Give her sapphires. It might
sound strange by today’s
standards, but that was how men
ensured that their wives were faithful
in the Middle Ages.
With a crusade breaking out every
five minutes, men could spend
years apart from their wives while
attempting to reclaim the Holy
Land. How were you supposed to
make sure that your favorite lady
didn’t catch a case of wandering eye
Some wise man came up with a
solution that made everyone happy:
"Give her sapphires." Those dazzling
blue stones represent fidelity,
faithfulness and truth, and were
thought to change color if the person
wearing it was untrue. Not only
did it put a husband’s overprotective
mind at ease, but it gave his
wife something to treasure while her
man was away.
In honor of this story, we bring you
the Fidelity Doublet Sapphire and Marcasite
Necklace. 22 ½ carats of sapphire brilliantly framed by marcasite set in .925 sterling silver.
En vogue both with Victorian and
Art Nouveau crowds, marcasite jewelry
has been produced ever since
the time of the Ancient Greeks, and
shines beautifully against this necklace’s sapphire and silver.
The crusaders had it right when it came to true blue beauty. What better way to show your fidelity and trust than with sapphires?