Even though the word sapphire is derived from the Latin word ‘saphirus’ and the Greek word ‘sapheiros’ ~ both meaning blue ~ the surprising thing about Sapphires is the array of beautiful colours they come in. Here, at LLJ, we are big fans of the gem when it arrives in dark grey hues as well as pale greens, burnt oranges, lemon yellows and hot pink, as well as the classic vivid blue we are more familiar with.

Hailing from as far afield as Burma, Kashmir, Sri Lanka, Australia and Thailand sapphires are often found in the same geographical settings as their sister stone the ruby and are highly valued due to their hardness and bright shine. With that durability in mind they make perfect stones for engagement rings, cocktail rings, special occasion earrings and every other incarnation that Laura Lee finds to showcase these stunning rainbow coloured precious gemstones.