Throughout history, sapphires have always been associated with the color blue, perhaps most likely due to their name, which comes from the Greek word sappheiros (blue stone). Traditionally, sapphire symbolizes truth, sincerity, and faithfulness. In history, clergy members wore the gem to symbolize Heaven. In ancient Greece and Rome, the royals believed sapphires protected them from envy and harm. Sapphires have also been closely associated with romance and the royals, most recently in modern times. In 1981, Prince Charles gave Lady Diana Spencer a blue sapphire engagement ring. The same ring was later given to Kate Middleton by Prince William
But all sapphires are not blue and, in fact, come in a rainbow of colors including varying shades of blue as well as “fancy sapphires” in pink, yellow, orange, lavender, purple. Blues can be pure blue but may have a range from greenish blue to violet blue. The blue in a sapphire is the result of trace elements of iron and titanium; the more iron in the sapphire, the darker the blue.
Blackberry Diamonds® add a touch of chic drama to fine jewelry by providing a touch of mysterious sparkle with day into evening fashion forward looks. The lore of this midnight flavored diamond includes Italians, who, in medieval times, believed that black diamonds helped married couples revive their relationships. The “Black Orlov” diamond, the most famous black diamond, was reputed to give happiness and good fortune to anyone who touched it. Other famous black diamonds include “Sergio,” the largest diamond ever found, discovered in Brazil and weighing over three thousand carats!
Le Vian Exotics® offer many unique designs featuring Blackberry Diamonds® like Black Tie looks which pair with Vanilla Diamonds® and Vanilla Gold® for crisp contrast and Chocolate Covered Blackberry™ combining the warm sweet flavors of Strawberry Gold® and Chocolate Diamonds®.
The journey of a diamond in the rough to the sparkling diamond design you love is a fascinating story, one that began billions of years ago, deep within the earth where a diamond has formed under extreme heat and pressure. Its ascent from its natural home is forced by nature or man where it is then cleaved, cut and polished revealing its natural beauty. Diamonds are the hardest material on earth and the only gem that is composed of only one element, carbon.
Vanilla Diamonds® are specially selected to adorn Le Vian® designs – from breathtaking one-of-a-kind red carpet favored designs in Vanilla Gold® to the trendsetting combination of Strawberry ‘N Vanilla® featuring the blushing hue of Strawberry Gold® topped with Vanilla Diamonds®.