While diamonds are the traditional choice for an engagement ring, sapphire engagement rings are becoming an increasingly popular option due to their unique qualities and vibrancy.
Sapphires are one of the hardest gemstones and are incredibly durable. They are second only to diamonds on the Mohs scale of hardness, meaning sapphires are resistant to scratches, chips, and other damage that can occur with daily wear. The superior durability of sapphires makes them ideal for an engagement ring to be worn and adored every day.
While most known as blue stones, sapphires are found in an extensive array of vibrant colours. At A.G we’re long-term admirers of the deep blue Ceylon and royal blue sapphires, as well as dark green Australian sapphires. We also love pastel-coloured sapphires, including blush pink, blue-grey, and the highly sought after peach and apricot hues. This wide range of colours makes it easy to design a sapphire engagement ring to reflect your partner’s personality and style.
Versatility and variety
Sapphires pair well with other gemstones, including diamond halos or diamond side stones, allowing you to enjoy the best of both types of gemstones. They also complement various metals such as platinum, white gold, yellow gold, and rose gold.
Sapphires are available in the full range of cuts including round, oval, cushion, and emerald cut—so you can choose the perfect shape for your dream ring.
Sapphires tend to be more affordable per carat compared to diamonds of the same size, allowing for more design flexibility and a significant look for less.
For example, at the time of publication, a custom-made 1ct sapphire engagement ring costs roughly $6,000-9,000, while a custom-made 1ct diamond engagement ring can cost upwards of $12,000-15,000.
Sapphires have been a symbol of royalty and luxury for centuries. Choosing a sapphire engagement ring is a testament to high-end elegance and class.
Each sapphire entering the A.G workshop is carefully sourced from across the world to ensure superior quality. We’d be honoured to help you select and showcase the perfect sapphire for you or your loved one.