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Sapphire Engagement Rings

Updated on December 12, 2012

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Blue sapphire is my absolute favorite color. I love the color so much that I bought my high school class ring with a beautiful blue sapphire stone in it, even though it wasn't my official birth stone.

A blue sapphire engagement ring is a beautiful thing. Sapphire stone are full of symbolism and they are quite affordable, making them a fine choice for engagement rings.

In this hub I'll go over the rich symbolism associated with sapphire and help educate you to make an informed decision about buying a blue sapphire engagement ring.

Sapphire Gemstone Facts

Here are some quick facts about Sapphire stones

  • Sapphire is most popular in blue but also appears in different colors such as purple and pink
  • Sapphire is remarkably hard, making it a fine choice for an engagement ring stone (the harder the stone, the less likely it will show scratches and degrade over time)
  • The second largest sapphire gemstone, the Logan Sapphire, weighs 423 carats (84.6 g)
  • Sapphire is also often considered the birthstone for September.
  • It is common that sapphire be given for 45 year wedding anniversaries


Sapphire stone
Sapphire stone

Sapphire Symbolism

Sapphire, like the other gemstones, is quite rich in symbolism. If you choose to purchase a sapphire engagement ring, read on to learn about sapphire. You could even share some of the symbolism of sapphire when you propose and really "wow" your girlfriend!

First and foremost, the color blue is associated with feelings of sympathy, harmony, friendship and loyalty. (Tell me your girlfriend won't be moved when you share all that with her!) It represents steadfastness and reliability.

Second, sapphire stone itself represents sincerity and faithfulness. In fact, Prince Charles even purchased a blue sapphire engagement ring for Princess Diana!

Whatever your reason for getting sapphire engagement rings, make sure you share that with your future spouse. The rich meaning behind these rings cannot be ignored!

Affordable Sapphire Engagement Rings

The affordability of sapphire engagement rings depends highly on the materials used in the ring as well as the size of the stone. Naturally, rings that use white or yellow gold will be less expensive than platinum.

Different types of Engagement Rings

If you think sapphire engagement rings are your thing, take a look at all these other forms of engagement rings:

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      vestidos de novias 4 years ago

      It is difficult to agree on the choice of a wedding ring for my part recommend that is simple and elegant, not extravagant.

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      AmyCPAJD 5 years ago

      Your comment about Sapphires being more affordable is not always true. My wedding ring is a custom made ring that was originally designed for an early 1900's mine cut diamond. When they switched the stones for me, the jeweler actually said "you've just figured out the only way to make this ring more expensive!" . . . it is literally my dream ring - my husband went above & beyond!

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      sisto 5 years ago

      I was shocked when i got a Sapphire and diamond Ring to mark our Birth month of Togetherness!! ™Love the Ring!!

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      Aryca DeForrest 6 years ago

      Good article, but sapphires are not the Taurus birthstone. That is emerald. Unfortunately, it makes me doubt the credibility of this article.

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      Sue CELESTE 6 years ago

      Sapphire is not the birth stone for those born between April 21 - May 20th. The Emerald is the birth stone for Taurus.

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      Christine 6 years ago

      I really do want to get married. I want a blue sapphire engagement ring. To me the sapphire is more beautiful than a diamond engagement ring. Diamonds to me are grossly over priced. I hope I can talk the guy I am going to marry into agreeeing with this. I think it is very special and beauitful stone

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      Shriya 6 years ago

      Awesome hub!! Sapphires are so pretty! I know someone named Sapphire! Oh and my fave stone is Citrine:)

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      way 7 years ago

      king sapphire.....my favorite stone...

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      WeddingConsultant 7 years ago from DC Metro Area

      DeBorrah, I agree- there's jut something about that vibrant blue...

      Amanda, you've got a great point- there aren't the typical blood-diamond ethical issues with sapphire stones.

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      Amanda 7 years ago

      White sapphires are particularly attractive. Unlike a diamond that will reflect all colors, white sapphires only reflect white light. When combined with a white metal, this gives a clean and pure appearance. Also, there's not the blood-diamond ethical conflict to deal with...

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      DeBorrah K Ogans 7 years ago

      Wedding Consultant,

      Great Informative hub! Sapphires are beautiful! Hmmm sincerity & faithfulness, No wonder I like them! There is something about that vibrant Blue that is heavenly! Loyalty, harmony and...

      Thanks for sharing.

      Blessings

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      WeddingConsultant 7 years ago from DC Metro Area

      Uriel, what a beautiful purple stone...thanks for posting it!

      I'm with you on the blue sapphire...it's such a great color, especially on either a car or a ring :)

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      Uriel 7 years ago from Lebanon

      Very Pretty and breathtaking color :D If i am marrying a guy it would be for his eyes LOL either Sapphire or this color http://www.faceters.com/gemstones/custom/images/sh... (shrike amethyst)LOl love the hub :D

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      WeddingConsultant 7 years ago from DC Metro Area

      Wow, it sounds beautiful, jkvk. Do you have a photo of it? I'd love to put it in this hub if you have one!

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      jkvkdailey4 7 years ago from Minnesota

      I agree totally! My wedding set features a diamond surrounded by sapphires and smaller diamonds. It is so unique and beautiful - now it's even more special since I know the symbolism that the sapphire carries.

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      WeddingConsultant 7 years ago from DC Metro Area

      Thanks for your comment, Patty. Sapphire is my most favorite stone, that's for sure.

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      Patty Inglish 7 years ago from North America

      Sapphires make a good alternative stone for engagement rings - very pretty.