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 sapphires and love to share my knowledge of them. If you’re looking for white sapphire engagement rings, or want to know the difference between white sapphire vs diamond, check out the tips in this guide (or just contact me or email me at [email protected]) – 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 sapphires.

White Sapphire Engagement Rings Are Very Durable

Sapphires are 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. When comparing white sapphire vs diamond, a diamond is a bit harder, and scores a 10.

White Sapphire Engagement Rings Come in All Shapes and Sizes

Never feel restricted when choosing a sapphire center stone. They come in all shapes and sizes. Every one of our ethical engagement rings can be made with the white sapphire of your choice.

An engagement ring featuring a round white sapphire

A round white sapphire paired with one of our engagement rings.

Pick AAA-Rated White Sapphires

Like diamonds, sapphires are graded based on appearance. For a sapphire, the highest quality is known as AAA (read as “triple A”). AAA sapphires typically represents the top 10% of sapphires. AAA white sapphire engagement rings will have a whiter and brighter color. The brilliance of an AAA sapphire just can’t be matched. Also, because white sapphires are relatively inexpensive, there is no reason not to go for the best AAA quality. See our selection of AAA White Sapphires> 

Pick a Natural White Sapphire Stone

While synthetic white sapphire options exist, I would recommend choosing natural for a few reasons:

  1. Synthetic white sapphires are produced by several different companies. Each company’s color varies slightly (the color may not be the same as natural white sapphires).
  2. Synthetic sapphires may not be as durable as natural white sapphires.
  3. Natural white sapphires are relatively inexpensive. Why not go natural?

Consider Pairing Your White Sapphire with Rose Gold or Yellow Gold

Of course, white sapphires 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 stone brings out the beauty of the setting, the side stones, 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.

Rose Gold White Sapphire Engagement Rings

White Sapphire Engagement Rings in Rose Gold or Yellow Gold look gorgeous and exquisite.

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 sapphires, 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)
.66 5 $430 $1,020
.83 5.5 $550 $1,360
1.1 6 $730 $1,880
1.4 6.5 $980 $2,760
1.65 7 $1,280 $3,880
2.0 7.5 $1,680 $4,850

A Tip To Test If You’re Getting Ripped Off

There are two ways to test if you are getting ripped off:

  1. Compare your quote to our pricing above.
  2. Ask for a quote on both white and blue sapphires. White sapphires should be much less expensive than blue sapphires. If they’re not, you are probably not getting a fair quote.

White Sapphire vs Diamond

There are a few distinguishing characteristics between White Sapphire vs 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 a white sapphire (if you want a stone that is as sparkly as a diamond, but more affordable, look into our Forever One 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) $730 $2900+
Natural Yes Yes
Scratch Resistant Yes Yes


White Sapphire vs Diamond vs Moissanite rings

From the left to right: White Sapphire Ring, Diamond Ring, White Sapphire Ring, Forever Brilliant Moissanite Ring.

When customers ask me to find a white sapphire for them, I get very excited. I’m super picky about selecting the most beautiful 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 sapphire, providing the best of both worlds. While it will still look different than a diamond, this is a good thing because sapphires make absolutely beautiful engagement rings.

Final Thoughts on White Sapphire Engagement Rings

In summary:

  • White sapphires are 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 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). CONTACT ME NOW>