Adding colour to your engagement ring

Adding colour to your engagement ring

While white diamonds are still the most popular stone for an engagement ring, coloured gemstones are a fantastic way to add colour and individuality to your special piece. Among these, sapphires have always been a top choice, but did you know they come in more than just blue?

In recent years, we've seen a rise in the popularity of pink, peach, and padparadscha sapphires. More recently, the stunning Australian teal sapphire has captured hearts around the world. Australia is known for its unique sapphire colours, typically in yellow and blue tones. Queensland's parti sapphires are particularly notable for their beautiful multicoloured bands, derived from the term "partite," referring to their partitioned colour bands.

Sapphires are also durable, ranking a 9 on the Mohs scale of hardness. This makes them an excellent choice for an engagement ring that will be worn daily. Beyond Australia, countries like Sri Lanka, Madagascar, and Thailand are renowned for their sapphire mining, offering purple-toned blues, pinks, and oranges.

One of the most intriguing aspects of sapphires is their rich history and symbolism. Known as stones of wisdom and royalty, sapphires have been cherished by cultures worldwide for centuries. They symbolise nobility, truth, sincerity, and faithfulness, making them ideal for representing enduring love and commitment.

Moreover, sapphires come in various cuts and settings, providing endless possibilities for creating a unique and personalised engagement ring. Whether you prefer a classic round cut, an elegant oval, or a modern princess cut, there is a sapphire to match your style and taste.

In addition to sapphires, other coloured gemstones make excellent choices for engagement rings. Rubies, with their deep red hue, symbolise passion and love. They are also durable, ranking just below sapphires on the Mohs scale. Spinel is another fantastic option, available in various colours, including red, blue, and pink, and is known for its brilliance and affordability.

Emeralds, with their stunning green colour, are a popular choice for engagement rings. However, they are not as durable as sapphires and rubies and require more care. Despite this, their rich colour and association with rebirth and love make them a cherished option.

In conclusion, sapphire engagement rings offer a timeless and distinctive alternative to traditional diamond rings. With their stunning array of colours, exceptional durability, and rich symbolism, sapphires are a beautiful choice for anyone looking to celebrate their love with a gemstone that stands out. Whether you're drawn to the classic blue sapphire or the unique hues of a teal or parti sapphire, your engagement ring will undoubtedly be a treasured piece for years to come. Exploring other coloured gemstones like rubies, spinel, and emeralds also opens up a world of possibilities, allowing you to find the perfect stone that resonates with your personal style and story.

To start your journey of acquiring a special sapphire or coloured gemstone of your desired colour simply send us an enquiry to book an appointment.

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