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Sapphire Engagement Rings as an Alternative to Diamond Engagement Rings

Often people get confused that engagement rings must have a diamonds.  Diamond engagement rings are the most traditional and often used. It has its reasons of course. Diamond gives a sparkle like no other gemstone and is the most precious gemstone. However, diamond engagement rings are not for everyone. Some women like color in their rings, and some women just don’t like diamonds at all; you’d be surprise to know that some women really don’t, like Gali and Inbal!

pink sapphire engagement ring

Sapphire engagement rings are a good alternative for diamond engagement rings for some people. Sapphires have different characteristics than a diamond; sapphires are the second strongest gemstone, diamond being the first of course. Sapphires have a hardness of 9 on the mohs hardness scale, whereas a diamond is a 10. Sapphires come in many pretty colors, like yellow, pink, orange, brown, purple, but the main color is blue. Blue symbolizes loyalty and indestructible trust, but at the same time gives the impression of love and longing. The perfect message a man could give to their soon-to-be bride.

Often, people would mix sapphires with diamonds on their engagement rings. It’s perfectly normal for a person to have a sapphire ring instead of a diamond engagement ring. I’d say, you should buy and wear a ring that you truly love and what fits your personality the best.

pink sapphire and diamond engagement ring

You must be very careful when you choose a sapphire. A lot of sapphires have been treated to enhance the gem, such as irradiation, heat treatment, dyeing and coating. The most valuable sapphires are deep and pure blue, and do not change color when moved into a different light. Stones that are too dark or too light are of less value. 

Sapphire and Diamond Engagement Rings

People wear diamond, gold and silver jewellery on different occasions according to their affordability and budget. The variety of jewellery has made it possible for every class to wear jewellery according to its purchasing power. You can give it as a gift, token of love or commitment to your relatives, friends and loved ones. It is a trend in these days to send marriage proposals with beautiful sapphire engagement rings instead of common gold rings. Sapphire represents sentiments, emotions and faithfulness for your loved ones. They are available in beautiful colors such as blue, pink and lemon yellow. 

Sapphire and diamond engagement rings

The common treatment of this stone is heat treatment. Treated sapphires are affordable and beautiful but the value and price of non treated sapphire is higher when compared to the treated ones. Proper treatment provides attractive look and beauty to sapphire engagement rings. Heat adds more life and color and gives a unique look to the stone therefore people like heated sapphires for proposal than non heated ones. Moreover the heat treatment does not lower its value as much as other treatments do. The sapphires of deep blue are more beautiful and valuable than dark or too light stones. 

Selection of stone is not tough to prepare sapphire engagement rings. If you cannot decide on your own then you can get help from a gemologist. You should analyze that there should not be many inclusions in the stone. Moreover there should not be any damage or scratches on the surface of the gem else it will reduce the perceived value of the ring. The cutting of the sapphire should be neat and it should reflect the light evenly from its surface when held face up. The market is full with a variety of sapphire so you can compare them with each other to find the most suitable piece for you. 

Diamond and sapphire rings are very commonly used by people as engagement rings. These gems are set in the ring with skill that they provide a very high perceived value to the ring. You may use diamonds or sapphires separately or combine them to get a unique look. These gems should be examined by some gemologist to make sure that you are purchasing a good quality and valuable gem. These engagement rings are unique, meaningful and beautiful in every sense for your proposal because they convey your love and commitment.