Sapphire Engagement Rings

Written by Serena Berger
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In some countries and cultures, sapphires are believed to represent faithfulness and constancy. If you are from a cultural tradition in which this belief is held, a sapphire may make a lovely alternative to a diamond engagement ring. There are number of options for colors and cuts, and an almost infinite variety of possible settings--so if you think you might want a sapphire engagement ring, you are sure to be able to find something that seems just perfect.

Ideas for Sapphire Engagement Rings

Typically you will find sapphires set in the white metals--white gold, platinum, and even silver--more often than in yellow and rose gold. Blue is a cool color, and most designers like to pair it with the cool luster of silver, feeling that the combination is more pleasing than the cool stone in a warm metal. If you know that you're going to be wearing a gold wedding band, however, you can certainly find a sapphire set in yellow gold as an engagement ring to match your wedding ring.

There are many varieties of sapphires. You can find many hues of blue, and also pink, yellow, orange, and purple. One rare variety is the star sapphire, which has a pattern of inclusions that look like a star shining within the gem when it is expertly cut. Many women who would appreciate a sapphire engagement ring would particularly adore a solitaire star sapphire, which is sure to be a unique and stunning ring.

You will find that a sapphire can be cut and set in any way that a diamond is traditionally cut and set. From a brilliant or round cut to an emerald or marquis cut, a sapphire can make a stunning solitaire. You can also get smaller identically cut sapphires in a channel setting which can be paired with a wedding band or worn as a wedding ring alongside an engagement solitaire sapphire, diamond, or any other stone you desire.

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