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Lily Arkwright sponsors Manchester Film Festival

Manchester Film Festival

Lily Arkwright are thrilled to support Manchester Film Festival 2023 as this years lead partner. MFF showcases the very best UK & international...

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Lily Arkwright Supports Unicef

Supporting Unicef

This year marks Lily Arkwright's 5th year of supporting Unicef during Black Friday building upon our successful 2019 Unicef Halloween Ball partner...

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Lily Arkwright Supports Global Witness

Global Witness

Global Witness brings together the issues of human rights, corruption, the trade in natural resources, the role of banks, the arms trade, conflict...

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Lily Arkwright Award Nominations


Award Winning Jeweller

Proudly nominated for two of the UK's showcase Jewellery awards.

We're thrilled to have been nominated for Showroom Design of the Year by The Retail Jewellery awards committee and also Team of The Year by the Professional Jeweller awards team.


Blue Sapphire Engagement Rings

What are blue sapphire engagement rings?

The exquisite sapphire gemstone found in blue sapphire engagement rings is highly valued for both its durability and rich blue colour. Sapphires are prized for their beauty and significance, and are known to represent sincerity, loyalty, and wisdom. These rings feature a central sapphire that can be set in a variety of ways, such as a halo, solitaire, or with diamond accents, providing elegance and versatility. Because sapphires are second only to diamonds in hardness, they withstand regular wear and tear well, making them a great option for a lasting symbol of love. Blue sapphire engagement rings are a classic and sought-after option that provide a distinctive and colourful substitute for conventional diamond rings because of their alluring colour and royal connotations.

What is the history of blue sapphire engagement rings?

The history of blue sapphire engagement rings is rich and spans several centuries. Prehistoric societies held sapphires in high regard as symbols of protection and wisdom, drawn to them for their heavenly hue. Sapphires in engagement rings were embraced by royalty, including the British monarchy, which elevated their status even further. The 20th century saw a rise in celebrity, most famously due to Princess Diana's famous sapphire engagement ring, which was eventually inherited by Kate Middleton. This classic piece brought sapphires back into vogue and ignited a contemporary interest in vibrant gemstones used in engagement rings. Blue sapphire rings have a long history full of symbolism and regal charm, and they continue to be captivating because they represent timeless elegance and love.

Why are blue sapphire engagement rings popular to propose with?

The remarkable beauty, symbolic meaning, and distinct appeal of blue sapphire engagement rings have contributed to their enduring appeal. The vivid blue colour is associated with the depth of commitment in a relationship and represents fidelity, wisdom, and sincerity. Their appeal is influenced by their connections to historical treasures and royalty, such as Princess Diana's ring. In addition to their eye-catching hue, sapphires have a high Mohs durability rating, which guarantees longevity with regular use. For those looking for uniqueness, grace, and a classic representation of everlasting love in their proposal, blue sapphire engagement rings are a desirable option due to their remarkable beauty, deep symbolism, and durability.


Celebrity Blue Sapphire Rings

Penelope Cruz’s blue sapphire engagement ring

Penelope Cruz's engagement ring features a captivating blue sapphire, embraced by an elegant setting of diamonds, gifted by Javier Bardem. The exquisite sapphire, renowned for its deep hue, exudes sophistication and timeless allure, symbolising fidelity and profound commitment in a stunning and cherished design.

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Lily Arkwright Loves

Diana oval or Viola oval rings

Blue sapphires, renowned for their captivating hue, are coveted gemstones for engagement rings. Symbolising loyalty and wisdom, these corundum gems boast exceptional hardness, offering enduring beauty. Their deep blue tones, coupled with brilliance and durability, create timeless and elegant pieces, embodying commitment and enduring love.