Sapphire Rings 101: Everything You've Wanted to Know
If you ask someone what colour sapphires are, typically they would answer blue. But not many people realise that natural "fancy" sapphires also occur in yellow, purple, orange, and green colours, and "parti sapphires" show two or more colours.
Sapphires are extremely hard, the third hardest mineral in fact behind diamonds and moissanites, making them also suitable for use in non-decorative applications such as wrist watch crystals. However, most of us would like to appreciate a sapphire as a piece of jewellery, maybe worn as a necklace, earrings, or a ring. Sapphire engagement rings are extremely popular today and make an excellent alternative to a diamond ring. A blue sapphire can add the "something blue" to a wedding, and the sapphire in an engagement ring symbolizes faithfulness and sincerity, as well as wisdom, virtue, and good fortune.
How Much is a Sapphire Ring Worth?
The more royal blue the sapphire is, the more valuable it becomes, and the finest blue sapphires in the world come from Kashmir in India. Myanmar, Sri Lanka and Madagascar are also renowned for producing premium gems, however, every sapphire mine produces a wide range of different qualities. The origin of the gem is not a guarantee of its quality, and the cost of natural sapphires varies depending on colour, clarity, size, cut and overall quality. Completely untreated sapphires are worth far more than those that have been treated.
As with most things, there is a huge price margin for sapphire rings, from tens of dollars to tens of thousands of dollars, depending on the quality and the jewellers. At Vinny and Charles, we produce top-quality unique rings at affordable prices. We use quality gemstones and materials - no base metals, gold fills or imitations - only solid gold and silver, so you know you are getting a top-grade ring, that has been handcrafted and inspired by nature. When you wear one of our beautifully designed blue or green sapphire rings you can be confident that the materials used are ethically sourced while we work to be as sustainable and eco-friendly as possible. Your ring says a lot about you, so let it sparkle with pride!
Lovingly Crafted Jewellery is Made to Be Loved
A piece of jewellery is personal, whether you chose it yourself or it has been gifted to you it is something to be cherished. Sapphires are good for engagement rings and can be worn as a beautiful symbol of love showing true commitment to your partner, especially as the wedding anniversary for a sapphire stone is 45 years! It is also the September birthstone, and represents loyalty and romance, making it the ideal birthday gift for a loved one.
At Vinny And Charles, we provide a special polishing cloth with every purchase so you can keep your jewellery clean, and store it in its special box when you are not wearing it. If you are worried about how to clean your sapphire ring, or any other item, we advise using warm water, mild dish soap and a soft brush.
Look after your precious piece, and it will sparkle forever!