Don’t you just love a wedding? Especially a royal wedding. It’s been less than twenty four hours since Kate Middleton and Prince William let the world know they’re planning to be married this coming spring or summer.
Without a doubt, a wedding of this size is one instance where it’s definitely more fun to be a spectator than a participant (I could say the same about some dressage classes I’ve seen over the years, but that’s another story…) We’re in for weeks and weeks of speculation about Kate Middleton’s dress, her hair, her makeup — not to mention the thousand and one other details that goes into planning a royal wedding.
One thing has already been decided, though, and that’s the engagement ring question. Prince William presented Kate with the sapphire and diamond ring his mother, Princess Diana, wore when she was engaged to Prince Charles. It’s a beautiful way to include the Prince’s mother in the happiest occasion of his life — it’s times like these when we really see how individual pieces of jewelry can take a place in our family history, becoming part of our cultural heritage and tradition.
Sapphire Horse Jewelry
Diana’s sapphire ring is big and bold, an unmistakable piece of signature jewelry. As a horsewoman, you too can have a signature piece that combines your love of horses with your personal style.
Sapphires come in a range of colors, but far and away the most popular sapphires are blue. Sapphire is September’s birthstone, and has long been a favorite stone of mankind. The precious blue stones are mentioned in the Bible, and the stone is mentioned in the inventories of rich Roman nobles.
This lovely 14k Gold Galloping Horse Ring features the beautiful, dynamic form of a horse in full gallop, mane streaming, tail blowing in the wind, hooves barely brushing the ground, above a raised set sapphire. A lovely piece for the horsewoman with lots of natural energy of her own!