Introduction

Sapphires have captured hearts for centuries with their mesmerising hues and timeless allure. As one of the most sought-after gemstones for rings, a sapphire's beauty and significance make it a captivating choice for engagements, anniversaries, or any momentous occasion. Sapphire engagement rings stand as timeless symbols of enduring love and exquisite elegance. While the classic blue sapphire remains a perennial favourite, a world of diverse sapphires awaits, each possessing its unique allure. Among these, Australian sapphires and parti sapphires emerge as distinct treasures, captivating hearts with their exceptional beauty.  Before choosing your perfect sapphire ring, here's everything you need to know to make an informed and cherished purchase.

Table of Contents

Understanding Sapphires
Colour
Cut
Clarity
Carat Weight
Origin and Treatment
Enhancements

Choosing Your Sapphire Ring

Settling on a Budget
Personal Style

Buying Tips

Certification
Trustworthy Jewellers
Try Before You Buy

Care and Maintenance 

Regular Cleaning
Safekeeping 
Professional Inspection

Exploring Australian and Parti Sapphires

Classic Elegance
Diverse Colours
Australian Sapphires

Choosing Your Sapphire Engagement Ring

Colour Preference
Origin and Rarity
Setting and Design

Conclusion
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Understanding Sapphires

Sapphires, belonging to the corundum family, boast a rich history and come in various colours, with blue being the most renowned. Their durability, second only to diamonds on the Mohs scale, makes them ideal for everyday wear. To view a range of sapphires and choose your own colour and cut, get in touch with the bespoke team at Morgan & Co for your free consultation

Colour

Blue Sapphires: Classic blue hues range from deep midnight blue to lighter shades reminiscent of the sky

Fancy Sapphires: Sapphires come in an array of colours including pink, yellow, orange, purple, and green, known as "fancy sapphires." Each hue carries its own charm and uniqueness.

Cut

Sapphires are cut into diverse shapes, including round, oval, cushion, emerald, and princess cuts. The choice of cut can greatly influence a stone's brilliance and appeal. 

Clarity

Like many gemstones, sapphires may contain inclusions. These natural features are part of a sapphire's character and can influence its appearance. 

Carat Weight

Sapphires come in a variety of sizes. While larger stones can be more valuable, smaller sapphires with exceptional colour and clarity can also be highly prized.

Origin and Treatment

Origins

Sapphires are mined in various regions worldwide, including Sri Lanka, Myanmar, and Kashmir. Origin can impact the stone's value and characteristics.

Enhancements 

Some sapphires undergo treatments to improve colour or clarity. Disclosure of any enhancements is crucial in determining a stone's value.

Choosing Your Sapphire Ring

Settling on a Budget

Determine a budget that aligns with your preferences. Sapphires offer a range of options suitable for various budgets. Speak with the team at Morgan & Co about your budget and they will bring in sapphires that suite your price point. Book your free consultation here to arrange a time to view and choose your very own sapphire. 

Personal Style

Consider your style and the intended wearer's preferences. Whether classic, vintage, or modern, there's a sapphire ring to suit every taste. At Morgan & Co, you can design your own customised ring or piece of jewellery to feature a hand selected sapphire stone. The team will assist you in designing your custom piece and bring it to life using Australian craftsmanship and ethically sourced materials.  

Buying Tips

Certification

Ensure the sapphire comes with a reputable gemological certificate verifying its authenticity and details. Each gemstone from Morgan & Co comes with a certification. 

Trustworthy Jewellers

Purchase from reputable jewellers known for their integrity and quality craftsmanship. Morgan & Co have a global network of gemstone dealers who have been in the jewellery business for decades. They are a reputable jeweller on the Sunshine Coast and have access to the best sapphires, amongst other stones, from all over the globe.

Try Before You Buy

If possible, view the sapphire in person or ask for high-resolution images to appreciate its colour and brilliance. At Morgan & Co, the team are trained to select gemstones using video and images, but where possible the team will bring in the gemstones for you to hand select and view. The process of creating a custom piece, not only includes the ring's design, but also individually selecting your forever sapphire, diamond or gemstone of choice. It's an extremely exciting process. 

Care and Maintenance 

Regular Cleaning

Clean your sapphire ring with a soft brush and mild soap or have it professionally cleaned periodically. When you custom make a piece with Morgan & Co, you will be offered a complementary yearly check and clean of your piece. 

Safekeeping

Store your ring separately to avoid scratching other jewellery, preferably in a fabric-lined box. Morgan & Co stock Wolf jewellery boxes which are not only stunning, but very functional. Book your free consultation to view their range. 

Professional Inspection

Periodically have your ring inspected by a trusted jeweller to ensure the setting and stones remain secure. Morgan & Co offer complementary inspections yearly with any custom made purchase. 

