It’s no surprise that sapphires are becoming increasingly popular for engagement rings—they were the choice for no less than Prince Charles and Paul McCartney—as they’re said to represent truth, sincerity, and fidelity. They were once even believed to bring joy, peace, wisdom, and wealth to those who owned them. But most of all, they’re just gorgeous.
Though blue is still the color most people associate with sapphires, they actually exist in quite a few fancy colors including gray, yellow, pale pink, orange, green, purple and brown. Blue ones seem to be exceptionally dazzling, but no matter the color, the value is found in the uniformity, intensity, and purity of color. Shopping for sapphires at pawn shops in Fort Lauderdale can give you a good feel for asking price at both the retail and resale levels.
One of the oldest known gemstones, sapphires are more than just pretty facets. They’re also durable, made as they are from the very hard mineral corundum; only diamonds are harder. Given their availability and versatile colors—especially blue—sapphires are a smart choice for daily wear.
Sapphires’ ability to be cut in larger shapes means flexibility to be part of the bold design movement. And beautiful sapphire colors meant it was part of the trend toward colored stone jewelry even before it was a trend; now, they’re just the height of fashion. And let’s not forget how gorgeous blue sapphires look again the beautiful white luster of popular platinum. Check out can’t-go-wrong sapphires at National Pawn and Jewelry and other pawn shops throughout South Florida.