5 spectacular sapphire rings from Chanel, Bulgari, Van Cleef & Arpels, Piaget and Chaumet – the blue gemstones anchor high jewellery pieces sparkling in diamonds and gold

Five high jewellery pieces, including Piaget’s Infinite Lights ring, that showcase large sapphires. Photo: Piaget
Twinkling like the night sky, sapphires are mysterious, serene and stellar. The precious gem comes in a surprising variety of colours including yellow and even black, but it is that particularly brilliant, deep shade of blue that usually springs to mind whenever the stone is mentioned.

Here we have selected an array of rings that show off the gemstone to spectacular effect.

1. Bulgari

Bulgari Magnifica High Jewellery collection ring in platinum with a cushion-cut sapphire. Photo: Bulgari
The Magnifica High Jewellery collection sources outstanding gems from all corners of the world. This ring features a 29.88-carat cushion-cut Kashmir sapphire, contrasted by two emerald-cut diamonds. Price upon request.

2. Chaumet

Chaumet Joséphine Valse Impériale Solitaire in platinum, set with 27 brilliant-cut diamonds weighing 0.83 carats, one pear-shaped sapphire weighing 4.05 carats and two pear-shaped diamonds weighing 1.52 carats. Photo: Chaumet

Channelling an air of regality, the Joséphine Valse Impériale Ring nestles a pear-shaped sapphire between two pear-shaped diamonds in a harmonious combination intended to recall the three steps of a stately waltz, US$99,000.

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3. Chanel

Chanel Lion Secret ring in white gold, platinum and diamonds, topped with a cushion-cut blue sapphire of 30.92 carats. Photo: Chanel

The Lion collection expresses the dynamic spirit of the city of Venice and this Secret ring sees two magnificent lions’ heads set in white gold and diamonds sandwiching a cushion-cut blue sapphire, US$1.97 million.

4. Van Cleef & Arpels

Aurigae ring in white and rose gold with one emerald-cut sapphire of 13.06 carats from Sri Lanka, plus blue and mauve sapphires and diamonds. Photo: Van Cleef & Arpels

Named after a modern constellation meaning “charioteer” in Latin, the Aurigae ring places an emerald-cut sapphire at the heart of a wondrous collection of blue and mauve sapphires. Price upon request.

5. Piaget

Piaget Celestial Ballet ring. Photo: Piaget

Evoking the Northern Lights dancing across the night sky, this Celestial Ballet ring pulses with a collection of sapphires of different hues. Price upon request.

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  • Chanel’s Lion Secret ring features two lion heads set in diamonds, while Bulgari’s Magnifica High Jewellery ring flanks a huge sapphire with diamonds too
  • Chaumet recalls the three steps of a waltz with its Joséphine Valse Impériale, but Van Cleef & Arpels and Piaget’s designs were both inspired by the night sky