Once upon a time, the ancient Persians thought sapphires were so special, they believed that the earth had been created on top of the biggest blue sapphire ever, and that’s why the sky was blue.
Puts a lot of romantic meaning into a blue sapphire engagement ring, right?
Some cultures say sapphires have healing and calming properties. They are also thought to symbolize virtue, wisdom, and good fortune. When one presents a blue sapphire engagement ring to his or her beloved, it’s considered representative of sincerity and faithfulness.
Are you ready to have a look at some amazing blue sapphire rings? Let’s get started!
Blue Sapphire Engagement Rings
1. Oval Sapphire & Diamond Ring
by Blue Nile
I love the clean, refined lines in the design of this ring, and the brilliance of the white gold really brings out the vivid blue of the sapphire. You really can’t go wrong with a gemstone engagement ring that includes TWO diamonds and a big, bold blue sapphire center stone.
2. Blue Sapphire Oval Cut Halo Engagement Ring
by James Allen
There’s nothing quite as stunning as delicate diamonds framing the bluest-blue sapphire gemstone.
3. Rose Gold, Blue Cushion Sapphire, and Diamond Engagement Ring
It’s amazing how a rose gold setting can ever-so-slightly change the shade of a Ceylon sapphire. The metal and gemstones beautifully complement each other.
4. Coral Blue Sapphire Engagement Statement Ring
Just… wow. Yes, technically it’s an engagement ring, but it’s definitely also a show-stopping statement ring on its own. Feminine and powerful. We love it and we’re betting she will too.
5. Vintage Teal Sapphire Engagement Ring
This ring is a shining example of just how many shades of blue sapphire are out there. The art deco style of this ring is the perfect setting for a vivid teal sapphire.
6. Blue Sapphire Cushion Cut Solitaire Ring
by James Allen
Sometimes the simplest of designs can make the biggest impression. Especially when it draws the eye to a gorgeous, deep blue sapphire.
7. Blue Sapphire Engagement Ring
The other-worldly glow of yellow gold makes this fancy sapphire look like blue velvet. Be prepared for endless compliments!
8. Oval Sapphire and Diamond Split Shank Wedding Ring
by Blue Nile
A split shank design has always seemed so perfectly unconventional to me. It really is the best way to showcase stylish simplicity.
9. Princess Diana-Inspired Blue Sapphire Ring With White Diamond Halo
No list of exceptional blue sapphire engagement rings would be complete without a ring inspired by the most well-known blue sapphire ring in modern history.
Princess Diana’s blue sapphire engagement ring is proudly worn by Kate Middleton now, and it couldn’t be more fitting for ring royalty.
Comes in 14K yellow, white, or rose gold, or platinum.
10. Dark Blue Trillion Cut Sapphire Ring
by Etsy: LuoJewelry
This dark blue sapphire immediately reminds me of royalty – soft, feminine, and timelessly iconic. This ring is perfect for the woman who has made your world a real-life fairy tale.
11. Floral Two-Tone Blue Sapphire Ring
Vintage inspired with a modern twist, this ring set by Camellia Jewelry is an absolute showstopper. It’s large center gemstone, diamond accents, and intricately designed band bear a striking resemblance to the trends of the 1950’s and 60’s, while the two-toned metals and shapely, diamond encrusted wedding band make this set look like it is straight from the future!
12. Montana Sapphire
by Etsy: EMJMontanaSapphires
Simple, chic, and stunning, this beautiful piece of jewlery will go with anything and will never go out of style!
13. Three Row Sapphire and Round Diamond Ring
by Blue Nile
Truly a ring fit for royalty, this ring oozes opulence. A row of intensely blue sapphires, two rows of brilliant diamonds, and a scene stealing diamond in the center, this ring truly has everything. What else could a woman want?
14. Criss Cross Marquise Blue Sapphire Ring
This beauty is the perfect mix of elegantly understated and breathtakingly unique. Its marquise cut immediately sets it apart from other, traditional engagement rings and the criss-cross patterned band adds a complimentary bit of flair without being overwhelming. This ring will make any woman feel like one of a kind!
15. Double Halo Blue Sapphire & Diamond Ring
by Etsy: honngaijewelry
A halo of diamonds can turn any ordinary gemstone into an upscale piece of fine jewelry, but two halos of diamonds can make that same item into a piece of art. We love the way this vibrant sapphire complements the simple pave diamonds, adding a pop of color we can’t take our eyes off of!
