Blue Sapphire Ring Guide

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How to Choose a Good Blue Sapphire Ring

When searching for that perfect engagement ring, many people overlook colored gemstones. Your partner is one of a kind, why limit yourself to the traditional diamond solitaire to express your unique love? If you have an adventurous spirit, you may want to break with tradition and consider a blue sapphire engagement ring. Follow our blue sapphire ring guide below for some advice and tips!

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Named for the Greek work sapherios, meaning blue, the highest valued sapphire gemstones are blue in color. Sapphire blue gemstones are second in popularity only to diamonds. People generally associate sapphires with the rich blue color seen in the stunning 12-carat oval blue Ceylon sapphire that sits in the center of the ring England's Prince Charles used to propose to Lady Diana Spencer. Although this blue sapphire gemstone is an exceptional example of sapphire, you can actually find sapphires in a wide range of colors.

12 carat oval Blue Ceylon Sapphire Ring worn by Lady Diana Spencer

How is Sapphire Made?

Like rubies, sapphires are made from Aluminum Oxide. Naturally formed by the intense pressure and temperatures associated with volcanoes, sapphires are formed as liquid magma cools and crystallizes. The color of the sapphire comes from trace minerals present in the formation of the gemstone. Sapphires can be found in a wide range of blue, pink, orange, yellow, green, purple, and violet.

Yellow Sapphire, Purple Sapphire, Blue Sapphire, Pink Sapphire, Violet Sapphire, Orange Sapphire

How Much Will a Sapphire Cost?

The most valuable sapphires have a rich cornflower blue color. Known as Kashmir sapphire, these gemstones are highly sought after. The orange-pink Padparadscha sapphire is also rare and highly valuable. As with all gemstones, the cost of a particular sapphire gemstone will be determined by several characteristics.

Kashmir Blue Sapphire finest variety

The Gemstone 4 C’s:


Carat weight of the sapphire will have a great deal of impact on the cost of the sapphire gemstone you are looking at. You can expect to pay between $800 and $1200 for a high quality 1-2 carat sapphire. And if you go up a carat, you can be spending twice that amount. Try asking for "off-size" gemstones like 0.9 carats to try and save money, but still get that visual impact you desire.

Since this is the case, it is important to weigh the sapphire you are looking for. You will find that there may be ways to create the look you want without necessarily increasing the size of your sapphire gemstone. Keep in mind that when it comes to blue sapphire (ruby and emerald), price and carat weight go hand-in-hand.

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A well-cut sapphire will shine with added luster. If your sapphire is lighter in color, the cut grade will be more important. Gemstones should show symmetry in their cut, and achieve balance in the shape all-around. Although there are no standard cuts associated with a sapphire, a "good" cut grade is essential to show off the special characteristics of your sapphire gemstone.


Relating to gemstone cut, as with most gemstones, the clarity of your sapphire will also have a great impact. Similarly to cut grade, lighter color gems can easier show inconsistencies in cut and inclusions/blemishes. Just like diamonds, most sapphire gemstones especially natural stones) will have small flaws. These inclusions will have an impact on the cost of your sapphire.


The color and saturation of a sapphire has a great impact on the cost. As discussed above, some colors are rare for sapphires and gemstones with these colors can be expected to be costly. When you are shopping for blue sapphire, the depth of color is the single most important element to look for. A deep blue sapphire gemstone, or a Grade AAAA, AAA, or AA, is more valuable than less intense blue stones.

Blue Sapphire color grade scale: AAA, AA, A, B

With Clarity Blue Sapphire Collections

Whether you are looking for a traditional solitaire engagement ring or a contemporary blue sapphire ring to celebrate your significant other’s special day, you will find stunning options to fit within your budget. Starting at $850 there is a beautiful blue sapphire ring for every occasion.

Blue Sapphire Solitaire Rings

Available in round, oval, and pear shapes, a simple blue sapphire solitaire ring makes a stunning statement.

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Blue Sapphire Halo Rings

If simple isn’t your style, consider an elegant blue sapphire halo ring. The blazing blue sapphire nestled in a field of diamonds takes on the brilliance of a star. What better way to announce your affection. You will find that the burst of brilliance from the diamonds surrounding your blue sapphire allows you to make a big statement with a smaller carat gemstone.

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Blue Sapphire Classic Rings

The classic look of a single blue sapphire set with diamond side stones adds personality and style without complication.

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Blue Sapphire Contemporary Rings

If you are a trendsetter you may want to forgo Clarity’s classic designs and consider instead a contemporary blue sapphire ring. Choose from twisting bands and asymmetrical accent diamonds for a unique jewelry statement.

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Blue Sapphire Three Stone Rings

Triple your commitment with a statement three stone blue sapphire ring. The three stones in these brilliant rings stand for the past, present, and future. Give her a blue sapphire three stone ring to declare the consistency of your love.

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