For a love that’s true blue, it’s hard to beat sapphire engagement rings. The stunning rich blue sparkle of the sapphire is timelessly glamorous and always eye-catching, perfect for expressing a love that’s deep and that never fades.
Sapphire rings have been long been loved and worn by royalty from Catherine the Great to Kate Middleton. The 18-carat sapphire and diamond ring that graces the left ring finger of the Duchess of Cambridge has made headlines like few rings have in recent years, and many women have sought to emulate her sophisticated style. Sapphire engagement rings have also been worn by many members of Hollywood’s “ruling class,” including classic film icons like Joan Crawford, Jean Harlow and Elizabeth Taylor, as well as current silver screen stars such as Penelope Cruz.
The sapphire has a beauty that transcends time, making it an excellent pick for a ring that symbolizes lifetime love. The Three Stone Sapphire Engraved Ring in 14K White Gold gorgeously demonstrates this perpetual appeal as it showcases three oval-shaped sapphires—a 0.45 carat center gem and two 0.15 carat side stones—and accents them with five channel-set diamonds on each side. A meticulously engraved design adorns three sides of the gleaming band, adding to this ring’s enduring style.
The Modern Halo Sapphire Diamond Ring in 14K White Gold gives a classic style a modern twist as it displays the stunning contrast between the saturated indigo sparkle of the sapphire and the colorless dazzle of diamonds. A 6mm round sapphire is the focal point of this contemporary ring; it’s surrounded by a frame of channel-set small round diamonds, and held by a band studded with additional white stones.
Of course the naturally stunning appearance of the sapphire is striking all on its own, as demonstrated by the simply sophisticated Sapphire Gemstone Solitaire Ring in 14K White Gold. With your choice of stone size– 4mm (0.40 carats), 5mm (0.75 carats) or 6mm—you can decide just how much blue glimmer you want this uncomplicated yet elegant ring to have. Set on a smooth, gleaming band of 14K white gold, this is a gorgeous twist on the classic single-stone style.
The time-tested appeal of sapphire makes it a more than fitting pick for styles inspired by the 1920s, including the 1 Carat Art Deco Sapphire Engagement Ring in 14K White Gold. A 6mm round sapphire sits in the center of an opening lotus flower, seeming to emerge from its gleaming petals. This blossom rests upon a band that’s been carved with swirls and leaves, for a look that’s drawn from the past, but that’s perfect for the present. This stunning ring is also available with a half-carat sapphire, in a two-tone variation and with a coordinating wedding band as half of the 1 Carat Sapphire Art Deco Bridal Ring Set in 14K White Gold.
Sapphire rings might not be traditional engagement rings, but they’re every bit as timeless as their diamond counterparts. And, their rich blue beauty sets them apart from the crowd.
You Might Also Like:
- Something Blue: Blue Diamond Engagement Rings
- Diamond Bridal Sets: Three Ways These Pairs Symbolize True Love
- Engagement Rings We Love: The Cathedral