When it comes to rings, diamonds have for the longest time been the traditional gemstones. However, sapphires are very attractive too and they make very valuable gemstone. Sapphire has become more popular with the stones on engagement rings being very popular items in the market today. One of the aspects that make sapphire popular over diamond is that it comes in a wide range of colors and still retains the shine and clarity of diamond when it is correctly cut and prepared.
Of course the cut is among the things you must consider when getting sapphire, but the color also does matter. The fact that this gemstone is available in a wide range of colors means that you must choose the most suitable in terms of personal preferences and meaning. The truth is that the different colors are associated with different meanings and even virtues and hence the need to make sure that you get a color that suits you. In general, the more intense the color and the less the distracting color zones the more valuable the stone will be. It is important to check the tint and clarity of your sapphire when choosing a color; a clearer sparkling stone is always ideal.
Blue sapphire – The blue sapphire is exceptionally beautiful and has this royalty look to it. It symbolizes harmony and calm. It is among the most popular colors in the sapphire gemstone world and they are considered the most valuable.
Yellow sapphire – It might not be as popular, but it signifies status and wisdom and is also associated with wealth. The yellow stones range from light greenish yellow to a lighter version of the same to orange yellow that could have intense or weak color saturation. In essence, the finest yellow sapphire is one that is between yellow and orange with saturation that is vivid.
White sapphire – If you have a caring and kind nature, then this is the color that you should think about when choosing your sapphire because it represents care and kindness.
Pink sapphire – Pink sapphires range from red to purple with vivid to weak lighter tones and color saturation. The pink gemstones are a symbol of playfulness and love and can make very good engagement rings. Peach sapphire is also a very attractive option and one that is very feminine.
Green sapphire – Its low saturation and color zone that is not very attractive makes it less popular. The color is readily available, but unfortunately not as marketable compared to other colors.
Besides choosing sapphire colors in terms of their meanings and virtues, it is also important to remember that the color dictates the value of the gemstone and the prices therefore. Sapphires that are most preferred are those with vivid, strong color saturation. The color saturation needs to be strongest possible without darkening effect and brightness compromise. The darker and clearer the color of the stone the more valuable the sapphire and the higher the per carat prices so always take the time to check your stone before making your purchase.
Engagement rings come with a wide range of stones and sapphire is among the most popular gemstones in the rings today. The deeper and clearer the color the more valuable your sapphire ring will be.