Engagement rings have been considered as the symbol of love and romance since their inception. The modern world is fascinated by the idea of a marriage proposal with an engagement ring and hence there is a lot of hue and cry surrounding the purchase of one. In the past, a solitaire diamond ring was the preferred engagement ring of choice. But today, there are several options available to the customers looking to buy a ring. Two of the most popular choices for rings are the hidden halo engagement rings and the sapphire engagement rings.
Diamonds remain a popular choice for engagement rings even today and one of the most sought after diamond ring designs is the hidden halo ring design. A hidden halo ring design is one where the center stone is surrounded by a continuous row of tiny diamonds all along its perimeter in the form of a halo. This diamond halo is located anywhere in the region beneath the girdle of the central diamond to the base of it where the prongs start. This design ensures that the diamond halo is only visible when viewed at an angle. Another ring design that gives tough competition to the diamond engagement rings in terms of popularity, is the sapphire engagement ring. Since the introduction of coloured gemstones in the making of engagement rings, sapphires have been one of the most desired stones because of their striking colour and royal appearance. Not only this, but be it diamond halo design, a bezel set piece or a classic solitaire, sapphires are so versatile that they can be used in any kind of ring design. Apart from this, sapphires are available in a bevy of colours such as blue, pink and yellow which allows you to choose a colour that suits your personality. But how different are sapphire engagement rings from the hidden halo diamond rings?
Both sapphires and diamonds come in a wide range of prices depending upon the type of ring you want. However, a one carat sapphire costs less than a one carat diamond making the former more affordable in terms of cost.
Diamonds are among the hardest substances found on planet Earth and are therefore used for industrial cutting purposes. This property enables the diamond to be extremely scratch resistant and therefore a diamond ring can be worn daily without worrying about damage or scratches. In comparison, sapphires are not as hard as diamonds and therefore a little less scratch resistance. If you plan to wear your engagement ring only on special occasions and not every day then you can opt for sapphire ones.
Sapphires come in a variety of eye catching colours except red, and can be paired along with lab grown diamonds London and platinum to make the ring stand out from the rest. Sapphire engagement rings are less common than the diamond engagement rings and hence, if you are looking for something unique then a sapphire engagement ring will be the perfect choice for you.