Choosing a Sapphire Engagement Ring

Choosing a Sapphire Engagement Ring

Ever since Kate Middleton and her sapphire engagement ring, it seems to be a growing trend among women and their ring choices.  While diamonds will always hold a special place in the engagement ring arena, but it’s also fun to see something totally different with sapphires making waves.  If you’re thinking about wanting a different engagement ring, something that’s not going to be like what anyone else you know has you may want to consider a sapphire ring.  Sapphires are a bit different when it comes to choosing them.  Since we’re always eager to share tips and tricks with you, we’re sharing some of the best tips to choosing a sapphire engagement ring so you choose the best option for you!

Look At The Color
Obviously, one of the most gorgeous attributes of a sapphire stone is the color.  It’s the biggest difference between a diamond engagement ring and a sapphire – that pop of color.  Generally speaking, the sapphire stones that are considered to be the most valuable and admired are those that are made up of a deep, consistent blue coloring.  You want to look for a stone that has even color throughout the entire stone, this is a key point to consider.  When you see a sapphire stone that’s too light or dark, they’re not quite as admired and often considered as flawed.  Keep in mind, sapphires aren’t just blue there are also pink sapphire stones that are also incredibly popular and beautiful.  The same tips for looking at color apply to other shades of sapphire.  Of course, natural stones will vary in color a bit so finding a color that you like the most is going to be the most important factor.

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Decide On A Shape
Once you’ve decided the color/shading you like the most in a sapphire stone, it’s time to figure out what shape ring you’re most drawn to.  Now just like diamonds, you can get sapphire stones in just about any shape your heart desires.  One of the most popular shapes in sapphire engagement rings is a round cut, but that doesn’t mean you have to get that shape because it’s popular!  There are plenty of options when it comes to sapphire shapes, that it’s truly about what you enjoy the most – it’s your engagement ring after all!  One factor to consider when it comes to choosing a shape for your sapphire, is to also consider how/if many diamonds you want to have on the ring in addition to the sapphire stone.  This can play a role in what shape will work best with your budget and making sure the ring looks balanced overall.

Getting Into The Design
You’ve decided on a sapphire color, you’ve thought about what shape you want the sapphire to be…now it’s time to get into thinking about what you want the ring to actually look like.  This means deciding on the metal color, figuring out what ring style fits you best.  There are quite a few minor details to consider, so don’t rush it!

What do you think of sapphire engagement rings?  Yay or nay?

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