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Discover deep blue sapphire engagement rings in 18kt gold reminiscent of royalty and rarity for modern-day women of distinction.
Sapphire engagement rings are ideal for those seeking a non-traditional option to better express their personal style and individuality. SH sapphire engagement rings 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.
Once typically used as an accent stone in engagement rings, sapphire now prominently features as the centre stone in modern engagement rings, cocktail rings and sapphire dress rings, with secondary diamonds set in the halo or shoulders, like the popular cushion cut blue sapphire halo engagement ring.
Diamonds can also be set in the band of blue sapphire engagement rings to create an all-over glow that sparkles effortlessly under any lighting conditions against a white gold band.
Blue gem engagement rings have been popular amongst royalty and celebrity A-listers for centuries. Notable celebrity engagement rings with sapphires include; Princess Diana’s natural sapphire engagement ring (now worn by the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton; the sizeable gold sapphire engagement ring given to Elizabeth Taylor in 1952 for her marriage to Michael Wilding; and Victoria Beckham’s eye-watering oval cut blue sapphire engagement ring from husband David Bekcham.
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 real sapphire engagement rings 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; dark blue sapphires are most desirable.Most sapphires will have some minor visible inclusions, which is considered normal. Finding a sapphire without any visible inclusions in diamond and sapphire engagement rings is extremely rare and reflected in the price.
Blue sapphire engagement rings are elegant in any cut, though an oval cut sapphire engagement ring 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 for sapphire and diamond engagement rings, or order a Ring Sizer Tool, with the full cost of the tool redeemable on your diamond sapphire engagement ring purchase.
Follow these 10 simple steps to buying an engagement ring for assistance with choosing the right gold sapphire engagement ring for your budget.
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 rings or sapphire earrings of the same halo shape.
We also offer platinum, yellow gold and rose gold sapphire engagement rings for something a little more unique, along with a selection of sapphire bands to create a matching ensemble of real blue sapphires.To see a sapphire engagement ring on your hand, select a blue stone engagement ring from the list below and click the TRY ON button below the image carousel.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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9 STEP CHECKLIST
FOR CHOOSING A TRUSTWORTHY INDEPENDENT JEWELLER
Read online reviews to learn about other customers'
experiences with the jeweller. Do they talk about pushy sales
people... or patient, non-commissioned and fully-trained
Diamond & Jewellery Specialists who take time to answer
questions and educate clients about their options?
2. QUALITY & AUTHENTICITY
Are the diamonds GIA-certified, laser-inscribed with serial
numbers for security and sold with matching certification
papers? Check if the jeweller has memberships to reputable
industry organisations like the Jewellers' Association of
Australia and the Gemmological Association of Australia,
holding them accountable to strict codes of conduct regarding
quality and ethics.
Do they promise to maintain your jewellery for the life of
the diamond by offering a complimentary cleaning solution,
free lifetime cleaning service and complimentary jewellery
inspection? Or are you on your own the moment you walk out
the door? Enquire about aftercare service and compare with
4. PEACE OF MIND
Does the jeweller offer money back guarantees when buying
online, allowing you to return the ring if it's not exactly as
you imagined when trying it on at home? Don't get locked
into a purchase you haven't had a chance to touch, feel and
see sparkling under various lighting conditions - shop with a
jeweller that offers an online shopping refund policy.
Are extended warranties offered on in-store purchases,
demonstrating confidence in the quality of their craftsmanship?
If the jeweller's warranties are under 10 years in length,
consider why this may be before moving ahead with a purchase.
Does the jeweller offer a price-beat guarantee to support their
pricing methodology? They should be willing to not only match,
but beat their competitors' pricing. This shows they offer the
best price available for the quality of their jewellery... Or you're
guaranteed to pay the lower advertised price.
Are the collections designed in-house from the ground up
combining age-old techniques with modern technology? Mass-produced rings sold by global retailers may not possess the
same level of design refinement compared with an independent
jeweller who invests years in reworking ratios to ensure
maximum durability and practicality.
Does the jeweller proudly stand behind their product by
putting a face to their brand? When choosing an independent
jeweller they should be accessible, accountable and
contactable when you need them via multiple communication
channels, including in-store, phone, email and social media.
How does the jeweller make you feel? Do they ask a series of
questions guiding you through a budget-sensitive selection
process that eliminates the uncertainty around such an
important investment? If they are pushing their top of the
range luxury rings with little consideration to the examples
you've provided, your personal design preferences and
your unique style, they're likely to be a commission-based
salesperson... the kind you won't find in an owner-managed
independent boutique like SH Jewellery.
Consult a jeweller you can trust to make your decision with complete confidence and discover breathtaking jewellery you'll fall in love with… over and over again.
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