Sapphire Engagement Ring Guide
History & Mythology of Sapphire
SAPPHIRE QUICK GUIDE
- Deep Blues
- Kasmir, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Australia, Thailand, Cambodia, Madagascar, United States (Montana)
- Good Fortune, Romance
- Wisdom, Wealth
What Does a Sapphire Engagement Ring Symbolize?
What to Look for in a Sapphire Engagement Ring
ColorA key factor of consideration for engagement ring buyers is the gemstone’s color. The stunning sapphire is best known for its vibrant blue color that ranges from darker blue to violet blue hues. However, the gorgeous gemstone also comes in an array of tones known as ‘fancy sapphire colors,’ including pink, orange, yellow, green, purple and violet. The most highly prized and coveted sapphires feature more vivid and deeper saturation of color.
CutA properly cut gemstone will highlight the entrancing color and radiance of the stone. While many cuts for sapphire will suit the gemstone beautifully, the crown (which refers to the top of the stone) should be symmetrical in its cut, with the top most point evenly centred in its setting to enhance its reflective qualities and luster. Examples of popular cuts for sapphire include the cabochon cut which elevates the twinkle of the stone with its rounded, dome cut.
ShapeThe gemstone’s shape (in other words, the stone’s outline) you choose for your engagement ring is key to reveal its brilliance. While the sapphire comes in many desirable shapes, it is crucial to look for consistent color and sparkle throughout the stone. Oval is a fashionable shape for sapphire showcasing its vivid hues. Princess Diana’s majestic, oval shaped sapphire engagement ring is credited for creating a surge in popularity of the oval shaped sapphire. Other elegant shapes include heart, marquise, pear and princess.
MetalsWith its gorgeous array of tones, sapphire will complement many metals. A blue sapphire solitaire plays beautifully against a white gold or silver for a timeless appeal that reveals the vivid hues of the stone. True romantics will love the way the warm hues of gold or rose gold toned metal enhance the dreamy glow of pink sapphire.
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Hardness & Wearability
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Accent Diamonds or Gemstones
Elevate the dazzle of your sapphire engagement ring and showcase your personal style with various accent designs. For a regal look that evokes the majestic elegance, a halo of brilliant cut diamonds will stunningly dazzle a sapphire solitaire at center. A double halo surrounding a sapphire centerpiece creates an entrancing sunburst-like effect.
Choose a pavé band for an added dash of scintillating luster. For an exquisitely bold play of color and light, colored gemstones will create a captivating look that will surely keep all eyes on you. Emerald’s richly vibrant hues gorgeously complement sapphire or rubies and offer an eye-catching look fit for royalty.
Sapphire Engagement Ring Buying Tips
Know Your BudgetIt's crucial that you set your budget before you shop to find a price point that is comfortable for you. Sapphires with elevated, vibrant hues are highly valued and therefore significantly pricer than lighter, more translucent sapphires which are equally beautiful variations.
Know Your Ring SizeAs a token you will treasure forever, it is critical that you determine your ring size before you shop to ensure that your ring will fit you comfortably.
Understand the Care Your Sapphire NeedsWhile sapphire is a harder, more durable gemstone, it is still crucial to treat your sapphire with the proper care and cleaning to maintain its stunning radiance for decades to come.
Consider Personalizing Your RingHave fun capturing your desired look by personalizing your sapphire engagement ring with an engraving, gemstone accents or a unique, mixed-metal band to enhance its beauty and showcase your style.
Choose a Reputable RetailerChoose a trustworthy retailer, like us, that you can rely on for the highest quality selection of gemstones. Look out for in-depth product descriptions and a fair return policy in a reputable retailer.