With another Royal Wedding on the docket for 2018, the buzz is contagious, and although the May wedding is likely to garner most of the spotlight, I must say I’m slightly more excited about wedding #2!

Perhaps, it’s because I’m still a little upset that one of my favourite shows of all time is losing the trendiest leading lady 😉 But no, there’s a little more to do with it, and it happens to be related to a stunning pink stone.

When Princess Eugenie’s engagement broke headlines on Tuesday morning, I was still half asleep scrolling through Insta, when a certain word caught my attention, Padpa… what?!?! I sat bolt upright in bed, and scrolled over to the picture of the ring. The Princess was wearing a stone very near and dear to my heart, a stone that until now was quite unknown.

You see, when I noticed the light pink stone trend take over Pinterest Boards across the world, I noticed a slight problem, and sought out on a journey to make sure my clients would not run in to that same Pinterest problem, more commonly known as the Morganite stone. Now I love a good Morganite as much as any Pin out there, but not on any of my brides ring finger! Morganites, being fully porous, are not durable enough to wear daily. They absorb water, and become dull very quickly, therefore no bling, no thank you!

Knowing that I would have many beautiful ladies seeking this light pink colour, I started researching the solution. Padparadscha Sapphires had been on my radar, and because they come in that same light pink colour, it was time to get on a plane and source them out. When I found them, I completely fell in love, not only for their rich colour variations, but discovering that they are in fact the rarest and most expensive colour of sapphire originating from Ceylon (along with the stunning dark blue which comes in at a close second). I knew then and there that I wanted to feature and highlight these beauties, and so happened to give them famous royal names to top it all off (they basically scream ‘fit for a princess!’)

Also, another note to mention for the gem geeks like me out there, is that these dear sapphires (which range from light pink to deep pink-oranges) are extremely popular in China. This is due to orange being a very lucky colour in their culture, and it was becoming increasingly difficult to certify the light pink varieties as true Padparadscha stones. Now that Princess Eugenie is wearing a very light pink on her finger, I don’t think the certifications will be as difficult, and my favourite variation of colour will be safe and sound.

As I was debating what I wanted to focus on design wise in 2018, sapphires kept coming to mind, and I’m so beyond thrilled that this beautiful stone is going to be front and centre for a very long time.

Well Princess E and Mr. Brooksbank, you have definitely wowed this designer with your impeccable taste, and I can’t wait to see all the other details you have coming our way! Now back to sapphire shopping I go…

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xo,
Margot

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