The most important factor when choosing a pink sapphire is the gemstone’s color
. Pink sapphires come in many luscious shades, from the palest blush to striking hot pink. All pink sapphires are rare but the rarest among them is the stunning Padparadscha sapphire, named for the exquisite orangey-pink lotus blossoms that these gems emulate.
The cut of a gemstone
is what gives it symmetry and shows off the stone’s color and brilliance. To achieve maximum sparkle in your pink sapphire engagement ring, choose a radiant or mixed cut. These cuts enable generous quantities of light to enter the gemstone, allowing the sapphire to glisten unabashedly.
A gemstone’s shape is the outline you see when looking down at it. Any shape you love will compliment the pink sapphire’s radiance, be it an eye-catching teardrop or show-stopping emerald shape. Popular sapphire engagement ring choices are oval, round and cushion shapes.
Which metals are you most attracted to? With pink sapphire, feel free to go with whatever your heart desires. Pink sapphires are fitting for many different tones and look just as gorgeous against white gold or platinum as they do on rose or yellow gold bands.