Blue Crush: Cool Sapphire Engagement Rings

Engagement Rings

Photo: Yasu + Junko

When it comes to an engagement ring, a classic diamond will always be the favorite. But lately bolder options are giving the traditional stone a run for its money. Case in point: colorful engagement rings. From sapphire and ruby to quartz and pink diamonds, the standard bridal bling is being redefined.

One of our favorite trendy stones? Sapphires. A sapphire engagement ring is simply stunning — paired with diamonds or on its own. Plus, there's a blue sparkler for any style of bride, from modern to classic and vintage to romantic.

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And we're not the only big fans of the true-blue jewel: Celebs like Jenna Bush, Elizabeth Hurley, Heather Mills, and, of course, Kate Middleton, all rock a sapphire on that very important finger.

But if you don't want to give up the timeless diamond ring, consider one of these gorgeous baubles as your "something blue" for your walk down the aisle. Also, sapphires are the traditional 45th anniversary gift, but we doubt you'll want to hold out that long for one of these gems.

And, really, if it's good enough for Kate, it's good enough for us!

From top: Emerald-cut sapphire and diamonds set in platinum, Tiffany & Co.; Half-moon sapphires with diamonds set in platinum, Tacori; Cabochon sapphire and trapezoid diamonds set in platinum, Harry Winston; Cushion-cut sapphire with micropavé-diamond band, Martin Katz; Oval-cut sapphires set in platinum, Stephen Russell.

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