Why Sapphires Make the Perfect Stone for Engagement Rings

June 16, 2023

Sapphire Engagement Ring


September's famous birthstone the Sapphire comes in every color of the rainbow. These vibrant stones showcase nature’s creativity with tie dye like swirls of blues and teals. Believed to represent wisdom and holiness, Sapphires are cosmic wonders encapsulate the beauty of the sea and the sky.

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Can sapphires be ethically sourced?

Sapphires unlike diamonds are much easier to source ethically because of the ability to easily work directly with miners ensuring fair pay and safe conditions in the supply chain. Our ethically sourced sapphire bridal jewelry collection is crafted with earth honoring certified fairmined gold and each sapphire has traceable provenance. We like to source our ethical sapphires from Australia or Montana, and each one is custom sourced for our clients. In an effort to be as eco-friendly as possible, one tree is planted for every purchase to offset our carbon footprint. 

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Do sapphires make good engagement rings?

Sapphires make the perfect engagement ring because of their durability and outstanding beauty that will bring gorgeous vibrant sparkle for many generations. 

Our ethical sapphire engagement ring collection features round cut, oval cut, emerald cut, and pear cut shapes. These vibrant stones make the perfect alternative ethical engagement ring to symbolize love that goes deeper than the ocean.

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What does a sapphire symbolize for engagement?

In ancient times sapphires were associated with royalty and used to be more common as an engagement ring than diamonds. At Valley Rose Studio, we love designing engagement rings with sapphires because of their vibrant hues but also because they are almost as strong as a diamond and can stand the test of time. 

So what does a sapphire symbolize for engagement rings today? Because of their association with heaven and water sapphires are symbolize wisdom, spirituality, integrity, and abundance. For engagement rings specifically, sapphires symbolize true love and commitment. 

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What color sapphire is best for engagement ring?

Deep royal blues hues have been favored for centuries in this gem species inspiring the name "Sapphirus" a derivative of the latin word for blue. Now many colors of sapphire are celebrated and it is no longer becoming associated with the distinctive blue shade. Sapphires come in every color of the rainbow from reds to purples and also colorless white like a diamond. But our all time favorite color that is best for engagement rings are teal sapphires because of their unique versatile hue that is a cross between green and blue. 

Sapphires also come in unique gradient shades or ombre like effects. These types of sapphires are called bi-color or parti sapphires. Once looked down upon as lesser quality specimen for not being a perfect uniform hue, parti sapphires are now are celebrated for their one of a kind washes of color. 

teal sapphire engagement ring with diamonds

Explore out our newest collection of ethical sapphires in shades of teal, blue, green and parti color banding. These one of a kind designs are inspired by the beauty of nature and the magic of the cosmos. Just reach out to our team, we would love to design a custom sapphire ring just for you!


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Sizing & Care

Ring Sizing Guide

Print and download this chart to find your ring size. Make sure you use exactly 8.5"x11" letter paper. You can use a string or a piece of paper and wrap around your finger or nuckle to measure the circumference and match to your size.

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Necklace Sizing Guide

Follow this chart to see where the necklace will fall. All necklace sizes are described on the product pages. We suggest getting a piece of string and measuring necklace on your neck to ensure best fit. 


Special Care Instructions

To keep your jewels looking their best please keep these tips in mind to extend the life of your pieces. 

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