If you’re the type of bride looking to break tradition with your engagement ring, a sapphire engagement ring is a stunning way to do so. Gemstones have been a major trend in terms of unique engagement rings, largely thanks to Kate Middleton who was given Princess Diana’s 12-carat oval blue sapphire engagement ring (complete with 14 solitaire diamonds in white gold) from Prince William in 2010. Such a regal choice!
Most famously associated with September birthdays, sapphires are incredibly special stones that signify honesty and loyalty and range in color from royal blue (the most famous of the spectrum) to purple, pink, yellow, green, orange, brown, black, and even white. Many of the lesser-known sapphire colors are incredibly rare and often designed with various sapphire shades in combination to create an extremely distinctive piece of jewelry—perfect for women looking to defy tradition with their engagement ring.
If you find yourself partial to a deep blue shade á la the Duchess of Cambridge, your engagement ring can easily serve as a perfect “something blue” on your wedding day.
If you’re all about a classic sapphire, there’s nothing wrong with choosing a super-sparkly style in polished platinum, silver, or gold whether it’s a solitaire stone, three-stone ring, accented with glittering side stones, or enhanced with a dazzling halo. If you definitely want a traditional diamond engagement ring but like the idea of incorporating sapphires into the design, look for a ring that’s just touched with sapphires whether as side stones, a halo, or a single accent stone.
If you think a sapphire engagement ring is right for you, scroll through the extraordinary styles ahead.
Trumpet & Horn Braswell Sapphire Ring
This Victorian-inspired sapphire and diamond engagement ring is guaranteed to make any bride gasp. The midnight blue sapphire is surrounded by round brilliant-cut diamonds that dazzle upon inspection. As part of Trumpet & Horn's vintage-inspired line, each ring is one-of-a-kind and made to order.
SHOP NOW: Trumpet & Horn, $4,950
Brilliant Earth Sapphire Valencia Diamond Ring in 18k White Gold
This customizable sapphire diamond ring can be admired from every angle. Choose from a round, cushion, oval, or emerald-cut shape and then specify the dimensions of your center stone. A gallery of micro-pavé diamonds will have you feeling like a million bucks.
SHOP NOW: Brilliant Earth, $3,900
Emily Warden Designs Sapphire Garden Ring
A wow-worthy engagement calls for a ring that's just as exquisite. Made to fit sizes 5.5 to 6, this one-of-a-kind 14k gold ring features an alluring blue, teal, green sapphire center that's flanked by diamond clusters.
SHOP NOW: Emily Warden Designs, $2,500
Anna Sheffield Bea Three Stone Ring Rose Gold & Blue Sapphire
Emerald-cut classics like this won't fall in and out of style. Equal parts timeless and sophisticated, a blue sapphire center is surrounded by trillion white diamonds on both sides. You can choose between 14k recycled rose, yellow, or white gold.
SHOP NOW: Anna Sheffield, $4,500
Barbela Sapphire Stellan Ring
An understated, but no less glam-worthy, sapphire ring to pique your interest. A 14k yellow gold band is accompanied by a sapphire stone and two diamonds for a look of pure elegance.
SHOP NOW: Barbela Design, $500
Laura Fleming Cyndra Ring with Blue-Green Sapphires
An engagement ring with celestial appeal? Right this way. A solid 14k gold tapered band is set with a combination of glistening blue-green Australian and Madagascan sapphires.
SHOP NOW: Catbird, $1,325
Selin Kent Defne Sapphire Ring
Calling all non-traditional brides! Behold, an offset marquise sapphire sparkler to dictate your entire bridal look. Whether you wear it alone or stacked with other rings, the ocean blue sapphire is striking at all angles. You can choose from a 14k yellow gold, rose gold, or white gold band.
SHOP NOW: Selin Kent, $820
Diamondère Henrietta Sapphire and Diamond Sidestone Ring in 14k White Gold
Less can definitely be more sometimes. In a sea of glitzy sparklers, there's something to be said about a minimal design that emphasizes a center stone. Here, a round sapphire serves as the focal point while a single diamond accent stone strikes an interesting juxtaposition.
SHOP NOW: Diamondère, $1,073
Jennie Kwon Ceylon Sapphire Dew Equilibrium Ring
For the princess (bride) in training, we recommend this insanely gorgeous sapphire ring. All eyes will be on the oval Ceylon sapphire and side-by-side flanking diamonds. Milgrain detailing on the band lends a vintage twist.
SHOP NOW: Jennie Kwon Designs, $1,147
ILA Solana In Blue Sapphire And Diamonds
This dainty, yet exquisite ring contains Art Deco era influences. An emerald-cut blue sapphire is flanked by rose-cut diamonds on both sides, while the band is constructed from 14k sustainable gold.
SHOP NOW: ILA, $1,235
Sofia Zakia Clara's Dream Ring in Sapphire
Meet the fairytale-esque sapphire ring of your dreams. With inspiration stemming from The Nutcracker, this otherworldly piece is as fantastical as it gets. A midnight blue sapphire is flanked by cultured pearls and diamonds on a solid gold band.
SHOP NOW: Catbird, $1,280
Art Deco 1.35 Carat Old European-Cut Diamond & Sapphire Ring
Art Deco lovers won't be able to resist this beautiful vintage engagement ring that dates back to the 1930s. For a small fortune, this one-of-a-kind keepsake piece can be yours. Be prepared to swoon over the silhouette of baguette-cut sapphires and diamond center.
SHOP NOW: Erstwhile Jewelry, $14,200
Helzberg Diamonds Shades of Love Sapphire and Diamond Ring in 14k White Gold
Take after Princess Diana with this oval sapphire engagement ring that's simply elegant. If you want to feel like royalty, then the 28 round brilliant-cut diamonds (not to mention the two baguette-cut diamonds flanking the sides) will surely win you over.
