Sapphire Engagement Rings

Sapphire engagement rings are ideal for those seeking a non-traditional option to better express their personal style and individuality. SH sapphire rings and sapphire jewellery feature vivid blue gemstones in 18kt white gold, yellow gold or rose gold, accompanied by diamonds 3-4 grades above industry standards and 7-8 grades above most chain retailers.

Selecting The Perfect Sapphire Engagement Ring

Sapphires make for stunning engagement rings in any cut, though an oval cut is most effective for showcasing the gemstone’s colour, as it allows maximum light to flood the stone.

To find your ring size, use our free printable ring sizer or order a Ring Sizer Tool, with the full cost of the tool redeemable on your sapphire diamond ring purchase.

Styles For Sapphire Engagement Rings

Once typically used as an accent stone in engagement rings, sapphire now prominently features as the centre stone in modern engagement rings, sapphire band rings and cocktail rings, with secondary diamonds set in the halo or shoulders.

Diamonds can also be set in the band of sapphire engagement rings to create an all-over glow that sparkles effortlessly under any lighting conditions against a white gold band.

Follow these 10 simple steps to buying an engagement ring for assistance with choosing the right style for your budget.

Judging Quality When Selecting A Sapphire Engagement Ring

While sapphires are graded by cut, clarity, colour and carat, sapphire quality is predominantly determined by colour and shape. Sapphires are dichroic stones, meaning their colour changes slightly depending on the angle it is viewed.

The three primary colour criteria for choosing a sapphire are Saturation, Tone and Hue. Saturation refers to the amount of colour, tone refers to the lightness or darkness, and hue refers to the stone’s colour; blue sapphires are most desirable.

Most sapphires will have some minor visible inclusions, which is considered normal. Finding a sapphire without any visible inclusions is extremely rare and reflected in the price.

Sapphire Engagement Rings At SH Jewellery

The SH collection of sapphire engagement rings offers over 14 designs exclusive to SH Jewellery. The majority of our gemstone engagement rings feature a halo and pavé-set diamond band to create a lavish display of colour, contrast and sparkle, beautifully paired with sapphire band rings or sapphire earrings of the same halo shape.

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Sapphire Rings: FAQs

Are sapphire engagement rings popular?

Historically associated with nobility and celebrity, sapphire engagement rings have been steadily growing in mainstream popularity since the early ‘80s, proving these royal blue beauties to be an affordable engagement ring option for modern-day couples.

What designs are best for sapphire engagement rings?

An oval cut is most effective for sapphire engagement rings to emphasise the gemstone’s colour, as it allows maximum light to fill the stone. The addition of a pave-set diamond halo creates a magnificent display of colour, contrast and sparkle easily paired with diamond and sapphire earrings of a consistent halo shape.

Is sapphire OK for an engagement ring?

Second only to diamonds and moissanites, sapphires score a 9 on the Mohs Scale of mineral hardness, making them an excellent choice for engagement rings, particularly for wearers with active jobs and hands-on hobbies.

What does a sapphire engagement ring symbolise?

Sapphire is the September birthstone and gem of choice for celebrating 5th and 45th wedding anniversaries. Historically, it has been associated with royalty, wealth, wisdom, heaven and healing powers thought to protect wearers from harm and cure a range of ailments. Nowadays, sapphire has come to symbolise love and commitment, complemented by diamonds to create spectacular gemstone engagement rings for those seeking something a little more unique.

Are sapphire engagement rings cheaper?

Carat for carat, sapphires are more affordable than diamonds. Cut to enhance their brilliance and lustre, well proportioned sapphires are more readily available than their diamond counterparts.

How to clean a diamond and sapphire ring

An Ultrasonic Jewellery Cleaning Machine provides a fast, safe and effective at-home method for cleaning sapphire jewellery. SH Jewellery Australia also offers affordable and professional jewellery cleaning and Melbourne jewellery repairs in our Springvale workshop.