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Blue Sapphire Engagement Rings

Updated on October 6, 2013

Blue Sapphire Engagement Rings

Diamonds haven't always been the traditional stone for wedding rings. Before the 1940s, gemstone rings were popular choices. Blue sapphire engagement rings were one of the most common choices and they are just as wonderful today. Sapphires can be less expensive than diamonds, making them a good choice for people on a budget, but they have an amazing sparkle.

Blue sapphire engagement rings have come back into the spotlight in the last few years, thanks to the Royal Wedding. Prince William proposed to Kate Middleton with the blue sapphire engagement ring that Prince Charles had given Princess Diana. This spectacular ring was a way for Prince William to have his mother's memory be a part of his wedding. With a new baby on the way, this young couple has another reason to celebrate.

You can find blue sapphire engagement rings in all the popular shapes and styles as diamond versions. Keep reading to see a wide selection of rings, divided up by the type of metal the ring is made of. Further down the page, you can also find a selection of diamond engagement rings with blue sapphire side stones, so you can have the best of both worlds.

Featured Image: Blue Sapphire and Diamond Engagement Ring 14k White Gold (1.35ctw)

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White Gold Settings

White gold is one of the most popular metals for engagement ring settings. The neutral color of the metal means that the ring will match any outfit, and it is a good balance of cost and quality. It is a wonderful metal for blue sapphire engagement rings because it lets the sapphire be the star of the show. If you aren't completely sure what metal would be best when you are ring shopping, white gold is a great place to shop.

Blue sapphires can be cut in any of the popular shapes that diamonds are cut into. The featured rings show a range of these shapes, from round to princess to marquise. The best shape for a gemstone ring is going to depend entirely on the woman who will wear it, so do some investigating to find out what cuts she loves the best before you shop!

Yellow Gold Settings

Yellow gold isn't the most popular metal recently, but there are still many women who love the traditional look of it for their engagement rings. These blue sapphire engagement rings take advantage of the beautiful contrast between the vibrant blue stones and the polished yellow metal. A few accent diamonds give extra sparkle to these rings.

Platinum Settings

Blue diamond engagement rings in platinum settings may be a little more expensive, but their shine will last. Unlike other metals, platinum doesn't tarnish, so they are easy to keep looking beautiful.

Sterling Silver Settings

These sterling silver engagement rings are all platinum-plated. What this means is that you get the great price of a silver ring, with some of the added shine and ease of a platinum ring. If you want to find a blue sapphire engagement ring but money is tight, sterling silver can be a viable option.

More Blue Sapphire Engagement Rings from eBay

eBay is a great place to find jewelry. You can find great vintage pieces, previously owned jewelry being sold at a discount, and even brand new rings created by artisans. Keep an eye on the product description and seller rating when you are making a purchase, and you just might find the perfect blue sapphire engagement ring.

More Buying Options for Blue Sapphire Engagement Rings

If you haven't quite found the perfect ring from Amazon or eBay, check out these other websites that feature great collections of jewelry and rings.

Blue Sapphire Side Stones

If you still think that a diamond might be a better center stone for your engagement ring, why not think about adding gemstones to the sides? These rings all feature a diamond center stone, but have blue sapphire accents on each side. They have the best of both worlds pairing sapphire and diamond for a unique look.

Do you prefer a clear diamond or colorful gemstone in engagement rings? What metal do you like best? Share your thoughts here!

What do you think of blue sapphire engagement rings?

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      Nancy Carol Brown Hardin 5 years ago from Las Vegas, NV

      Beautiful selection of sapphires, and if I was the one buying, I'd have a most difficult time choosing from all these beauties. Lovely lens, well done!

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      AlleyCatLane 5 years ago

      I think they are gorgeous and much more striking than a diamond ring.