Blue Sapphire oval shape solitaire engagement ring in white gold.

Sapphire Engagement Rings

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Sapphire Engagement Rings

A custom blue sapphire engagement ring is among the most popular choices for gemstone rings. This gem shows magnificently in any piece of jewellery. Blue sapphire also looks excellent in fashion rings, pendants, eternity bands and a vast array of custom pieces. The striking colour of the gem draws the eye in with it's mystery and intrigue.

Sapphire Engagement Ring Styles

Choosing the style of your ring is a very personal thing. There are various styles, but the halo sapphire engagement ring stands out to us as the number one choice.  This style, made famous by the British Royal Family, has a long and highly desirable history. Princess Diana’s has a 12 carat oval blue sapphire engagement ring with a diamond halo set in 18k white gold. The small white diamonds surrounding the centre stone made the centre sapphire look more prominent and striking. The added detail also created a level of style and elegance.

The ring is now in the possession of Catherine Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, as Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, proposed to her with this ring in 2010.

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Strength of the Sapphire

Sapphire is a gemstone belonging to the corundum family. It comes in many colours like yellow, pink, white, blue and orange. Sapphire cannot be red as red in the corundum family is classified as ruby. The extensive array of colours makes sapphire a really great gemstone in terms of versatility.  It is a stone that can be used to design many pieces with many different and original design elements.

Sapphire measures 9 on the Mohs hardness scale. To put things into perspective, a diamond has the highest measure of 10. The remarkable strength of sapphire makes it a good choice for many jewellery styles. Jewellery is usually worn on a daily, weekly or monthly basis. This means it is subject to a large amount of wear and tear.

The constant scraping and rubbing can ruin some gems very quickly. Since sapphire is high on the hardness scale, it will not easily wear or scratch. It will be able to withstand most normal daily use. No gem or diamond can absorb the impact of being slammed with a hammer with enough force.  This is always good to keep in mind.  Sapphire is an excellent choice for gemstone engagement rings because it is stronger than other gemstone materials.

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In an engagement ring, a sapphire symbolizes various meaningful qualities and emotions. Traditionally, sapphires are associated with loyalty, sincerity, and faithfulness, making them a perfect representation of committed and everlasting love. The deep blue hue of sapphire also signifies wisdom, truth, and intuition, adding an element of depth and meaning to the engagement symbol. Beyond their beauty, sapphires hold a profound significance, embodying the promise of a vital, genuine, and enduring relationship between partners.

Yes, sapphire engagement rings are generally less expensive than diamonds due to their greater abundance and availability in various sizes and colours. Despite being more affordable, sapphires offer elegance, durability, and meaningful symbolism as engagement ring gemstones.

Yes, sapphires are an excellent choice for engagement rings. They are very durable and have a hardness of 9 on the Mohs scale, second only to diamonds. 

Teal Sapphires are very popular for engagement rings due to their unique expressions of colour in various light conditions.

The cost of a sapphire engagement ring in varies widely, ranging from a few hundred dollars to several thousand dollars or more, depending on factors like sapphire quality, design, and precious metal used. Setting a budget and working with a reputable jeweller to find a sapphire ring that fits your preferences and financial considerations is essential.

You can buy sapphire engagement rings in Canada from jewelry stores, online retailers, designer boutiques, antique shops, custom jewelers, and auction houses. Always choose reputable sellers and ensure the ring’s quality and authenticity.

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