- What colours can a sapphire have?
- What is the difference between a sapphire and a blue diamond?
- What is the symbolism of the sapphire?
Do you want to buy a ring that looks as unique as you are? Stylish but different? Timeless, but also trendy? Then go for a ring with a sapphire. You will undoubtedly be surprised by the beautiful appearance, symbolism and, not unimportantly, the price. Let this article and our broad selection of sapphire rings tempt you.
What colours can a sapphire have?
When you think of a sapphire, you more than likely imagine a blue gem, right? The blue colour is due to the presence of iron in the mineral composition. But do not be mistaken: there are also sapphires with another colour. Sapphires with a purple undertone are the most popular, but also the most expensive. There are also green, grey and pink-orange sapphires. The latter are the rarest.
You can therefore purchase a ring with sapphire and diamonds in multiple colour combinations. A red sapphire is not called a sapphire, but a ruby. However, both gems come from the mineral corundum.
Are you looking for an alternative to the classic diamond ring? Then go for a solitaire ring with a non-blue sapphire.
What is the difference between a sapphire and a blue diamond?
The big difference between a sapphire and a blue diamond is the price. The growing popularity of rings with a blue diamond has been around for a while, but such diamonds are certainly not for everyone. In 2016, the famous blue diamond 'Oppenheimer' was sold at Christie's in Geneva for a record amount of € 50.82 million. Buying a ring with a blue diamond is therefore more likely for people with a higher budget.
Buying a ring with a blue sapphire is much more affordable and therefore more accessible. And you do not have to doubt the quality or brilliance. If you combine your ring with the right accessories and/or smaller colourless diamonds, it will certainly stand out.
What is the symbolism of the sapphire?
Buying a ring with a sapphire also means choosing symbolism and sentimental value. For centuries, this beautiful gem, which is also very popular in royal circles, has been associated with qualities such as eternal friendship and loyalty. More to the point: buying a ring with a sapphire is believed to promote this in your relationship.
In the Middle Ages, a sapphire was often worn to protect against black magic and witchcraft. It was then also claimed that a ring with a sapphire would give the wearer courage, strength and immortality.
A sapphire was supposed to also have a calming effect, promote general mental health and increase wisdom and insight.
Would you like to buy a ring with beautiful and affordable symbolism? You will find the perfect jewellery with us. If you would like more information, the BAUNAT experts will be happy to help you.