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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!


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

Pink sapphire engagement ring is my favorite.

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

Pink and peach

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

Peach sapphire

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.

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.

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!

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

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

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