The saying goes that “diamonds are a girl’s best friend”, but times are changing, and colored gemstones are quickly replacing the popularity of diamond engagement rings. Take for instance, Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge. Her engagement ring is a 12-carat brilliant blue sapphire engagement ring that originally belonged to Princess Diana. Ever since the world got another glimpse of her ring, many have sought to get one just like it. It is not uncommon now to see popular public figures and celebrities sporting various colored engagement rings.
Sapphires are a great choice for engagement rings. Not only are they significantly more affordable than diamonds, but sapphires also come in a wide variety of color choices as well. If you want something that resembles closest to a diamond look, then you could opt out for white (colorless) sapphires. If you are looking for something more unique and modern, you could select from blue, green, yellow, orange, purple, and/or pink sapphires. Sapphires are also remarkably durable (third hardest mineral, right after diamonds) and also chip-resistant.
Note that there are naturally occurring sapphires, and also synthetic or simulated versions. Naturally occurring sapphires are generally never processed or treated, and are only washed, polished, and cut in to distinct shapes. They are then sold directly in the sapphire market to keep their originality intact without any human interference. Synthetic sapphires are created by humans in a lab and can carry the same mineral makeup as real sapphires, but are not mined directly from the earth like natural sapphires. Simulated sapphires are also lab created, but also contain other mineral components not typically found in naturally occurring sapphires.
Sapphires are inexpensive compared to diamonds, and there are many places to obtain a sapphire engagement ring. However, if you are looking for a place that sells natural and untreated sapphires, then The Natural Sapphire Company is an excellent source. With over 75 years of experience in the sapphire industry, they specialize in rare, naturally occurring sapphires. Their sapphires are procured directly from the gem mines, and are cut, polished, and certified in-house.
Why not set yourself apart from the crowd, and showcase your uniqueness of your love story? Do so with an extraordinary sapphire engagement ring!