Sapphires are growing in popularity when it comes to engagement ring stones. These royal blue beauties are the birth stone of September and stand for virtue, truth and wisdom, just to name a few.It is important to note that not all women love diamonds, which is why the sapphire engagement rings are becoming a leading choice on a global scale.
If you think about it Princess Diana showcases a spectacular sapphire engagement ring which is now worn by Kate Middleton.The difficulty when it comes to selecting a sapphire engagement ring is that these stones don’t have a specific guideline, such as buying a diamond with the four C’s.
When it comes to a sapphire, it comes down to trusting your jeweller and your own personal preference.This is why you need to ensure you choose a jeweller with a solid reputation that you can rely on and trust. Hopefully they will research all their pieces to ensure their authenticity, sharing this research with you to provide you with peace of mind when it comes to making your selection.
You will find that sapphires tend to be custom cut, this is done to enhance the colour. Unlike diamonds, sapphire engagement ring standards are set by the jeweller and not in a laboratory setting. In most instances the jeweller will identify the standards based on the transparency of the stone and the brilliance of the colour.Bear in mind, something you may not know, sapphires are not all royal blue in colour. What you may not know is that a ruby is in fact a red sapphire.
They come in a host of colours, but the blue is the most valuable and therefore probably the most suited choice.Sapphire engagement rings comes in a variety of styles, so you can choose based on your personal preference whether you want an oval, round, cushion cut or emerald cut ring, just to name a few.There are a few things you are going to want to pay close attention to if you have decided that a sapphire engagement ring is the best choice for you moving forward.
The first is the colour of the stone. The stone should be vivid in colour, it should stand out and make a statement.In addition to this, you will want to focus on the depth of the colour. You will find that some sapphires are deeper in colour than others, the deeper the blue the more valuable the stone.
Of course this is down to budget and personal preference, but it is always advisable to try and get the highest value sapphire engagement ring within your budget, offering you a rare and unique investment that will offer you a return moving forward. This does not mean you are going to sell your ring, but it does mean that the value of the ring will continue to increase over the years.
Clarity of the stone is imperative to the value of the sapphire engagement ring. As with any gem stone, you want to ensure the highest quality clarity without any unwelcome blemishes or flaws. The ring should provide a clear finish that makes an impact and is worth it’s weight moving forward.Always speak to the jeweller to ensure the ring doesn’t have any enhancements. It is quite common these days for companies to add enhancements, especially to sapphires, making them look more impressive than they actually are.Your final thought is the setting. How your stone is set in the ring will make a major impact on what you believe is the best choice to meet your style sense now and moving forward.