It’s officially September, which means that it’s sapphire month. If you are thinking of proposing, you may want to go with a sapphire ring, because not only does it make for a beautiful engagement ring, it is also one of the most meaningful types of gemstones. This is especially the case if you are proposing to someone who was born in September. Sapphires are also incredibly durable and scratch resistant. Here are some things to know before purchasing a sapphire engagement ring.
They Look Great In The Center Of A Diamond Halo
Aesthetically, sapphire rings look great in the center of a bunch of diamonds. If you are custom making your sapphire engagement ring, you may want to consider this aesthetic choice. When choosing accent diamonds, you want to be sure that they are a clear white diamond, because anything else will conflict with the stunning blue color of the sapphire.
Try Placing A Sapphire Stone On A Vintage Ring
Another aesthetic choice you may want to make is placing a sapphire gemstone in a vintage ring. If you have a vintage ring that has been in your family for a long time, you may want to place a sapphire in it. This is perfect if the ring doesn’t already have a stone. You could also remove the stone that is in there now and sell it. This will help subsidize the cost of the sapphire and the placement. It is important that you go to a quality engagement ring retailer that has experience resetting diamonds.
Know Your Sapphire Colors
Of course, before you purchase a sapphire engagement ring, or a loose sapphire gemstone, you want to consider all the different colors and tones. Indeed, sapphires aren’t’ generally one color or tone – each will have a slightly different tone. Sometimes a sapphire will be more expensive depending on the color and the purity of that color. Over time, when a sapphire is being formed in the earth, different compounds will change the color of a sapphire. This is also an important for the sake of the look and feel of your engagement ring.
Grading Sapphires Is A Little More Confusing
Diamond grading is relatively straightforward. However, sapphire grading can get a little confusing. This is why you want to do your research to make sure you know your stuff. Moreover, you can use the grading system to determine how much you should be spending on your sapphire. The last thing you want is a low grade sapphire and pay too much for it.
Choose A Cut For Your Sapphire
On top of everything, you want to decide on a cut for your sapphire engagement stone. Do you want a round cut or an oval cut? There are also a number of other cuts that may suit you better. It is important to see a number of different cuts to determine exactly what you want. In the end, you may want to go with a cut that is popular in the moment, but when buying a sapphire gemstone, you want to think about what will look beautiful in five years, ten years and beyond.