Today is my sixth wedding anniversary, and, though my marriage to a seriously wonderful guy is what I treasure most in the world, my engagement ring is a close second. It’s a relatively simple look: a round 1 ct. diamond flanked with pear-shape sapphire sides. I get the warmest feeling everytime I look at it, despite the fact that it’s almost always in desperate need of a spin through the ultrasonic. I often get asked if sapphire is my birthstone—it’s not. The truth is, I have no idea what drew me to a sapphire-accented engagement ring. I just liked it. I like that the blue goes with anything. I like that pop of color that adds character to my wedding set. And I just happen to think that if sapphire had a personality, it would be one hell of a romantic one. So for whatever reason your engagement ring shoppers are drawn to this magnificent stone—for a center or an accent—tell them they’re making a great choice. At least, I happen to think so.
Oval engagement ring in 14k white gold with .74 ct. t.w. diamonds and sapphires (1 ct. center not included) by Sylvie Collection, $2,360
Sapphire halo engagement ring in platinum with a 5.06 ct. oval diamond center by Norman Silverman, $135,000
Charlotte engagement ring in 18k white gold with .25 ct. t.w. diamonds and .51 ct. t.w. sapphires (center stone not included; wedding band sold separately) by Kirk Kara, $2,950
Handcrafted engagement ring in 18k white gold with .66 ct. t.w. sapphires and .26 ct. t.w. diamonds (center stone not included) by Omi Privé, price available on request
Valina Bridal engagement ring with sapphires and diamonds by Simon Golub, $1,025