5 Reasons to Consider a Sapphire Engagement Ring

September 22, 2020

5 Reasons to Consider a Sapphire Engagement Ring

Sapphires are a girl’s best friend. Not convinced? Trust me… you’re one-of-a-kind, and your engagement ring should be too. So, unless you’ve dreamed of a diamond engagement ring since pre-school, you might be wishing for something a little different, a little more “you”.  Guess what? You’re not alone.

 Sapphires have long been considered the perfect engagement ring stone. In ancient cultures, sapphires were thought to have medicinal and protective powers, and even today, sapphires are associated with romance, loyalty, trust and fidelity. Ummm, perfect, right? And if you’re still wondering whether a sapphire is the right choice for you, here are 5 very compelling reasons this could be your forever stone:


  1. Sapphires are Unique – Just like you, sapphires are different and unexpected. Do you prefer a more traditional look? If so, a diamond is probably the stone for you. However, if you love to make your own fashion statement, instead of blending into the crowd, a sapphire engagement ring is the perfect choice for you.


  1. So Many Colors – Many people think sapphires only come in a deep royal blue color. Think Princess Diana. But actually, sapphires can be found in almost every yummy color under the rainbow, so take your pick!


  1. Easy on the Wallet – Do you have a budget for the ring? Maybe you’re also saving for a house, or planning a kickass honeymoon? Good quality diamonds tend to be on the pricier side, whereas a high-quality sapphire is more budget-friendly. It’s like having your wedding cake, and eating it too.


  1. Durable – Not to bore you with all the techy details, but sapphires have a hardness of 9 on the Mohs scale (what we jewelers use to measure hardness) while diamonds have a hardness of 10. Why should you care? Your stone should withstand your day-to-day life, and even outlast your wildest adventures. No worries here… sapphires are up to the task.


  1. Ethical - Most high-quality sapphires can be traced to mines where conditions are deemed as safe, and ethical, unlike many diamond mines. According to the GIA article:

The Color of Responsibility: Ethical Issues and Solutions in Colored Gemstones. “The rise in colored stone popularity coincides with the industry’s recent attempts to improve the lives of the miners and cutters who are the very foundation of the trade.” Ethical stone sourcing has become a very important concern for many people, making sapphires a responsible choice you can feel good about.


BONUS Reason! As if you needed any more convincing. Diamonds are what people “expect” you to have. They’re a more conservative choice because they’re “predictable”. You are many things, but predictable is not one of them. So be bold! Be yourself, and take the engagement-ring-road-less-traveled. You won’t regret it, I promise!