White Sapphire Engagement Rings

A Guide to Their Beauty and
Finding the White Sapphire
For Your Engagement Ring

white sapphire for engagement rings

White sapphires are captivating alternatives to traditional gemstones, particularly popular in engagement rings. They offer a beautiful, ethical, and affordable alternative to diamonds, particularly for engagement rings.

Their durability and unique charm make them desirable for those seeking something distinctive.

By understanding their characteristics and being mindful of potential pitfalls, you can find a stunning white sapphire that perfectly suits your style and signifies your special commitment.

White Sapphires for Engagement Rings

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White sapphires are an increasingly popular choice for engagement rings, offering a unique and affordable alternative to diamonds. They are appreciated for their clear, bright appearance and can be cut into various shapes to suit personal preferences. 

Additionally, they provide a similar look to diamonds at a fraction of the cost, making them an appealing option for budget-conscious couples.

While white sapphire is not our first choice for a diamond alternative, it can be stunning in a large size.

What is White Sapphire?

white sapphire for engagement rings

White sapphires are a variety of the mineral corundum, which produces rubies and other colored sapphires. Unlike their colored counterparts, white sapphires are free of trace elements that give sapphires their typical blue, yellow, or pink hues, resulting in a clear and mostly colorless gemstone.

While the name is "white" sapphire, the true color of a natural white sapphire is colorless.  That being said, many white sapphires have a very slight tint of color, most usually in the yellow, blue or pink range.

White sapphires are valued for their natural origin, colorlessness, and durability, making them a popular choice for various types of jewelry.

What to Beware Of

When choosing white sapphires, it’s important to be aware of a few potential drawbacks. While brilliant, white sapphires do not have the same level of fire or dispersion as diamonds, meaning they reflect less colorful light. This can result in a less sparkly appearance. Furthermore, some white sapphires may have inclusions or cloudiness that can affect their clarity and overall appearance.

Lastly, but perhaps most importantly, unlike diamond or Moissanite, when a white sapphire becomes dirty, it can appear lifeless, as the dirt is highly visible. If you choose a white sapphire for your unique engagement ring, be sure to also purchase an ultrasonic cleaner for weekly cleaning.

The Beauty of White Sapphires

The beauty of white sapphires lies in their pure, clear appearance and affordability in extra-large sizes. They possess a unique, subtle brilliance that many find appealing. White sapphires can be set in various metals, including white gold, platinum, and yellow gold, each enhancing the gemstone's natural beauty in different ways. Their versatility in design allows for a range of styles, from classic solitaires to intricate vintage-inspired settings, making them a flexible choice for engagement rings and other jewelry.

Characteristics of White Sapphires

White sapphires are highly durable, ranking 9 on the Mohs hardness scale, just below diamonds. This makes them suitable for everyday wear, especially in engagement rings. They are resistant to scratching and can maintain their polish and shine over time. White sapphires typically undergo heat treatment to enhance their clarity and colorlessness, a common and accepted practice in the gemstone industry. When selecting a white sapphire, it's important to consider factors such as carat weight, cut, clarity, and color to ensure you choose a high-quality stone that meets your expectations.


Find the White Sapphire for Your Krikawa Ring


Find a white sapphire for your engagement ring

If you still have your heart set on a white sapphire (and you're willing to invest in an ultrasonic cleaner!) search for white sapphires for engagement rings in our sapphire search tool. Be sure to check "White" for white sapphire results.

If you don't find the perfect white sapphire in the search tool, let our designers know what you're looking for, and they'll find it!
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