White sapphire engagement rings are among the most beautiful, durable, and affordable ring options. They’re responsibly sourced and positively brilliant.
I know a lot about white sapphires and love to share my knowledge of them. If you’re looking for white sapphire engagement rings, check out the tips in this guide (or just contact me – I’m more than happy to help :).
For tips on pricing, be sure to read the end of this post!
White Sapphire Engagement Rings Should Cost Less
White sapphire engagement rings are the least expensive of all sapphire options. They will cost less than yellow sapphires, pink sapphires, and blue sapphires. Although white sapphires are among the more rare colors, there is a higher demand for blue sapphire.
White Sapphire Engagement Rings Are Very Durable
Sapphire is a hard and scratch resistant mineral, so white sapphire engagement rings are very durable. On the Mohs Scale of Hardness, a sapphire is rated as a 9. This makes it the second hardest natural stone used in jewelry. A diamond, which is the hardest, scores a 10.
White Sapphire Engagement Rings Come in All Shapes and Sizes
Never feel restricted when choosing a white sapphire center stone. They come in all shapes and sizes. Every one of our engagement rings can be made with the white sapphire of your choice.
Pick AAA-Rated White Sapphires
Like diamonds, white sapphires are graded based on appearance. For a sapphire, the highest quality is known as AAA (read as “triple A”). AAA sapphire typically represents the top 10% of sapphires. AAA white sapphire engagement rings will have a whiter and brighter color. The brilliance of a AAA sapphire just can’t be matched. Also, because white sapphire is relatively inexpensive, there is no reason not to go for the best AAA quality.
Pick a Natural White Sapphire Stone
While synthetic white sapphire options exist, I would recommend choosing natural for a few reasons:
- Synthetic white sapphire is produced by several different companies. Each company’s color varies slightly (the color may not be the same as a natural white sapphire).
- Synthetic white sapphires may not be as durable as natural white sapphires
- Natural white sapphire is relatively inexpensive. Why not go natural?
Consider Pairing Your White Sapphire with Rose Gold or Yellow Gold
Of course, white sapphire will look great in any metal. But if you really want it to stand out, consider pairing your sapphire with a rose gold or yellow gold setting. The contrasting color between the metal and white sapphire brings out the beauty of the setting, the sidestones, and the sapphire itself.
It’s a win-win for every part of your ring.
If you want a similar contrast but with white gold, then consider yellow sapphire engagement rings.
White Sapphire Pricing Examples
Below is our pricing for round white and blue sapphires (all natural and AAA rated). Because we offer some of the best value on sapphire, it is not uncommon to be quoted higher than these prices elsewhere. But make sure you’re not paying substantially more than our pricing below:
|Sapphire Carat Weight||Size (mm)||White Sapphire (Natural, AAA-rated)||Blue Sapphire (Natural, AAA-rated)|
A Tip To Test If You’re Getting Ripped Off
There are two ways to test if you are getting ripped off:
- Compare your quote to our pricing above
- Ask for a quote on both blue sapphire and white sapphire. White sapphire should be much less expensive than blue sapphire. If it’s not, you are probably not getting a fair quote.
There are a few distinguishing characteristics between white sapphire and diamond.
A natural white sapphire will be much less costly than a natural diamond of similar quality. A white sapphire will also most likely be whiter than a diamond (unless you get a D or E color diamond). However, a diamond will sparkle more than than a white sapphire (if you want a stone that is as sparkly as a diamond, but more affordable, look into our Forever Brilliant Moissanite collection).
As far as longevity, both white sapphires and diamonds are going to last for a very long time. In fact, on Mohs Scale of Hardness, diamonds, moissanite, and sapphires lead the way with all of the other gemstones falling behind.
|White Sapphire (AAA Quality)||Diamond (GIA Certified, G-Color)|
|Hardness (Mohs Scale)||9.0 (Second Hardest Gemstone)||10.0 (Hardest Gemstone)|
|Pricing (6mm, High Quality, Colorless)||$650||$2900+|
When customers ask me to find a white sapphire for them, I get very excited.
I’m super picky about selecting the most beautiful white sapphires and always make sure they’re cut very, very well. A white sapphire that is cut well will offer more sparkle than a normal white sapphire, offering the best of both worlds. While it will still look different than a diamond, this is a good thing because white sapphires make absolutely beautiful engagement rings.
Final Thoughts on White Sapphire Engagement Rings
- White sapphire is relatively inexpensive so always pick AAA-rated, natural white sapphires.
- Make sure you’re getting a fair quote by comparing your quote to our pricing table above.
- Finally, always have your jeweler perform a visual inspection of your white sapphire before setting it in the ring.
If you’re considering Do Amore for your white sapphire engagement ring, then contact us and we can assist you in finding a beautiful sapphire that’s within your budget! I really love helping with sapphire engagement rings, so feel free to ask for my help personally (my name is Krish).