Sapphires offer a rainbow of colour options and due to their hardness and wearability, are ideal for use in engagement rings. The most well known type of sapphire is the blue sapphire. However, blue is not your only option when purchasing a sapphire. They are available in almost any colour you desire. Diamonds are the hardest substance on earth, graded 10 on the Moh’s Hardness Scale. Sapphires are graded 9 on this same scale, and are thus very resistant to scratching and chipping and ideal for use in jewellery, particularly jewellery such as engagement and wedding rings that are worn daily.

Firstly, the most important thing about an engagement ring is its symbolism. The ring itself is meant to symbolize something beautiful, rare, and precious, like the love the couple hopes to share for life. The ring doesn’t have to be costly, and it doesn’t have to be a diamond ring (just take a look at the British royal family —- the Queen Mother, Queen Elizabeth, Princess Anne and Princess Diana received sapphire engagement rings, and Princess Sarah Ferguson, a ruby). Your choice must simply show thoughtfulness and caring, and incorporate appropriate symbolism. Breaking free from modern tradition and choosing a Sapphire rather than a diamond engagement ring shows, you are a confident person individual person who likes to stand out from the crowd.

Some celebrities who were given a sapphire as their engagement rings were, Elizabeth Hurley, she was given a gorgeous trilogy sapphire and diamond ring. Penelope Cruz

Quality sapphires are found in Ceylon, Thailand, Australia, India, Burma, Africa, and Brazil.

The most popular sapphire shapes are, round, oval and cushion. The most popular sapphire and diamond engagement designs are the traditional cluster, Princess Diana’s ring, and today’s updated version, “The Halo”, which is a modern version of the cluster which looks absolutley stunning with a sapphire as the centre stone, the smaller diamonds complimenting the sapphire.

Varoujan Jewellers specialises in custom made jewellery, including sapphire halo engagement rings. Whether you want to choose from one of our classic styles or create something completely unique, Varoujan Jewellers can make a sapphire ring to suit your individual style and budget. You can use our many display rings to help you choose a style, or alternatively, you can bring in your own ideas or pictures and our designers can help you design.