If you are planning to buy her a sapphire engagement ring here is a quick guide to buying the perfect sapphire engagement ring.
The first thing while buying a sapphire engagement ring is the quality of the sapphire. Color is the most defining characteristic of a fine quality sapphire. The ideal color of a good sapphire would be vibrant royal blue. Darker and lighter hues bring down the quality standard.
The next important criterion should be the clarity of the sapphire. An eye clean sapphire would be the best buy. The clearer the sapphire, the better the quality. But ironically gemstones especially sapphires, rubies and emeralds are rarely found with out inclusions. So look for a gem that does not have face up scars.
Next you would need to consider the setting. You would have to choose between gold and platinum. If you prefer gold, then go for higher quality gold like 18k and ensure that the gold is hallmarked. Hallmarking is certifying your gold for the mentioned quality. It is the gold trust seal. Sapphire looks good both in white gold and yellow gold. Yellow gold adds a classic appeal to the sapphire and white gold adds a chic, contemporary elegance to the sapphire. After deciding the metal, think of the setting type and design of the engagement ring. Look for a design that is classy and your fianc?e will cherish all her life. Don’t look for a design that is very fashionable for it might loose its charm as the fashion changes.