Said to represent honesty, loyalty, purity and trust, sapphires are an elegant and meaningful way to add a pop of colour to your engagement ring. The rich blue colour of the sapphire has become a classic and timeless look that exudes elegance and class but although this is the most well-known hue, sapphires offer a vast range of colours and tones so you’ll most certainly find one to fall in love with. Along with their wide range of colour choices, sapphires make excellent choices for engagement rings due to their hardness. Measuring a 9 on the Mohs scale of hardness, second to diamonds, sapphires are well equipped to withstand day to day wear. View our range of beautiful sapphire engagement rings below, or get in touch with us about customising one of our designs with a unique sapphire chosen just for you.
Sapphire is a variety of mineral Corundum, alongside the other popular choice for engagement rings, rubies. Corundum crystals in their purest form are transparent, it is the traces of natural chemical elements that alter their hue. For example, blue sapphires, in the classic royal blue shade, get their distinct colour from the traces of iron and titanium, or green sapphires, which also have hints of iron and titanium but with the addition of copper. The amount of these chemical elements present in sapphires are what determine its colour, with just the smallest adjustment able to drastically change the outcome.