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Sapphire Engagement Rings

In the following, find out about the advantages and disadvantages of opting for a sapphire engagement ring.

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Learn About Sapphire

Sapphires are renowned for their diverse range of colors, unlike diamonds that are famous for their fire and brilliance. People often opt for sapphires not because they are a less expensive option but because of their exceptional hues. Blue sapphire is a type of mineral called corundum. While it can have a pure blue color, it can also range from greenish blue to violetish blue. Interestingly, the term "sapphire" can refer to any corundum that is not red and does not meet the criteria of being a ruby, which is another type of corundum.

Sapphires come in a broad spectrum of colors, not just blue! You can choose from purple, pink, yellow, green, orange, brown, black, and even white, although Kashmir and Ceylon blue are the most coveted. Sapphires possess the perfect balance of classic beauty and modern expression, making them an ideal gemstone for an engagement ring. Moreover, they come in a plethora of colors, not just blue! You can choose from purple, pink, yellow, green, orange, brown, black, and even white, although Kashmir and Ceylon blue are the most coveted.

Some sapphire colors are incredibly rare and difficult to find. The rarest one is Padparadscha, which has a delicate blend of orange and pink. The variety and range of colors ensure that each gemstone is unique. The price of a sapphire engagement ring varies depending on the carat weight and quality. Typically, sapphires cost slightly less than diamonds, ranging from about $500 to $2,000 per carat, but the sky's the limit. 

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What to Look For in a Sapphire Engagement Ring

What is the most important factor of natural sapphires?

When it comes to sapphire engagement rings, the quality is mainly determined by the color and shape of the gemstone, although cut, clarity, color, and carat are also important factors. The heating process of the natural sapphire is also crucial, as it greatly affects the pricing. Unheated natural sapphires are generally priced higher than heated ones.

What is the most important factor of lab created sapphires?

Both natural and lab-grown sapphires have identical chemical and physical properties, including the same atomic structure and crystal habit. Gemology labs would classify both types of sapphires as corundum.

What stone cut works bestwith sapphires?

While sapphires can be cut in various ways, the oval cut accentuates the gemstone's vivid color the most. This is because the oval cut permits light to pass through the sapphire, enhancing its color and preventing it from appearing dull.

What settings and metals work best with sapphires?

Sapphires are a versatile gemstone that can be used in both modern and classic ring designs. Their wide range of colors make them a great match with white metals such as platinum and white gold, and depending on the shade of the stone, they can also complement the warmer tones of yellow and rose gold. The result is a stunning and unique engagement ring.

How durable are sapphires?

Sapphires are incredibly durable and rank 9 on the Mohs hardness scale, just below diamonds. Because of this, sapphires are perfect for daily wear and can last a lifetime, making them a great heirloom to pass down for generations.

Are sapphires more valuable than Diamonds?

The average cost of a one-carat sapphire is typically lower than that of a one-carat diamond. Blue sapphires, being highly sought after, are the most expensive color. Furthermore, the price increases with the brilliance and purity of the color.

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Black Sapphire

Lurking within the depths of black sapphire is an aluminium oxide mineral, whose crystals seem to draw in the light that grazes them.

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Lisa Robin features several gemstone options in a selection of engagement ring styles. Of course, many other gemstones are available and colored gemstones can be put into any engagement ring style or create something totally unique.

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