Antique Sapphire Rings
From home décor to couture to fine jewelry, vintage designs are becoming increasingly sought after. What’s old is new, timeless and romantic, especially when it comes to an antique or vintage-inspired ring. Add a vibrantly colored sapphire, and it becomes the ring—the one that is envied, talked about, and gushed over.
It’s no coincidence that sapphire rings have withstood the test of time. Sapphires are extremely hard, durable gems, making them perfectly suited for everyday wear. They come in a surprising variety of colors, including pink, yellow, and, of course, blue. These brilliant colors are stunning when paired with the delicate craftsmanship of antique and vintage-inspired rings.
One-of-a-Kind Antique Sapphire Rings
Our antique rings (also called estate rings) are one-of-a-kind rings that originate from romantic eras of the past. Antique rings are beloved for their exquisite, old world craftsmanship, intricate details, and unique beauty.
Many antique rings feature vibrant sapphire center stones or sapphire accents. Revered since antiquity, sapphires were some of the first gems to be cut for the purpose of personal adornment, and were originally the favored gemstones for engagement rings. The sapphire has always been a symbol of fidelity and sincerity, and thus is a meaningful choice for an engagement ring or an anniversary gift of jewelry.
Antique rings are also an ethical and eco-friendly choice, since no new mining is required to create these pieces. Brilliant Earth has a carefully curated and constantly updated collection of one-of-a-kind antique rings. Bookmark our New Arrivals page for the first look at our one-of-a-kind antique rings as they arrive.
Vintage-Inspired Sapphire Rings
Love the distinctive antique look but prefer to purchase a new engagement ring? Our Antique Inspired Collection features vintage-inspired rings handcrafted from eco-friendly gold and platinum and set with ethically sourced sapphires and diamonds.
Lovers of vintage or retro style often select a vintage-inspired engagement ring with a vibrant sapphire center stone. Richly colored sapphires look especially beautiful in settings with vintage details, such as milgrain, scrollwork, and hand-engraving. Next to the diamond, the blue sapphire is the most commonly selected center stone in engagement rings.
Royal Sapphire Rings
What do you get when you pair the elaborate artistry of an antique-inspired ring with the alluring blue of a sapphire? Classic, chic sophistication fit for a princess.
Princess Diana’s stunning sapphire halo engagement ring first brought sapphire engagement rings back to the forefront of the public’s attention, and it is now proudly worn by princess-to-be, Kate Middleton. Sapphires come in varying shades of blue, but this royal ring has caused a resurgence in the popularity of richly hued deep blue sapphires.
Final Thoughts on Antique Sapphire Rings
Antique and vintage-inspired sapphire rings continue to increase in popularity as modern couples turn to the past to represent their love in a distinctive way. At Brilliant Earth, we have a vast and constantly updated collection of one-of-a-kind antique sapphire rings, as well as an extensive selection of antique inspired sapphire engagement rings.