Exploring Australian and Parti Sapphires

Sapphire engagement rings stand as timeless symbols of enduring love and exquisite elegance. While the classic blue sapphire remains a perennial favourite, a world of diverse sapphires awaits, each possessing its unique allure. Among these, Australian sapphires and parti sapphires emerge as distinct treasures, captivating hearts with their exceptional beauty.

Classic Elegance

Blue Sapphires Blue sapphires, renowned for their captivating deep blue hues, have adorned engagement rings for centuries. Ranging from velvety midnight blues to vibrant cornflower shades, these gems exude sophistication and grace. Their durability and allure make them an ideal center piece for a ring that transcends time.

Diverse Colours

Parti Sapphires Parti sapphires, a phenomenon in the sapphire world, exhibit multiple colours within a single stone. These enchanting gems flaunt a kaleidoscope of hues, often showcasing combinations of blue, yellow, and green. Their mesmerising colour play offers a unique and captivating choice for those seeking unconventional and distinctive engagement rings.

Australian Sapphires

A Prized Discovery The Land Down Under holds a hidden treasure trove of sapphires. Australian sapphires, renowned for their quality and diverse colors, present a spectrum of breathtaking options. From the rich blues reminiscent of ocean depths to vibrant greens and earthy tones, Australian sapphires evoke the country's natural beauty. Book your consultation here to make a time to view a range of Australian Natural Sapphires at Morgan & Co's studio - based in Buderim on the Sunshine Coast - a 30 minute drive from the beautiful Noosa and Perigian Beach. 

Choosing Your Sapphire Engagement Ring

Considerations and Delights When selecting a sapphire engagement ring, consider the unique qualities of each sapphire type. Here are a few pointers

Colour Preference

Determine the colour that resonates with your style and personality. Blue sapphires exude sophistication, while parti sapphires offer a playful and vibrant allure. Read our Parti Sapphire blog for more information on these stunning stones. 

Origin and Rarity

Australian sapphires, cherished for their origin and quality, carry a distinct appeal. Parti sapphires' rarity and colour variations make each stone a unique masterpiece.

Setting and Design

Personalise your ring by choosing a setting that enhances the beauty of your chosen sapphire. Consider unique designs to accentuate the sapphire's brilliance.

Conclusion

Embrace Timeless Beauty Sapphire engagement rings, whether featuring classic blue sapphires, captivating parti sapphires, or prized Australian sapphires, encapsulate everlasting beauty and symbolism. By exploring the unique characteristics of each sapphire type, you embark on a journey to find the perfect ring that not only celebrates your love but also reflects your distinct style and personality.A sapphire ring encapsulates beauty, durability, and symbolism. Whether as an engagement ring or a cherished gift, the allure of sapphires endures through time. By understanding the qualities and considerations of sapphire rings, you embark on a journey to find the perfect sapphire piece that reflects your unique story and style.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

1. What is a sapphire engagement ring? A sapphire engagement ring features a sapphire gemstone as the centrepiece, symbolising love and commitment. These rings often incorporate sapphires alongside diamonds or other gemstones in various settings.

2. Are sapphire engagement rings durable for everyday wear? Yes, sapphires rank high on the Mohs scale of hardness, making them highly durable and suitable for daily wear, comparable to diamonds.

3. Do sapphires only come in blue? No, sapphires come in various colours. While blue sapphires are the most renowned, they also occur in shades like pink, yellow, green, purple, and parti-colors displaying multiple hues.

4. What factors determine the value of a sapphire engagement ring? Key factors influencing a sapphire's value include its color, clarity, carat weight, cut, origin, and any treatments or enhancements it might have undergone.

5. Are there different types of sapphires used in engagement rings? Yes, apart from blue sapphires, there are fancy sapphires, which encompass the spectrum of sapphires in colours other than blue, as well as rare varieties like Australian sapphires and parti sapphires.

6. How do I choose the right sapphire engagement ring? Consider factors such as colour preference, budget, durability, and personal style when selecting a sapphire engagement ring. It's important to choose a reputable jeweller and ensure the authenticity of the gemstone.

7. Are sapphire engagement rings more affordable than diamond rings? Sapphires can be more affordable than diamonds of similar size and quality. However, prices vary based on the specific characteristics of the sapphire.

8. Can sapphires be used in various engagement ring settings? Yes, sapphires are versatile and can be set in various styles, including solitaire, halo, three-stone, vintage, or contemporary designs, allowing for personalisation based on preferences.

9. How do I care for a sapphire engagement ring? Regularly clean your sapphire ring with a soft brush and mild soap, avoid exposing it to harsh chemicals or extreme temperatures, and have it inspected by a jeweller periodically to ensure its durability and brilliance.

10. Can I customise a sapphire engagement ring? Yes, many jewellers offer customisation options where you can select the sapphire's colour, cut, setting, and metal type to create a unique, personalised engagement ring.

November 25, 2023 — Morgan Gaskin