1. They are colorful! When we think of sapphire, we think blue, right? What most people don’t realize is that sapphires come in every color of the rainbow. They are great for adding a bright focal point, or just tiny colorful details to an engagement ring. We love pink sapphires in rose gold, orange sapphires in yellow gold, or rainbow sapphires stacked with a solitaire. There’s no end to the potential color combinations.
2. They are durable! When it comes to colored gemstones, most are too soft to be worn daily. Sapphires are very resistant to scratching and chipping, so they’re a great alternative to a diamond. You want to wear your engagement ring every day for the rest of your life without having to worry about damage, and sapphires are ideal for that!
3. They can be really affordable. Don’t get me wrong, you can spend hundreds of thousands of dollars on a gorgeous, huge, unheated sapphire, but you definitely don’t have to! Prices vary depending on the color, origin and treatment of the stone. Many sapphires are heated to bring out their color, which is considered a standard practice in the jewelry industry. Heated sapphires cost a bit less than unheated. Greens and oranges are some of the most affordable sapphire colors, but there are also some really stunning, affordable light blues, steel grays, yellows and pinks.