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Sapphire Engagement Ring Inspiration

Sapphire Engagement Ring Inspiration

by Andrea Van Wilgenburg

Sapphire Engagement Rings provide couples with endless combinations of colors, shapes and designs to uniquely symbolize their love.  Whether it is an oval peach sapphire in a rose gold vintage mount, a blue sapphire in a classic three stone ring,  a teal sapphire in halo ring, or a white sapphire in a solitaire rose gold ring, couples have the ability to express the uniqueness of their relationships because natural sapphires are available in an endless array of colors, shapes and sizes.   Look at these beautiful colors and combinations!   Not only are sapphire engagement rings beautiful and unique, but they are also an ethical alternative to the traditional diamond engagement ring.  Also, as an added benefit for the cost conscious, a sapphire of...

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Blue Green Sapphires for Sapphire Engagement Rings

Blue Green Sapphires for Sapphire Engagement Rings

by Andrea Van Wilgenburg

Blue green sapphires have gained tremendous attention recently in the engagement ring industry.  And it is no wonder!  Take a look at these beautiful hues!     Of course, there are quite a range of hues and tones available as well as terms to describe the various blue greens; from peacock to teal, to blue green, and then there are parti sapphires, which display two or more separate colors.  The best advice that we can give you for choosing your favorite shade is to judge with your eyes! 😍😍😍😍😍.  Visit our blue green sapphire collection here.   One thing that we can say for certain, is that by creating an engagement ring with a blue green sapphire as the centerpiece, you...

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The Importance of a Precision Cut Gemstone

The Importance of a Precision Cut Gemstone

by Andrea Van Wilgenburg

Before you buy: Important information on gemstone cut When shopping for gemstone jewelry, the difference between precision cut gemstones and many native cut gemstones is not something about which most people are aware. However, when comparing a native cut gemstone with a precision cut gemstone, the difference can be very noticeable. Before – native cut sapphire. After – the same sapphire precision cut by Rogerio. My name is Rogerio Graca.  I am a professional gem cutter/lapidary and founder of Pristine Gemstones since 1991. Having been a gem cutter and a wholesale supplier of colored stones for over 28 years, I feel it is important to educate people about the “cut” in gemstones. Main photo – sapphire precision cut by Rogerio. Inset...

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Sapphire for Engagement Rings and Other Fine Jewelry

Sapphire for Engagement Rings and Other Fine Jewelry

by Andrea Van Wilgenburg

  Ceylon blue sapphire engagement ring. Very similar to the ring worn by Kate Middleton and Princess Diana. Sapphires are beautiful, durable, natural gemstones that come in many brilliant colors making the sapphire for engagement rings and other fine jewelry an ideal choice as a center piece. Please visit our Sapphire Engagement Ring Collection for inspiration or visit our loose sapphire collection! Sapphire Color Choices Sapphire is a variety of corundum made of aluminum oxide. Although the blue sapphire is the most popular corundum variety, colors such as peach, yellow, orange, green, pink and a mix of these colors are also found naturally.   The peach sapphire for engagement rings has become the number one choice in recent years.  Sapphires even come in...

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Peach Sapphire Engagement Rings

Peach Sapphire Engagement Rings

by Andrea Van Wilgenburg

Peach Sapphire Engagement Rings and Padparadscha Sapphire Engagement Rings Peach sapphire engagement rings have become very popular over the past few years.  And no wonder!  The warm tone of a peach sapphire is beautiful and feminine, and something worn easily every day. To view our sapphire engagement rings, just click here.   Visit our Engagement Ring Collection for ready to ship peach sapphire engagement rings.  We also have a selection of loose peach sapphires precision cut by Rogerio ready for your design ideas!  Just visit our Sapphire Collection. To learn more about this trend, keep reading! “Peach” is not an official gemological color term for sapphires.  Peach is actually a combination of pink and orange, and even sometimes a bit of yellow.  However, for ease of understanding,...

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Non Heat Treated Sapphires by Pristine Gemstone Jewelry

Non Heat Treated Sapphires by Pristine Gemstone Jewelry

by Andrea Van Wilgenburg

Non Heat Treated Sapphires It is rare to find a sapphire that has not received heat treatment.  Approximately 95% of sapphires on the market have received heat treatment. Heat treatment is a common, stable, well accepted practice. It is basically an extension of the natural formation of gemstones; heat and pressure and it only causes subtle improvements in color and clarity, if at all. It is such a common practice that it is the only treatment of sapphires that is not required to be disclosed, as it is just assumed heat treatment is present. All other known treatments must be disclosed.  You will often notice in appraisals and gem certificates that heat treatment is mentioned ONLY if it is not present.  ...

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