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Blue Sapphire

Blue Sapphires are the most popular gemstone choice for engagement rings, wedding rings and bridal jewellery

Blue Sapphire

The blue sapphire is an extremely desirable gemstone due to its vibrant colour, durability and hardness. It symbolises loyalty, hence why the stone is so popular for engagement rings, wedding rings and bridal jewellery.

Sapphires are known as “the gem of truth” and their name comes from the Greek word sappheiros – meaning ‘blue stone’. Their colour scale ranges from a light, pale blue to a deep royal blue, depending on the quality of the stone.

Like with most coloured gems, the colour is graded by its hue, tones and saturation levels. The blue sapphire’s hue refers to the colour, saturation to the brightness and tone to the actual scale lightness to darkness of the colour within the stone. Natural secondary colours develop when the sapphire is formed, with many gems including tints of green, purple and violet.

Gemstones Specifications


Origin: Sri Lanka, Mayanmar and various other localities

Colour: Light to Very Dark, Violet-Blue to Green-Blue

Species: Corundum

Hardness: 9 on Mohs Scale

Birthstone Month: September

Anniversary Year: 5th and 45th

How To Create The Perfect Gemstone Jewellery With Steven Stone

We are capable of sourcing any shape, size and colour of sapphire to suit all requirements and budgets. Blue sapphires will fit into any of our settings, adding a bit of colour to any engagement ring. Browse available settings and ready to wear gemstone engagement rings or contact us directly and a gemstone expert will help create the perfect piece for you or a loved one.