular, was the preferred stone for royal people of the past. Besides engagement rings, sapphires also featured in many royal crowns and were passed down from one generation to the next as a sign of fidelity and commitment.