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The Wonderous Colours Of The Sapphire

28th September 2015 by Rebecca Smyth, posted in Gemstones

Last week, we treated you to a selection of scintillating blue sapphires and now, we present you with their bodacious brethren. Are you ready to think outside of the colour box?

Non-blue sapphires are typically called fancy-sapphires which is very similar to how coloured diamonds are categorised. Yellow sapphires are an excellent choice for engagement rings because of their intense colour saturation, eye-clean clarity and accessibility.

This 2.0 carat emerald-cut yellow sapphire is flanked with straight diamond baguettes and bead-set round-brilliant diamonds on the shank giving it an unmistakable Art Deco feel.

yellow emerald cut sapphire with diamond baguettes engagement ring

Much like yellow sapphires, pink sapphires are also an affordable alternative to the rare pink diamond. Pink sapphires come in a variety of tones and have recently been used by many couture-jewellery designers to achieve that perfect pop of colour.

This 18ct rose gold engagement ring features pink sapphires encrusting the design from the halo down to the shank. The rose gold accentuates the vibrant pink hue of the sapphires and makes the overall design very feminine.

rose gold engagement ring with pink sapphires

Moving on to the brown and oranges of the colour wheel, we have a 1.3 carat cushion-cut orangish-brown sapphire surrounded by diamonds set in 18ct yellow gold. The cognac hue of the sapphire compliments any skin tone with the double-halo of diamonds perfectly framing the impressive centre stone.

brownish-orange sapphire with double diamond halo yellow gold engagement ring

Purple sapphires are not usually heat-treated like their blue brothers and are found in shades from lavender to violet. Set in platinum, this 1.2 carat cushion-cut purple sapphire trilogy engagement ring has a round-brilliant diamond to either side, with each stone representing the past, the present and the future. The trilogy ring is a wonderful sentiment to embody in the design of your sapphire engagement ring.

purple sapphire and diamond trilogy engagement ring

As we approach the end of September and our celebration of the sapphire, we want you to always keep them in mind when planning your custom engagement ring design. Sapphires capture an aura of romance combined with bold individuality for a truly unique and sentimental engagement ring.