We live in a time when changes seem almost constant. Tradition is becoming something that belongs to the previous generations. And so it is the same with weddings, and the application of the “something old, new, borrowed and blue” tradition. Although most brides still observe the practice, the definitions have broadened somewhat in recent times. The question is “can sapphire be considered as something blue”?
Understanding “Something Blue”
“Something Blue” is an old tradition that requires the bride to wear something that has blue. The “blue” part of the equation will often be a piece of clothing or jewelry. Even a garter bought for the occasion will count. Some brides may even carry a blue handkerchief or have a blue element incorporated into the cake or table settings.
In the past few years, though, sapphires have become increasingly popular for use in engagement rings and other jewelry. Will this ring be counted as your “something blue”?
The short answer, of course, is yes!
As with many aspects of a modern wedding, the people involved are always the key. Everything else is a small part of the collective path to get to that point. Also, times are changing. Weddings have become much more relaxed. The wearing of a sapphire ring perfectly brings together the past and present in the most spectacular ways imaginable.
Sapphire Rings Demystified
Given all the cheaper options that you can use to cover your “something blue” tradition, why a sapphire ring? There are so many easier and/or cheaper options.
Well, we’re not saying go out and buy a sapphire ring just for your wedding (unless, of course, you want to). We are just saying that if you already have one available to you, why not? Indeed, if the ring belongs to someone else, say your mother or grandmother, you could even cover your old, borrowed and blue in one fell swoop!
If you do decide to wear a ring, it certainly doesn’t need to be an engagement ring, although there are advantages to that. The fact is that sapphire rings are simply stunning things, even more so if it’s an engagement ring that also incorporates other stones such as diamonds.
One of the most beautiful aspects of sapphires is that they sit perfectly alongside any color metal, whether platinum, silver or even yellow gold. This has the added bonus of contrasting nicely with the white of the dress.
Sapphires have a special place in religious and cultural history. Additionally, sapphires have strong associations with love, promoting fidelity and romantic commitment.
Other Ideas for Something Blue
In addition to a sapphire ring, there are so many other ideas that can be used for “something blue”:
- Blue Flowers. Click here for a list of blue flowers.
- Blue Sash or Garter
- A Wedding Veil with a muted blue tone, blue stitching, or a blue border
- Blue Wedding Dress (or a White Wedding Dress that incorporates something blue)
- Sapphire Earrings or Sapphire Wedding Band
- Blue Shoes. Here are some blue shoe ideas.
- Blue-themed gift bags
- Blue Wedding Car or Limousine
- A Manicure that is Blue (or incorporates a blue theme)
- Blue Dinnerware Sets for the Reception
- Tablecloths and/or Centerpieces that are Blue
Because there are no hard-and-fast rules, you can ask your bridesmaids to wear blue dresses. They can be your representatives. Alternatively, it can be the groom who incorporates blue into his look. Blue suits are extremely fashionable.
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A Sapphire Ring makes its use as something blue not just in a practical way, but also emotionally.
After all, who among us doesn’t want good fortune and enduring love to see us through our lives? A sapphire ring on your wedding day doesn’t just bring the luck of the traditions of matrimony, but so much more. That sapphires are so beautiful can be considered something of a happy coincidence!