One of the most poetic legends about the origin of the blue corundum come from the island of Ceylon. It tells a story about ancient times when people went to the sacred mountain Kailash and asked the gods to show them the seventh sky – the abode of gods. The gods heard them and spilled Amrita, the nectar of immortality, on the ground. Droplets of this magical liquid turned into gems; its colour reminiscent of the endless sky. Holding a jewel with the stone in your hands, you can really believe in this heavenly origin. The many shades of sapphire – from light blue to cornflower blue – seem to reflect the diversity of the firmament’ palette.
This alluring precious stone has inspired many a jeweller to create some truly magnificent pieces. Let us have a look at my selection of jewellery with sapphires – the beautiful pieces of the bottomless sky.