Peter T. Daniels
2017-02-06 17:19:32 UTC
One doesn't often get to celebrate the 65th anniversary of anything -- sometimes
one hears of people married that long -- so I wonder whether "sapphire" has
traditionally been established for 65, like silver, gold, and diamond?
Or perhaps the designation was invented in honour of the sapphire jewelry given
to the Princess Elizabeth by her father GVIR as a wedding gift, 70 years ago --
which she wears in the official Jubilee portrait?
(Information from the BBC World Service this morning)