Diamonds are a popular gemstone for engagement rings, but there are many other gemstones that are being used to symbolise that special occasion. Sapphire engagement rings have seen a boost in popularity in recent years, and there are many different reasons why. From the colours they’re available in, the metals you can use and the multitude of gemstones you can use to compliment them, here are some things you can consider when designing your sapphire engagement ring.
Choosing the colour
Sapphires are primarily known for their brilliant shade of blue, but they can also be found in a variety of colours, allowing you to create some beautiful colour contrasts with the band or with other gemstones on the ring. Although it’s the most well-known colour, blue sapphire engagement rings are still extremely striking pieces of jewellery, and their deep regal blue colour can be complimented by a lot of different wedding band metals, such as 18-carat white gold or platinum.
Even though blue sapphires are brilliant, there are many different colours of sapphires to choose from, such as pink, yellow and black. Pink sapphires can add a splash of colour and provide a stunning colour contrast against a platinum band or surrounded by a halo of small diamonds. At Armans Fine Jewellery, we took to developing a bolder engagement ring, with our Ciara Diamond Ring.
With a stunning 10-carat black sapphire sitting as the centrepiece, surrounded by a halo of white diamonds, this black sapphire diamond ring uses light and colour contrasts to become a truly striking statement, perfect for anyone who wants their engagement ring to be a timeless talking point. Sapphire diamond rings have developed a great level of popularity in recent years, with personalities such as Kate Middleton sporting this luxurious type of engagement ring. Sapphires appear to have a place in the hearts of the British Royal Family, as Princess Diana also had a sapphire diamond engagement ring, which consisted of 14 diamonds surrounding a large oval cut sapphire.
Cuts and positioning
Now that you’ve picked the perfect colour for your engagement ring, it’s time to decide the cut and the positioning for your engagement ring. The way that you choose your cuts and positioning is an important part of designing your engagement ring, as it will determine the colour contrasts and how the light is refracted on your ring. There are many different cuts and positions you can choose, from a cushion cut diamond engagement ring to a round cut solitaire engagement ring.
With so many ways to customise them, it’s no wonder that sapphires are becoming a popular choice as the primary gemstone in the engagement rings of brides-to-be all around the world. If you only want the most stunning sapphire engagement rings, visit Armans Fine Jewellery and discover your sapphire statement to signify that special moment.