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Engagement Ring with Sapphire: A Radiant Departure from Tradition

Updated: Feb 27

In the realm of engagement rings, a sparkling departure from tradition has emerged, and its name is sapphire. The allure of an engagement ring with sapphire has captured the hearts of modern couples, offering a spectrum of colours and a unique charm. This blog post unravels the mesmerising world of sapphire engagement rings, exploring the plethora of hues, the benefits of choosing this precious gem, and the shifting trend among younger couples opting for sapphires over traditional diamonds. I have helped many couple make their dream sapphire engagement rings using blue, yellow, green and padparadscha sapphires. Sapphire can be a difficult gemstone to buy without experience and I can help you get the best possible quality sapphire for the lower than high street pricing.

Blue Sapphire trillion engagement rig
Blue Sapphire in Trillion Shape in Diamond Halo

The Plethora of Sapphires Colours and Benefits:

One of the most enchanting aspects of choosing a sapphire engagement ring is the kaleidoscope of colours available. Beyond the classic blue, sapphires can be found in shades of pink, yellow, green, and even the rare and coveted Padparadscha orange-pink. This diversity allows couples to select a hue that resonates with personal meaning, adding a unique touch to this symbol of love. Furthermore, sapphires are renowned for their durability, scoring just below diamonds on the Mohs scale. This hardness ensures a sapphire engagement ring withstands the test of time, making it an excellent choice for a piece that will be worn every day.

Pink Sapphire Halo Ring
Pink Sapphire Engagement Ring - Set with a Diamond Halo

The Shift Toward Sapphires and other Precious Gemstones in engagement rings:

Modern couples are increasingly drawn to the allure of precious gemstones like sapphires as a symbol of their unique love stories. This shift is a departure from the traditional emphasis on diamonds, reflecting a desire for individuality and a break from convention. Sapphire engagement rings, with their vibrant colours and symbolism, provide a distinctive way for couples to express their personalities and values. The trend towards precious gemstones signals a cultural evolution where couples seek alternatives that align with their diverse tastes and preferences.

Yellow Sapphire Engagement Ring
Yellow Sapphire & Diamond Engagement Ring

Famous Sapphire Engagement Rings:

The embrace of sapphire engagement rings is not only a contemporary phenomenon but has also been adored by some of the world's most iconic figures. Princess Diana's sapphire and diamond engagement ring, now worn by Kate Middleton, remains a symbol of timeless elegance and grace. Other notable personalities who have chosen sapphire for their engagement rings include Victoria Beckham, Elizabeth Taylor, Penelope Cruz, and Elizabeth Hurley. These rings not only showcase the versatility of sapphires but also highlight the enduring appeal of this precious gemstone among the elite.

Kate Middleton Engagement Ring
Kate Middleton with a particulary fine blue sapphire engagement ring. The ring was once the property of Princess Diana.

In the world of engagement rings, the sapphire has emerged as a radiant and meaningful choice for couples seeking something beyond the traditional diamond. The plethora of colours, coupled with the symbolic significance and durability of sapphires, has propelled them into the spotlight of modern engagement ring preferences. As the trend continues to evolve, more couples are opting for the allure of sapphires, embracing a symbol of love that is as unique as their own story. An engagement ring with sapphire is not just a piece of jewellery; it's a testament to individuality, tradition, and the enduring beauty of true love.

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Clayton Delville - GIA Gemologist and Diamond Grader

Clayton Delville Hood

Clayton is a GIA graduate gemologist, Diamond and Coloured stone grader and dealer with over 20 years experience in the Diamond, Gemstone and Jewellery business. More...



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