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STYLE SPOTLIGHT: SAPPHIRE ENGAGEMENT RINGS
As the go-to symbol of long-term love and commitment, a diamond has been the engagement ring gemstone of choice for decades and continues to be the most popular option today. But as values and priorities shift, some couples are beginning to explore their options beyond the traditional diamond. A sapphire engagement ring is one option that some brides-to-be are turning to if they’re looking for something unique and eye-catching. Interested in exploring the possibility of a sapphire engagement ring? Here’s what you need to know.
WHAT IS A SAPPHIRE?
WHAT TO LOOK FOR IN A SAPPHIRE ENGAGEMENT RING
Overall, the most important thing to consider when choosing a sapphire is the color. There is no standardized color-grading system for colored gemstones but considering the following will help guide your choice:
Hue: the stone’s balance of color as it relates to neighboring colors on the color wheel. Variations include blue, slight green, strong green, slight purple and strong purple. The closer to “true blue”, the more valuable the sapphire will be.
Tone: how light or dark the color is ranging from very light to very dark. Anywhere in the medium to dark range is ideal.
Saturation: how vibrant the color is ranging from dull/weak to pure vivid. The closer to pure vivid, the better.