Top Ten Sapphire Engagement Rings

Although engagement rings are traditionally made up of diamonds, sapphire engagement rings have recently surged in popularity. Perhaps Kate Middleton’s unmistakable 18-carat sapphire ring has something to do with the high demand, or perhaps it is the undeniable beauty of a flash of color on the left hand that leaves a bride-to-be speechless. Whatever the reason might be, a sapphire engagement ring remains a solid choice for those looking to have an elegant, yet more unique, engagement ring.


Sapphire Engagement Ring History

The legends surrounding the sapphire make the gemstone increasingly more desirable. In ancient times, sapphires were said to have medicinal and protective powers, while in medieval times, they were said to be symbolic of honesty and wisdom. Engagement rings with sapphires first appeared in Rome in the thirteenth century when it was thought that a sapphire’s color would change if it was worn by a dishonest or impure person. However, it was not until the fourteenth or fifteenth centuries when sapphire engagement rings became popular and common. Today, the sapphire proves to be a regal choice for an engagement ring as it once symbolized royalty. Currently, engagement rings with sapphires are best known for their color and durability.




Sapphire Engagement Ring Popularity

Sapphires are made up of the element corundum, but their vivid colors are thanks to the trace amounts of other elements. Blue sapphire engagement rings, the most popular choice, contain iron and titanium, while white sapphires are made up of pure corundum, making the stone colorless. Not only is the blue sapphire the most desirable, but it is also the most valuable because of its rarity. However, sapphires can also be found in pink, purple, orange, yellow, green, and black. No two sapphires are exactly alike, and therefore, a sapphire engagement ring is guaranteed to be one-of-a-kind.

In comparison to other stones, a sapphire is extremely hard and durable. This beauty earns a 9 on the Mohs scale, making it a logical choice for everyday use. One of the major perks of a sapphire is its resistance to chipping; diamonds may be harder, but their crystalline structure does not make them as protective against chips. However, keep in mind that sapphires are much more easily scratched, making it a necessity to take the stone in for extra care such as re-polishing and re-cutting.

Although sapphires tend to look stunning paired with any metal, rose and yellow gold can add an original flair to already unique sapphire engagement rings. For sapphires, however, there is no one “best” metal to pair with them. Each ring depends on the color of the sapphire as well as the way it is cut.

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Top-rated Choices for Sapphire Engagement Rings

See our most popular sapphire engagement ring styles below:

Round Sapphire Twisting Solitaire Ring

Round Sapphire Twisting Solitaire Ring

This ring demonstrates tightly wound metal crisscrossing up to the center sapphire. With this design, the sapphire is the star of the show; the band is simple and elegant, but the stone stands alone to allow for maximum shine.

Round Sapphire Under Bezeled Accent Ring

Round Sapphire Under Bezeled Accent Ring

This ring gives diamond sapphire engagement rings a little added sparkle. Not only does the center sapphire glisten under the light, but the band features prong accent diamonds floating on either side of the center stone for a subtle way to show off the sparkle of this diamond and sapphire engagement ring.

Oval Sapphire Oval Plain Shank Halo Diamond Engagement Ring

Oval Sapphire Oval Plain Shank Halo Diamond Engagement Ring

This ring gives the wearer a more vintage look. With a diamond halo surrounding the center oval stone, the sapphire appears much grander for a blue sapphire halo engagement ring that is sure to catch people’s eyes.

Round Sapphire Winding Diamond Accent Ring

Round Sapphire Winding Diamond Accent Ring

This ring provides the wearer with pave set accent diamonds that wind up to the center stone. By making the band the focal point of these sapphire and diamond engagement rings, the center sapphire proves to be the perfect pop of color.

Oval Sapphire Split Shank Pave Ring

Oval Sapphire Split Shank Pave Ring

For a more contemporary look on diamond and blue sapphire engagement rings, a petite split shank reconnects to join at the center gemstone featuring 52 diamonds along the way in the Oval Sapphire Split Shank Pave Ring. Between the interesting design and the sparkle, the engagement ring is guaranteed to make a bold statement.

Round Sapphire Three Stone Trellis Ring

Round Sapphire Three Stone Trellis Ring

Perhaps just one pop of color is not sufficient. If this is the case, the Round Sapphire Three Stone Trellis Ring provides the wearer with a three-stone trellis in the center of the ring. Perfect for the symbolic couple, the three stones of this engagement ring represent the past, present, and future commitment.

Round Sapphire Pave Diamond Halo Ring

Round Sapphire Pave Diamond Halo Ring

This halo ring is sure to sparkle, sparkle, sparkle. With 62 diamonds along the band and in the halo around the center stone, these rings pack a punch with their shine, making any observer in awe of these sapphire diamond engagement rings.

Cushion Sapphire Classic Four Prong Solitaire Ring

Cushion Sapphire Classic Four Prong Solitaire Ring

However, if sleek and simple is the wearer’s desire, the Cushion Sapphire Classic Four Prong Solitaire Ring features a plain band with a simple center sapphire. The ring remains elegant while still being dainty.

Cushion Sapphire Cushion Plain Shank Halo Diamond Engagement Ring

Cushion Sapphire Cushion Plain Shank Halo Diamond Engagement Ring

For a step up on the shine scale, the Cushion Sapphire Cushion Plain Shank Halo Diamond Engagement Ring features a seemingly enlarged center diamond because of the 16 accent diamonds encircling it. This sapphire and diamond engagement ring is a unique twist to a classic ring.

Round Sapphire Classic Four Prong Solitaire Ring

Round Sapphire Classic Four Prong Solitaire Ring

Finally, for a simple sapphire engagement rings, the Round Sapphire Classic Four Prong Solitaire Ring focuses on only the round center stone to feature a classic, timeless look.

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