Darling Sophanista, welcome to Wanderlust Paris.
If I could even relay how many times my jaw dropped when I would witness the beauty of the objects on display... in the Louvre everywhere you turn is another treasure. I turned around and saw this ceramic woman on a pedestal of WHAT is THAT and I thought... I want to take those colors and put them in a piece.
The middle of this mosaic is actually from a vintage white gold, diamond, and sapphire ring- which we surrounded with faceted sapphires then crowned in a necklace of citrine to one side and knotted pearls on the other. Simple yet not simple, detailed, but wearable with a t shirt and jeans or out on the town.
Queens and kings wore sapphires around their necks as a powerful defense from harm, as they preserved the wearer from envy and attracted divine favor. Sapphires also are associated with romantic love, representing fidelity and romantic devotion, which is why they are so perfect for engagement rings.
Want heavenly thoughts? In Medieval Europe and Ancient Persia, sapphire was believed to bring the wearer exactly that- and give them a deeper understanding of their faith. Powerful.
Diamonds and clear quartz are April birthstones. These gems are said to generate happiness and clarity or thought, as well as build strength from within. They are also the symbol of everlasting love and prosperity.
Happy birthstone, darling Sophanista!