Ever wondered who first coined the term 'Royal Blue'? I did.
According to records, the term comes from the early 1800's England. According to records, the color was created for a competition to make a dress fit for the queen. (Aren't most good things the product of competition?) Hence the 'Royal' in royal blue.
To be fair, the shade itself has evolved over time to give us this well known rich variety we love today.
The Royal Blue gemstone shown here is our lab created Sapphire in a 7x9mm Maya Drop.