Sapphires, since their discovery in ancient times, have rarely fallen out of fashion’s favour. Their timeless elegance and beauty has made them one of the most popular precious stones used in jewellery. The deep blue of a sapphire is distinctive, and carries spiritual as well as physical value. A blue sapphire’s deep hue is beguiling because of its visual link to the sea and sky which are both intangible elements possess an ethereal quality. The magic of a sapphire is particularly potent when one considers that, before it is polished and cut, it lay buried beneath the ground, and is unearthed from the dark ground as if fragment of the sea or sky had been shattered.