A Stone of Destiny

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For centuries, sapphires have been worn by royalty. In fact, today Kate Middleton is wearing the legendary Princess Diana Sapphire Ring as Prince Harry proposed to her. But before Kate, another celebrity rocked the blue sapphire engagement ring – the Academy Award winning actress, Penelope Cruz.The famous actress married her longtime boyfriend Javier Bardem after he proposed a 3-carat sapphire engagement ring worth about $30,000. The two had originally met on set during the filming of the movie Jamon, Jamon back in 1992.Sapphires, a part of the corundum family, make a great alternative to diamond engagement rings because of their strong hardness rating of a 9 out of 10 (diamond being the hardest with a 10 rating). And they come … Read More

Penelope Cruz’s Engagement Ring!

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Penelope Cruz hasn’t announced her engagement or even admitted to dating beau Javier Bardem, but the huge sapphire ring on her finger says different! The huge stone is a vintage 3-carat estimated to be worth $30,000 Penelope has famously dated many of the hottest male stars in Hollywood today, including Tom Cruise and Matthew McConaughey. Saphhire engagement rings are much more rare and special.  In fact, not many female celebrities have rocked a sapphire. But one other sapphire engagement ring holder was the late Princess Diana.