What is “something blue”?
Wearing “something old, something new, something borrowed, and something blue” on your wedding day is an ancient bridal tradition that is still going strong. This tradition dates back to an old English rhyme that encouraged brides to wear something old, something new, something borrowed, and something blue on their wedding day for good luck in their marriage.
Wearing each of these items on your wedding day is said to bring a different form of blessing or luck to the bride and groom. “Something old” is supposed to scare away any evil eye, and “something borrowed” is said to bring positivity to the future. “Something borrowed” is meant to be borrowed from a happily married couple to share their happiness, and “something blue,” importantly, is thought to solidify love and trust in a marriage. Whether these items are worn out of superstition or not, this tradition has become a pillar of American culture and has become an exciting part of many brides’ wedding day.
Can a blue diamond be your “something blue”?
Blue diamonds are a type of fancy color diamond that are prized for their rarity and striking color. Blue diamonds get their color from the presence of boron, which is a chemical impurity in the diamond's crystal structure that causes the absorption of certain wavelengths of light, resulting in the blue color.
There are so many ways to incorporate your “something blue” into your bridal look, but how better to do so than with a blue diamond. Diamonds symbolize the eternity and everlastingness of love, which is why most engagement rings are diamond rings. Blue diamonds, especially, signify eternal trust and the strength and depth of love, which makes them the perfect, heartfelt addition to your big day.
Can a blue diamond ring be your something blue?
A blue diamond ring has an allure that makes it the ideal choice as your "something blue" on your wedding day. It’s not just an accessory; it becomes a symbol of enduring love and commitment that will stay with you long after the wedding festivities have ended. It will portray the beauty and depth of your relationship, making it a perfect choice for this tradition.
The significance of choosing a blue diamond ring lies in its everlasting nature. While other "something blue" options may be fleeting or temporary, a blue diamond ring is a timeless and heirloom-worthy choice. It serves as a constant reminder of your wedding day and the promises you exchanged, making it a symbol of enduring love.
Aesthetically, a blue diamond ring strikes a perfect balance. Its blue color is visually striking without overpowering your white bridal look from afar. The blue diamond's subtle yet vibrant presence complements your attire, enhancing your bridal ensemble's beauty without overshadowing it.
What are some styles of blue diamond rings?
As with any colored diamond ring, the style opportunities are endless. Here are some of our favorite ring styles for your wedding day that we believe hold the deepest meanings and showcase the blue color best.
Three Stone Blue Diamond Ring
This style features three blue diamonds set side by side on the band. The central blue diamond is typically larger, flanked by smaller blue diamonds or white diamonds, symbolizing the past, present, and future of a relationship. Based on preference, the side diamonds can be any color, with the main center diamond showcasing its blue color.
Halo Blue Diamond Ring
In this style, the center blue diamond is surrounded by a circle, or "halo," of smaller diamonds. The halo enhances the overall brilliance and perception of the blue diamond. For a unique twist, the center diamond can be a white diamond with small blue diamonds encircling it as well.