16. Twig Engagement Ring
This teal sapphire centered on an incredibly detailed band is perfect for the woman in your life who dreams of lake side cabins, long hikes, and spontaneous camping trips. She’ll love that she can carry her passion for the outdoors everywhere she goes, even if stuck inside.
17. Twisted Vine Blue Sapphire Engagement Ring
This ring is enchanting. The vibrant center sapphire, the twin set of diamonds and the band that twists like ivy, makes this a unique and eye-catching piece that she won’t be able to take her eyes off of!
18. Vintage Inspired Large Blue Sapphire Ring
This piece may be vintage inspired, but it will never go out of style. Clean, simple, and sophisticated, your bride-to-be will be able to pass this down through future generations without worrying about the latest trends.
19. Unique Princess Cut Blue Sapphire Engagement Ring
I adore this ring from every angle. When turned vertically, it resembles a sparkling tiara fit for a real princess. When observed straight on, the brilliant solitary sapphire and diamond accents reveal a boldness and elegance fit for a queen.
20. Bypass Pear Shaped Blue Sapphire Ring
I love a traditional, solitaire engagement ring and up until now I never thought I could love a style of ring more, but this piece has changed the game. It has all of the elements of my favorite style – a solitary gemstone and a thin, clean cut band – with a creative flair that I can’t keep my eyes off of.
Why Choose a Blue Sapphire Engagement Ring?
There are so many great reasons to make a blue sapphire the stone you put on her finger forever. Here are just a few:
She Dares To Be Different
Certainly, more and more brides are opting for sapphires (and other colored stones) to take center stage in their engagement ring setting because it stands out in a crowd. A splash of color can take an engagement ring from beautiful to dazzling, which is perfect for your dare-to-be-different gal.
Now don’t get me wrong. If my husband were to jump up off the sofa in the middle of his beloved Formula One race and say “Hey, can I get you a brand new diamond ring? You interested?” I wouldn’t say no. I’d take his temperature, but I definitely wouldn’t say no.
That said, the sentiment that “A diamond is forever” is getting left in the dust, and it’s about time. The notion that if he doesn’t give us a diamond he clearly thinks we’re secondhand goods has been around since 1938. It’s outdated, to say the least, not to mention a straight-up tricky marketing campaign engineered by diamond companies.
Most sapphires are sourced from small, independently-owned family mines. This means that every sapphire you buy is most likely supporting hard-working families and their communities.
But how can we be sure of where her sapphire is coming from? How do we know it’s an ethically sourced stone? The short answer is there’s no way to know for sure, but it helps that sapphires are generally more traceable. That makes it easier to determine their origins and the conditions in which they were mined and transported.
Also, procedures and standards set by the World Jewelry Confederation help ensure the business of buying and selling sapphires remains as ethical as possible. For instance, in Sri Lanka, the government put regulations in place forbidding mechanical mining so locally-owned mines can stay in business.
She Knows A Good Thing When She Sees It
The most valuable blue sapphires are often the most saturated in hue, and it’s usually easier to spot a quality blue sapphire than other colors.
A good quality sapphire should be vivid and velvety, sometimes with a super subtle tinge of violet. If your sapphire is too dark, too light, or even grayish in color, it’s probably not as valuable.
Even the British royal family favors blue sapphires. As we mentioned above, the family hosts one of the most famous blue sapphire engagement rings ever.
The origins of the royal family’s love affair with blue sapphires go way, way back to the mid-19th century with Queen Victoria’s equally-famous blue sapphire and diamond brooch. Anyway, you get the point. If it’s good enough for England’s monarchs, it’s good enough for us.
She Values Strength
With a score of 9 out of 10, sapphires are among the strongest of stones according to the Mohs scale of mineral hardness. They’re durable, strong enough to go with her everywhere, and can stand the test of time. If that’s not symbolic of your love, I don’t know what is.
Carat for carat, sapphires are a much better value than diamonds without sacrificing quality and beauty. They also retain their value brilliantly, so once you’ve introduced a blue sapphire into the family, you can bet it will become a beloved heirloom.
More About Sapphires
If you’re interested in a more comprehensive guide to how to choose a sapphire engagement ring, check out this article we published a little while back for some more tips and info to help you choose the best ring for her.
Each sapphire has its own personality, and with so many hues of blues from which to choose (ha! I rhyme all the time!), you’re bound to find one that’s perfect for your sweetheart. Happy sapphire shopping
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