Why Choose Sapphire for Your Engagement Ring?
We love sapphires for their color. Their natural variations in color, saturation and diversity in cut means your sapphire is truly unique. If you’re looking for a diamond alternative, sapphires are a great choice! The pictures below are of custom sapphire engagement rings we’ve created recently.
Sapphires come in all colors of the rainbow. Well except for red because “red sapphires” are actually rubies. Rubies and sapphires are the same material, corundum. So in this rainbow sapphire ring, two of the red stones in the halo are actually rubies.
As an engagement or wedding ring, you will wear your beloved jewel every day and for the rest of your life. Sapphires are one of the hardest gemstones, measuring a 9 on the Mohs hardness scale of 1-10 (a diamond is a 10), which means it’s durable enough to withstand everyday wear, and will likely be able to be handed down for generations.
Another reason why sapphires are an amazing choice for an engagement ring, is because you can often track where they came from. In contrast to the diamond industry, where practices of batching large amounts of rough diamonds before they are sent to be cut makes it so their origin is difficult to track. Sapphire mining typically happens on a much smaller scale, so trace-ability is more realistic. We work with sources who are dedicated to ethical and transparent practices.
We carry select unique sapphires in our Portland shop. They are ready for your unique ideas for engagement rings! All of the rings pictured above were custom made, and are being loved out in the world. But we do have other finished sapphire rings, both in our brick-and-mortar store, and at our online store.