Top Sapphire and Diamond Engagement Rings

There was only one thing everyone wanted to talk about when Prince William announced his engagement to Kate Middleton in 2010: Her gorgeous sapphire and diamond engagement ring — the same ring once worn by his beloved mother, the late Princess Diana.

William told reporters that the ring is “very special to me, and Kate's now very special to me, so it was only right to put the two together.” And it’s definitely a special ring: The stunner is definitely one of the top sapphire and diamond engagement rings out there. Luckily, this beautiful ring combo isn’t just for royalty — you can have it, too.



Things to consider when buying a sapphire and diamond engagement ring

Sapphires are an instant conversation piece when added to an engagement ring — and the combination of the gemstones make a striking pair that’s as durable as it is beautiful.

Like diamonds, sapphires are priced depending on a number of factors, including weight. The actual cost per carat can vary from rather inexpensive (less than $50) to thousands of dollars. In general, they’re typically less expensive than diamonds, so opting for a sapphire center stone with diamond accents can be a more cost-effective alternative to the traditional diamond engagement ring.

Even better: Your sapphire and diamond engagement ring can increase the sparkle, which means you can come down on sapphire quality if you need to. Lower clarity sapphires can seem a bit dull, but a diamond halo can offset that effect — and not all sapphire and diamond engagement rings are sapphire stones with diamond halos. You can have a sapphire solitaire with a diamond band or even a sapphire center stone with two side stone diamonds.

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And as for how sapphires compare to diamonds in terms of strength? Though some gemstones are significantly softer than diamonds, sapphires are not one of them. The gemstones are 9 on the Mohs hardness scale, so you don't have to worry that they'll get scratched if they're a big center stone.



Shopping guide: The top sapphire and diamond engagement rings

So, you’re sold on rocking a sapphire and diamond engagement ring on that finger. Where do you go from here? We’ve rounded up some of the top sapphire and diamond engagement rings to help you start the search for the perfect symbol of your love.

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Oval Sapphire Under Bezeled Accent Ring

You know how we said that a diamond halo setting isn’t your only option? This is a perfect example: The Oval Sapphire Under Bezeled Accent Ring features a big-and-beautiful sapphire as center stone, along with pave diamonds that accent down the band of the ring. Simple, yet striking.

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Oval Sapphire Princess Diamond Accent Ring

The princess-cut accent diamonds give the Oval Sapphire Princess Diamond Accent Ring serious sophistication with a bit of modern edge.

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Oval Sapphire Twisting Vine Diamond Ring

Get the best of both worlds with this pick in the top sapphire and diamond engagement rings. The tightly twisted bands on the Oval Sapphire Twisting Vine Diamond Ring include one with a smooth polish, along with a band with pave diamonds that accent the center sapphire.

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Oval Sapphire Petite Twist Diamond Ring

Want to get your own version of Kate Middleton’s engagement ring? This Oval Sapphire Petite Twist Diamond Ring combines a petite halo setting with .16 carats of accent diamonds to make the center sapphire the star.

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Cushion Sapphire Twisting Vine Diamond Ring

The striking vine of pave diamonds on the Cushion Sapphire Twisting Vine Diamond Ring adds just enough extra bling to make the cushion-cut center sapphire sparkle and shine.

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Round Sapphire Split Shank Pave Ring

Get the look of dual bands — without actually having two bands — with the split shank on this gorgeous ring. The Round Sapphire Split Shank Pave Ring features a striking center round stone, along with another 52 pave diamonds down the band.

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Round Sapphire Double Floating Halo Cathedral Ring

Eat your heart out, Kate Middleton: The Round Sapphire Double Floating Halo Cathedral Ring is like her flawless engagement ring on steroids, thanks to a generous center sapphire and two rows of pave accent diamonds haloed around it.

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Cushion Sapphire Three Stone Baguette Ring

A list of the top sapphire and diamond engagement rings wouldn’t be complete without an unapologetically modern ring. The Cushion Sapphire Three Stone Baguette Ring features a smooth shank, along with a cushion-cut center sapphire that’s offset by two understated — but gorgeous — baguette-shaped diamonds.

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Round Sapphire Plain Shank Diamond Halo Ring

Want to get your own version of Kate Middleton’s engagement ring? This Round Sapphire Plain Shank Diamond Halo Ring combines a petite halo setting with .16 carats of accent diamonds to make the center sapphire the star.

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