Considering pledging your love with a Sapphire Engagement Ring? Although a diamond is still the most popular choice for an engagement ring today, the demand for natural sapphires keeps rising each year with no signs of slowing down any time soon. To give you an example, tastemakers Gwyneth Paltrow, Elizabeth Hurley, Penelope Cruz, and Heidi Klum all received sapphire engagement rings. Don’t get us wrong, we love diamonds, but your ring will look so much better with a combination of the two stones. Here are five reasons why sapphire engagement rings are the best choice.
1. SAPPHIRE ENGAGEMENT RINGS ARE UNIQUE
Diamonds are the most common engagement ring here in the US. So by choosing a sapphire instead, you immediately setting yourself apart from the crowd. But the uniqueness of your sapphire engagement ring goes beyond the fact that they are not all over your Instagram feed.
Sapphires come in a wide range of colors and each one has its own personality. Unlike diamonds, which go from colorless to slightly off-white, just the royal blue variant of a sapphire can be from a rich blue to midnight blue with difference in both saturation and tone along with hints of secondary colors. Sapphires can also be found in slightly purple or teal, warm or cool, saturated, or subtle, and even color change. But that’s not all! This versatile gem also comes in pinks, yellows, orange, green, purple, colorless and everything in between.
2.The Most Famous Engagement Ring in the World
The most famous engagement ring in the world is of course a blue sapphire: The 18-carat Ceylon sapphire engagement ring that Prince Charles gave to Princess Diana. Today Prince William has given the same engagement ring to his wife Kate Middleton Duchess of Cambridge. Sapphires are a royal tradition: Napoleon gave Empress Josephine a sapphire engagement ring. Choosing a blue sapphire isn’t just unique, it’s regal and has been one of the most sought-after gems for engagement rings when you look back through history.
This Custom Sapphire & Diamond Ring is classic ring setting.
This design below is similar to the design Napoleon gave his wife in the end of the 18th century.
3. SAPPHIRES ARE DEEPLY MEANINGFUL
The tradition of giving a sapphire engagement ring dates back longer than any other gemstone including the diamond engagement ring. Much of this is due to what a natural sapphire symbolizes, from loyalty, sincerity, and faithfulness as well as health and prosperity has made the natural sapphire engagement ring popular for centuries. It was due to a combination of better cutting techniques along with huge marketing push during the 1930’s by De Beers & Tiffany & Co which is still running today, this has made the diamond ring so popular today, but with more and more people who are looking at an alternative over the past 10 years we have seen as large increase in demand true natural sapphire engagement rings.
Sapphire makes a promise to be true. In medieval times, bishops wore sapphire rings to symbolize that they are married to the church. Sapphire is the gem of the soul, which makes it the perfect choice for your fiancé. Really, sapphire is just an all-around perfect choice to express the depth of your love and commitment to each other.
Below we show one of our popular sapphire engagement rings in platinum with a raised diamond halo for the wedding band to sit next to the ring neatly.
4. SAPPHIRES ARE TOUGH
Diamonds may have a higher scratch resistant than sapphire at 10 with sapphires at 9. but diamonds are more likely to be chipped or cracked with a single blow. Sapphires are extremely hard second only to diamond on Mohs scale but a sapphire has a stronger cleavage than a diamond ( Cleavage refers to how easily a stone can chipped or cracked ) making a sapphire tougher not only to a diamond but all other gemstones.
This is why a sapphire can handle years of use without chipping or scratching. We hope you’ll take care of your engagement ring, of course. But sapphire will stay beautiful for generations which can be seen in some of the oldest jewelry in the world, set with stunning natural sapphires.
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5. SAPPHIRES ARE MORE AFFORDABLE
Best of all, the beauty, uniqueness, tradition, choices and lasting beauty of sapphires are less per carat than diamond despite the fact that a natural blue sapphire is much rarer. You can afford a larger sapphire for the money, giving you more design choices and flexibility.
Go delicate, go large or go dramatic. Choose a traditional color or an fancy sapphire. Go for a traditional cut or a custom ring. With sapphire you can dream bigger and still fit into your engagement ring budget. Just see our selection of stunning sapphire engagement rings all GIA certified and we know you will be convinced that sapphire really is the right engagement ring for you.
Below a stunning Blue Ceylon Sapphire surrounded with halo of large round brilliant cut diamonds GIA certified Cushion Cut Natural stone.
To design you Custom Sapphire Ring Contact us to visit our Design Your Own Engagement Ring section
SAPPHIRE ENGAGEMENT RINGS IN HISTORY
Since 800 BC, sapphires have been heralded as a truly precious gemstones. Used as a holy stone in Ancient Persia’s Catholic churches, to some religions the deep blue color of sapphire was symbolic of heaven. It was also believed that the 10 Commandments were written on sapphire tablets, and they were stone of the apocalypse. Kings adorned sapphire necklaces to protect them from harm. King Solomon of Israel also wore a sapphire ring.
SAPPHIRE ENGAGEMENT RINGS IN POP CULTURE
Javier Bardem gifted Penelope Cruz a three-carat oval sapphire set in a flower bed of diamonds. This vintage sapphire engagement is absolutely stunning. Our round cut sapphire ring with diamond petal accents is the perfect fit. Australian cricketer, Shane Warne also presented English beauty Liz Hurley an emerald cut sapphire ring with diamond accents. This stunning trilogy ring is rumored to be worth upwards of $60,000.
Now that you know a little more about natural sapphire engagement rings and why they are the perfect choice for you, it is time to make the selection. If you are looking for the perfect sapphire engagement ring to give to your future wife, then check out our collection of sapphire engagement rings.
Keep in mind that you can always mix and match styles and ideas to come up with the perfect ring for you both, and our expert jewelers will craft it for you according to your personal specifications worki8ng alongside our CAD designer. Your search for your dream engagement ring ends here! Get in touch with our experts today. We always looking forward to answering any questions you may have.
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Above one of our Custom Sapphire Rings been made by our master jeweler with each sapphire & all the diamonds set by hand.
Below a rare Emerald Sapphire and Diamond Wedding band in platinum 950.
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