Sapphires are beautiful natural gemstones containing the mineral corundum. Contrary to popular belief sapphires come in a whole range of colors including yellow, blue, pink, purple, orange and green – so there is something to suit everyone.
Sapphires are traditionally mined in Myanmar, Thailand, Sri Lanka and India – but you don’t have to travel that far to own one. Nowadays this gemstone is exported, cut and polished into numerous stone settings of all sizes.
Choosing the right sapphire for your partner can be a daunting task. However it can be made easier if you discuss her likes and dislikes. If she wants a particular style of ring and stone shape then you can get it tailor made personally. Any good jewelery store will be able to create the ring base and an empty setting up to your size specifications. Then you simply pick the sapphire of your choice and the jeweler will professionally fit it for you.
As for picking the right colour, pale yellow sapphires are a popular choice as they glisten in the light and look really beautiful on an engagement ring. Or how about your partners favourite colour, or even pick a stone to match her eye color? If you are unsure you could ask friends of family for advice and a second opinion. Good luck in finding that perfect sapphire!