Friday, April 30, 2010

Question Answered

Annelize asked about Grace's engagement ring.  The stone is a sapphire, chosen partly for its affordability, and partly because it's unusual.  I stole borrowed Grace's picture of it from her Facebook photos.


AntCarter said...

Sapphire has long symbolized truth, sincerity, and faithfulness.

Tradition holds that Moses was given the ten commandments on tablets of sapphire, making it the most sacred gemstone.

Because sapphires represent divine favor, they were the gemstone of choice for kings and high priests. The British Crown Jewels are full of large blue sapphires, the symbol of pure and wise rulers.

Since sapphire symbolizes sincerity and faithfulness, it is an excellent choice for an engagement ring.

Anonymous said...

Wonderfully well thought out!! I love sapphires! Another gem that is a great choice is a ruby (not quite so affordable though) But as the scriptures say, Who can find a virtuous woman, for her price is far above rubies! Anthony, tuck that idea away for one of your many anniversaries to come.... 1st, 5th, 10th.... :) We are praying for your new life together!
Penny-Sue (Crabb) Laterza

annelize said...

Thank you for posting the picture. It's a pretty ring and a beautiful blue.

I've seen the crown jewels but I didn't realise the big sapphires were the symbol of pure and wise rulers. I just thought they were there to look nice! I also didn't know what else they represented, so I'm glad I asked!

A friend of mine had a white sapphire for her engagement ring because it was cheaper than a diamond but looked like a diamond.

I'm looking forward to seeing the wedding photos. Good luck to Grace and Anthony for the Big Day, and their Big Life afterwards.