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Our Guide to The Perfect Sapphire Ring

It can be hard to pick out the perfect ring. To decide the right shape, cut and colour takes a long time, and knowledge of the industry. Because of this, we have put together a short guide to the perfect sapphire ring.

The Perfect Sapphire Ring

Choosing a gemstone ring can come with a whole host of questions. One of the most important of which, is what stone to get in the first place.

Sapphire rings are some of our most popular, offering up an option for colour, clarity, treatments and cut. There's no one ring that's perfect; you have to pick out the best one for you. But with so many options to choose from, why not let us tell you a little more about the choices you have?

The Cut

The cut of a sapphire refers to its cut and polish, as well as its proportion, depth, and symmetry. It is important to get this right, and there are a lot of options out there. An excellent cut gemstone provides the highest quality; almost all of its incoming light can be reflected. 

When picking out a sapphire ring, it is important to ensure that your gemstone has been cut to your exact specifications. Too big of a ‘window’ (a space in the sapphire that allows you to see all the way through it), and the price should drop significantly. Similarly, a number of grades can be used to determine the quality of its cut.

A symmetry grade refers to the proportion, balance and uniformity, while ‘cut’ grades allow you to evaluate the stone from a top and side view. Make sure you check every grade system when purchasing your Sapphire ring, they’re there to make sure your gemstone is as good as can be!

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The Colour

When grading a Sapphire, there are numerous aspects of colour to think about. The colour tone, saturation, and purity all come together to create a beautiful gemstone. When picking out your ring, make sure the tone of your Sapphire is perfect in all lighting, and the gem is as pure as can be.

The Clarity

For Sapphire rings, there are numerous factors to consider when describing the clarity of your gemstone. Inclusions (small inconsistencies within the Sapphire) will bring the stone’s price down dramatically, so it is important to look out for them when purchasing. Clarity is determined by looking at the number of inclusions present in a gemstone, and there are two assessments used to assess this. 

The clarity of gemstones is graded according to ‘Eye Grade’ and ‘Loupe Grade’ assessments, which each look for different things. An eye grade assessment describes a Sapphire’s clarity when it is looked at with no magnification, while a loupe grade assessment refers to the stone’s clarity when it is viewed under 10x magnification. 

Both of these classifications are important; they will help you tell how higher grade the Sapphire is and how much you should be paying for it. 

Treatments

When purchasing a sapphire, you can choose between treated and untreated stones. Treated gemstones cost much less than untreated ones, and the treatment of your Sapphire should be guaranteed.

There is no one treatment that sapphires undergo, and each has different effects. A heat treatment is usually done to improve the colour and clarity of the stone by furnace heating it. The majority of Sapphires in the marketplace have gone through this process.

Other treatments include Beryllium diffusion, which involves heating sapphires to near melting point in the presence of colour-inducing elements. This is a relatively new practice that is focused around inducing colours in orange or golden hues. However, we only use heat treatments on our sapphires, inducing deeper colours in a more natural way.

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Jewellery at The Diamond Boutique

There are so many options and considerations to make when shopping for Jewellery with us. But there's no need to worry; we're always on hand to make sure you come away with the ring of your dreams.

Order your new ring today, or contact our friendly team to find out more about our Sapphire rings.