The Best Sapphire Engagement Ring
The Sapphire Engagement Ring in the photograph above is surrounded by a cluster of Diamonds, set in 18 carat white gold. Like the Diamond and Ruby, the Sapphire is formed of aluminium oxide which occurs naturally in a mineral known as corundum. Whilst its stunning blue colour comes from titanium, and iron. Some of the best of these gemstones are found in Africa, Australia, Sri Lanka, India and Myanmar. The rarest Sapphires have a star pattern within their depths called asterism, made from Rutile wands. The star may be visible if the gemstone is shaped and polished in a cabochon, or rounded dome. Cornflower blue is often used to describe its rich, velvet intensity and depth. Although blue is the most popular, you will find Sapphires in other colours, including yellow and pink.
How to Choose the Best Sapphire
If you have chosen a Sapphire Engagement Ring, or simply because you love this gemstone as much as we do at International Diamond Brokers, how do you find the best one for you? Here are a five things you can look out for which may affect the appearance, and value of your Sapphire:
A classic blue Sapphire should have a pure to violet hue. Any trace of green can diminish the value of the gemstone. The best Sapphires are medium to medium dark in tone, with a vivid intensity and vibrancy.
All Sapphires have this. Showing two colours, when viewed from different angles. Gem cutters usually aim to have the cornflower blue at the top of the stone, and any greenish blue or other shading on the sides. The greater the pleochroism the lower the price.
- Colour Zoning
This often occurs in Sapphires, as bands of dark and light blue which are actually growth marks. If the zoning is too obvious the value of the gemstone may be considerably less.
Sapphires often have inclusions or fractures. Tiny crystals, liquids, or gases trapped inside of them. These don’t affect the value unless they detract from the gemstone’s beauty. The asterism star effect is a valuable inclusion
Low clarity Sapphires with a good colour often have a cabochon cut. Whilst a Sapphire Engagement Ring usually has faceted cuts, to enhance its beauty.
The ring in the photograph below is a stunning example of an amazing Sapphire. It weighs 1.89 carats and is set with an oval faceted, vibrant gemstone. A contrast is achieved by the round brilliant cut diamonds on either side of it. All crafted in 18 carat white gold.
And thine eye is like a star, But blue as the sapphires are…
The Poetical Works of Miss Landon (1839)
A Famous Sapphire Engagement Ring
Sapphires have been popular for many years, with Royalty and celebrities. The Duchess of Cambridge’s ring is an oval 12 carat Ceylon Sapphire, surrounded by diamonds. Prince Charles chose this particular gemstone in the 1980s, to be made into a ring for Lady Diana Spencer, and which was later inherited by their son. Prince William gave it to his future wife, Catherine, in 2010. It is now one of the most famous Engagement rings in the world. Our classic 18 carat yellow and white gold Sapphire Engagement ring is in the photograph below.
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The deep blue colour of the Sapphire is often seen in Medieval paintings, and stained glass windows. Traditionally regarded as a symbol of Heaven, this blue is said to connect us to our deepest dreams. Whilst wearing a ring set with a Sapphire helps them come true. So the perfect gift, for the one you love.
Our Sapphires are also set in earrings, pendants, and bracelets. Or our Eternity rings, like the one in the photograph below.
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