Best Gemstones for Engagement Rings
Welcome to The Clear Cut Classroom where we take deep dives into all things diamonds, jewelry (and gemstones)! Today, we are sitting down with Julia from Jewels with Jules to talk about what the next best thing to diamonds are for your engagement ring. We get a quick introduction to sapphires and their amazing qualities!
If you want to take a colorful turn with your engagement ring, look no further and consider setting your ring with a sapphire! Jewels with Jules is with us to get a closer look at the beautiful gemstones and the great variety sapphires have to offer.
Sapphires and rubies are the next hardest stones, ranking a hardness of 9 after diamonds at a hardness of 10 on the Mohs scale. This makes sapphires great for daily wear.
Mohs Hardness Scale
Blue is not the only color that sapphires come in, but many more. A whole rainbow of colors are offered with sapphires and have origins in different parts of the world including India, Sri Lanka, Madagascar, Mozambique, Burma, Australia and Thailand.
Within different colors there are plenty of gorgeous hues to choose from. Julia's personal favorite blue sapphire is a royal blue but there are deeper vivid blues, even Cinderella blue. Pink, orange and yellow sapphires exist, even the extremely rare blend of pink and orange called Padparadscha from Madagascar.
Gorgerous Cinderella Blue Sapphire
Vivid Royal Blue Sapphire
When pink sapphires are saturated in color and start to turn red, that is when they are considered a ruby! Rubies range from pinkier-reds to darker and deeper reds, with the standard ruby-red color being named pigeon blood! But we promise, these stones are much more charming than the name.
Variety of Vibrant Sapphires
Now that we learned that sapphires exist in all colors of the rainbow, would you add your personal twist with a colored gemstone for your engagement ring?