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The Most Popular Colors for Sapphire Engagement Rings

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You probably know that a sapphire is a gorgeous and traditional choice for an engagement ring, and may have heard that before the twentieth-century engagement rings more often featured sapphires than diamonds.

We bet you don’t realize how many gorgeous hues sapphires can be found in–deep blue is just the beginning! In fact, sapphires occur in every color of the rainbow (though red sapphires go by their other name, rubies). At Brilliant Earth, we create engagement rings using ethically sourced sapphires in every hue. These are the colors that are most popular for sapphire engagement rings:

Blue Sapphire Engagement Rings


Classic deep blue remains the most sought after choice for sapphire engagement rings. At Brilliant Earth we offer blue sapphires in round, oval, and cushion cuts as a standard option in most of our engagement ring styles, which means that these rings can be yours quickly, sometimes in as little as a week from when you place your order.

Peach Sapphire Engagement Rings



You may not have known that sapphires come in lovely shades of peach, but peach sapphires are among the most popular colors for sapphire engagement rings. They offer the feminine beauty of pink sapphires in a more understated shade.

Green Sapphire Engagement Rings


If you adore the color green, consider a green sapphire as the centerpiece for an engagement ring. Because sapphires are harder and more scratch-resistant than emeralds, a green sapphire may be a better choice for an engagement ring than an emerald.

Yellow Sapphire Engagement Rings


Bright and brilliant yellow sapphires are the second most requested gemstone for sapphire engagement rings. We offer oval yellow sapphires in two sizes as a standard option, and often offer other shapes and sizes in our collection of Unique Colored Gemstones.

Pink Sapphire Engagement Rings


Beautiful pink sapphires are a feminine and very romantic choice for an engagement ring. They come in shades ranging from bright pink to deep fuchsia, and look especially beautiful against cool white gold or platinum.

Purple Sapphire Engagement Rings


If purple is your favorite hue, consider a purple sapphire as the centerpiece for an engagement ring. These gemstones usually feature a deeper shade of purple than that of amethysts, and make a very distinctive choice.

Orange Sapphire Engagement Rings


A bright and beautiful orange sapphire exudes joy, making it a perfect, if unexpected, choice for your engagement ring. Orange sapphires work equally well in traditional and contemporary settings.

White Sapphire Engagement Rings


Many people have never heard of a white sapphire, but these stunning gemstones make beautiful engagement rings. They are nearly as scratch-resistant as diamonds, making them perfect for everyday wear, but cost significantly less.

Final Thoughts

Which of these sapphire engagement ring colors is your favorite?  Let us know on Facebook or Twitter, or in the comments section!

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Comments (27)

Carol Diana Salmela Says:
June 19th, 2019 at 1:04 pm


Regina Vary Says:
June 6th, 2019 at 7:11 pm

Of course purple is the most attractive to my taste. I’ll only accept a proposal from 1 man, and for all thats worth I’d just as soon wear one from a cracker Jack box…

Dorothy friesen Says:
April 30th, 2019 at 7:08 pm

Searched for many years for the white sapphire. I did not know’ what the stone was until yesterday when I saw your site.thank you so much for finally clearing that up for me. What a beautiful stone.

Lisa Bendaw Says:
January 1st, 2019 at 6:39 pm

I love the peach and pink sapphire.

Mellisa Curtis Says:
November 19th, 2018 at 9:47 am

Treasure of memories

Jeri Coleman Says:
July 27th, 2018 at 5:09 pm

Sounds wonderful… But my husband just got me and him new wedding sets a week ago and are planning our engagement to renew our wedding….been together 14 years and got many more to come.

Diane Salazar Says:
July 15th, 2018 at 8:18 pm

I would like more info on sapphire rings of color which is my birthstone

Joy Ealey Says:
July 10th, 2018 at 5:45 pm

Still love the blue, but with the many choices, now i really cant make up my mind and want them all for the many moods of me…

Lucy Says:
July 9th, 2018 at 7:19 pm

I like the orange. Next, white and third purple. The orange holds on to a lot of thoughts, like it has a very invigorating dimension for me.

Connie Hall Says:
July 7th, 2018 at 7:57 pm

The traditional blue. Sapphire is my birthstone. and I may have said that before but not on your website because I’ve never answered to this before

Connie Hall Says:
July 7th, 2018 at 7:56 pm

The traditional blue. Sapphire is my birthstone

K B Says:
July 7th, 2018 at 6:21 pm

I like the white, yellow, then pink. Their all beautiful.

Magnolia Reed Says:
July 5th, 2018 at 4:32 pm

Pink or peach stud earrings

L.K. Thomas Says:
March 1st, 2018 at 2:38 pm

Blue is My birthstone….I recently bought 4ct Pink with Matching earrings & Braclet…. Right Now it’s My Favorite….SO MANY COMPLIMENTS ! Brilliant Earth;. Just Love Your Website…..keep up The Great Work…

Shannan Simko Says:
February 24th, 2018 at 7:39 pm

Have also admired the blue but now the purple is intriguing

Lorie mills (Booboo) Says:
January 28th, 2018 at 9:04 pm

Love the Purple,2nd Pink 3rd Blue All very beautiful

Deborah Cooper Says:
January 18th, 2018 at 10:22 am

My birthday stone is blue Sapphire so I have several different rings and ear rings with this stone, I also have a white Sapphire ear rings and necklace, I love the pink and purple stones so I will be looking for pieces of jewelry with them as the main stones.

Donna Forkey Says:
July 3rd, 2017 at 6:25 am

I have collected deep blue for year’s now that I’ve seen the purple stone’s I think that deep purple is the next one for me, I prefer the ones that no one else has I love to be different.

B. Earth Says:
May 22nd, 2017 at 1:58 pm

Hi Dawn, purple sapphire is rarer than amethyst making it more precious. For more information feel free to contact our jewelry specialists at 1.800.691.0952 or through the live chat on our site. Thanks for your interest!

Dawn Koetter Says:
May 15th, 2017 at 1:28 pm

I am curious about the purple sapphire, as I love my Amethyst. Which is more precious? I have several deep blue sapphires, because it was my favorite clothing color to wear, and recently obtained a hot pink sapphire, which I love.

Dick Patmore Says:
October 27th, 2016 at 11:31 am

You have brought up a very excellent points , regards for the post.

Marie Johnson Says:
May 5th, 2016 at 7:45 pm

I’ve deep blue, as well as pink sapphire rings. I love them.
Next I buy will be yellow!

What about black sapphires? Not listed!

Mary Says:
September 17th, 2015 at 1:14 pm

My first sapphire was deep blue (used this one for the wedding ring) in 1983 and still using it 33 years later . My husband has given me several white sapphires. My favorite stone as well as my birthstone. Now I’ll have to let him know we will be looking for the purple sapphire with a similar ring style. He also uses his white sapphire as a wedding ring. This page is bookmarked so we can go over options. Thank you for letting me know there are other colors out there.

Jacob Stsr Says:
September 14th, 2015 at 8:53 pm

My favorite is the first one “dark blue sapphire”
with the purple sapphire in second place.

Sandra Says:
September 5th, 2015 at 6:35 pm

Peach sapphire

Karla cavallo Says:
August 28th, 2015 at 5:47 pm

Pink and peach

Maria Zertuche Says:
July 14th, 2015 at 9:30 am

Pink sapphire engagement ring is my favorite.

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