SHOP NOW: Helzberg Diamonds, $1,649
WWAKE Organic Triangle Ring in Sapphire
It was written in the stars: This organic triangle ring from WWAKE is destined for artful brides. Pale sapphires combine with a brilliant tiny diamond for a look of enchantment.
SHOP NOW: Catbird, $918
3.48 Carat Square Emerald Cut Yellow Sapphire and Diamond Ring
For 360-degrees of perfection, look no further than this 3.48-carat emerald-cut yellow sapphire ring. Symbolic of love and marital relationships, this precious gemstone strikes the perfect balance between tradition and modernity.
SHOP NOW: 1stDibs, $16,500
Nora Kogan Blue Velvet Ring
Sometimes a pared-down engagement ring with a minimalist setting is all the heart desires. An understated 14k yellow gold band is elevated by a deep blue emerald-cut sapphire sourced from Sri Lanka.
SHOP NOW: Nora Kogan, $1,950
Gillian Conroy 0.50ct Pear Sapphire & Yellow Gold Diamond Pavé Ring
Unconventional brides that are after an ethical choice will appreciate the fact that this ring is constructed from recycled gold and conflict-free diamonds. With a pear-shaped sapphire front and center—pavé white diamonds surrounding both sides of the band—this low-profile ring is practically made for stacking.
SHOP NOW: Gillian Conroy Jewelry, $2,650
Kwiat Vintage Pink Sapphire and Diamond Ring in 18k White Gold
Go big or go home with a girly pink sapphire that speaks to your inner femininity. As part of the Kwiat Vintage collection, this ring is meant to evoke the heirloom designs of a bygone era. Bound by diamonds and set in 18k white gold, this extravagant statement piece will give you something to remember.
SHOP NOW: Kwiat, $4,250
Ken & Dana Design Delphine Sapphire Peach Solitaire Engagement Ring
Consider us tickled pink over this ring. As it turns out, a peach sapphire solitaire stone is everything you didn't know you needed in an engagement ring. With a 14k rose gold pavé band, the result is just as gasp-worthy as you'd imagine.
SHOP NOW: Ken & Dana Design, $4,034
DY Capri Engagement Ring in Platinum with Blue Sapphire
It's David Yurman signature classics like this one (backed by quality craftsmanship and impeccable design) that require no introduction. A mesmerizing blue sapphire stone is surrounded by hand-set pavé diamonds that sparkle like the deep blue sea.
SHOP NOW: David Yurman, price upon request
Jemma Wayne Prive Diamond Pear and Blue Sapphire Open Ring
If you want something other than a classic solitaire, dare to be different with a one-off design. This 18k yellow gold ring consists of a diamond pear and blue sapphire. The open design makes it easy to stack and wear 24/7.
SHOP NOW: Jemma Wayne, $8,190
When shopping for your dream engagement ring, you should take into consideration how you'll be wearing it. While some statement-making rings look best on their own (think: a sapphire cluster), daintier styles can easily be stacked or worn solo.
Bario Neal Custom Pear Cut Montana Sapphire Lash Ring
There are few cuts more captivating than an exquisite pear cut. Paired with a 14k rose gold and polish finish, this Cinderella-esque Montana sapphire is here to make all your dreams come true.
SHOP NOW: Bario Neal, $2,842
Kian Design 18 Carat Three Stones Certified Oval Pink Sapphire and Diamond Ring
Don't let anyone ever dull your sparkle. We've fallen head over heels for this gorgeous 18k gold ring featuring an oval pink sapphire and white diamonds. Designed in an Art Deco style, this heirloom-inspired piece is a perennial classic.
SHOP NOW: 1stdibs, $9,680
Adel Chefridi Wavy Embrace Ring
Bring forth a whimsical spirit with this stellar 1.54ct blue sapphire ring. A wavy 18k yellow gold band containing diamond accents adds visual interest.
SHOP NOW: Adel Chefridi, $3,746
Jennie Kwon Green Sapphire Arch Ring
This muted green sapphire is a refreshing departure from the classic blue gemstone we all know and love. The stone itself is crowned by an arch of diamonds that glistens in all the right ways. You can snag this exceptional ring in 14k yellow, rose, or white gold.
SHOP NOW: Jennie Kwon, $995
Danhov Classico Cushion Cut Blue Sapphire Diamond Ring in Platinum
A sapphire ring to satisfy any bride. Available in platinum, 18k gold, and 14k gold, this cushion cut solitaire ring commands attention with approximately 20 stones adorning the sides of the band.
SHOP NOW: Danhov, $2,660
Erica Courtney Emani Orange Sapphire Ring
This orange sapphire 18k gold ring is straight-up fire. As if the tangy hue wasn't enough of a statement, the center stone is flanked by surrounding 0.58ctw diamonds for a hit of glamour.
SHOP NOW: Erica Courtney, price upon request
Van Cleef & Arpels Motifs Pétales Solitaire, 2.42 ct
If there's one thing Van Cleef & Arpels does well, it's design beautiful jewelry. Unique in design, the pear-shaped diamonds are meant to evoke delicate petals.
SHOP NOW: Van Cleef & Arpels, $45,000
Grace Lee Demi Demi Plus 8 Blue Sapphire
This 14k domed gold ring is for the ethereal bride with a penchant for beautiful things. A pear-shaped blue sapphire and seven diagonal-positioned diamonds adds old-world charm to a simple 5mm band (you can choose between 14k yellow, white, or rose gold).
SHOP NOW: Grace Lee, $2,880