ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Reasons to Buy a Sapphire Engagement Ring

Updated on May 13, 2015

If you are one of those guys who bought a diamond ring many years ago in hopes of meeting the right one to give it to, and you think you found that person, you might want to reconsider the ring!

Every girl wants a ring that was bought with them in mind, not something that could have wound up on anyone’s finger! And every girl who is marriage-worthy, deserves a ring just for her.

Sapphire vs. Diamond

“Diamonds are forever” is the very clever marketing campaign started shortly after the Great Depression, in an effort to boost the sale of diamonds in the almost non-existent economy.

And it stuck, all too well. Today, as much as 75% of all brides and bachelorettes wear a diamond. So what about the other 25%? The growing 25%, that is.

What is sapphire?

Sapphires come from the mineral corundum, but only a small amount of corundum is gemstone quality, which is what is referred to as a sapphire.

Although sapphires are typically associated with being deep-blue, they are more commonly pale and can range from yellow to green to purple and pink. If you are familiar with the movie “Titanic,” then you likely know of the “heart of the ocean” necklace that Rose wore in the film; the one with the big, heart-shaped, deep blue stone surrounded by diamonds. That is a sapphire.

Although diamonds are touted as the hardest thing on Earth, sapphires come second, with a Mohs hardness of 9. This makes this stone extremely versatile and durable for any type of jewelry, especially since it is hard enough to be used for industrial purposes.


Fun Fact:
Rubies are actually just red sapphires!


  • They are really not all that rare

  • They can easily be man-made without differentiation

  • Prices are well over-inflated


  • Almost just as hard as a diamond
  • A rather rare form of the mineral they are made from

  • Much cheaper than a diamond
  • Vibrant and come in a huge variety of colors


Growing Interest in Sapphire

Earlier, I mentioned the “growing 25%” who are opting for stones other than diamonds. Many women have a glowing preference for sapphires over diamonds due to their durability, visual appeal, variety of color options, and their overall worth.

There is so much more out there than settling on an overpriced diamond for an engagement ring; it’s all a matter of preference really.

Sapphire Shopping Guide

If you found out that your girlfriend has really been looking at sapphire engagement rings, then start shopping with the following tips in mind:

  • Look for blue sapphires that come from Kashmir or Mogok, Burma as it is said that these are of the finest quality of color and clarity without the use of heat treatment.

  • Look for color quality. Bigger is not better in the case of a sapphire. Look for deep, clear, vibrant colors.

  • Be sure to view the stones under a natural light so that you can see the true color. Indoor lights can interact with the color of the stone, either making it appear to be of better quality, or taking away from the quality of the color.

  • If you are looking for the best of the best, look for a sapphire that has not been heat treated.

  • Consider white sapphires in lieu of diamonds, as they have a strong resemblance to diamonds, so if she wants a diamond but it’s just not in the budget, get a white sapphire and upgrade later.

Sapphire engagement rings are the perfect alternative for someone who just doesn’t like diamonds, so if you know your lady doesn’t like diamonds, but don’t know what stone she does like, a sapphire is a great option!


What is your favorite gemstone?

See results

Picking Her Perfect Ring

The process of getting engaged is stressful enough on the man, from the whole planning process to the actual proposal. You all strive for perfection in the moment, and really give a valiant effort! But let’s face it, things can go wrong, so hopefully you either have a good sense of humor, or the perfect ring!

A ring can make all the difference, especially if you come to find out she likes sapphire engagement rings, and you already got a diamond.

Do not give her a diamond if she has her heart set on something else. And likewise, do not give her a different stone if she loves her diamonds! You want her to say “yes,” right? Ok, so before you go out and buy a ring, it’s best to find out what she likes first.

You don’t want her to find out that you're up to something, so you need to be stealth:

  • Ask her friends: Her friends may have a great idea about the type of jewelry she is into. If you want to take it a step further, set it up: Have one of her friends take her to the mall to look at jewelry and feel her out on what she is looking for.

  • Listen to her: If she is marriage-minded, she is likely already dropping you hints, so be sure to pick them up!

  • What does she wear? Does she own any diamonds? Or does she wear a lot of another type of stone?

  • Take her to a jewelry store: Maybe set it up to where you are having a watch or necklace cleaned and bring her with you to pick it up, and see if she is taking into any of the jewelry in the showcase.

If your lady is into sapphire engagement rings, then it is best that is what you get for her when you pop the big question! Getting the perfect ring gets you one step closer to that big “Yes!”

Cute Photo Booth Proposal


This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

Show Details
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
ClickscoThis is a data management platform studying reader behavior (Privacy Policy)