An engagement ring is not just a piece of fine jewelry to show off, it is in fact a piece of heart that has a great sentimental value.
The tradition of giving engagement rings was first started by Romans to show the honorable intentions of the groom. Engagement rings became popular in 14th and 15th century when Archduke Maximilian of Hamburg presented a diamond engagement ring to Mary of Burgundy.
Diamond engagement rings were though very popular throughout the history, many brides-to-be had selected sapphire engagement ring for themselves. Sapphires have been considered as one of the most sought after gems in the history. They are considered the gems of heaven and it is said that sapphire in an engagement ring changes its color if the person wearing it is unfaithful.
Symbolizing love, trust, sincerity and commitment, sapphire engagement rings have been a favorite choice of many brides-to-be. They have also been a desirable choice of royalties and celebrities. Many of the modern British imperial family members have received sapphire rings including Princess Diana and the future Queen Princess Catherine.
Sapphire engagement rings have also been loved by celebrities. Elizabeth Hurley, Penelope Cruz, Heather Mills and Jodie Sweetin are few starlets who proudly show off their sapphire engagement rings.
Whether it is personal preference, symbolism or inspirational thoughts sapphire engagement rings are the most desired and perfect choice to show eternal love and bonding.
Numerous designs and styles of sapphire rings are available to select from. With different settings like prong, pave, tension, channel etc in gold, platinum or silver, these sapphire rings are substantial pieces to express the emotions.
You can choose a solitaire style ring with regular or fine shape. A solitaire sapphire ring is simple, classic and symbolizes the completeness of a relation. It is a traditional style with four or six prong setting. You can add some personalized touch to the basic design by setting it on a diamond band or a twisted or thick shank.
For showing your creativity and concern with uniqueness choose a sapphire engagement ring with added side stones. The brilliance of diamonds greatly compliments the color of sapphire. Either put few diamonds on the sides or encircle the center stone with a diamond halo, the ring will surely lend a stunning effect.
Like the solitaires, three stone rings are also traditional engagement rings with the symbolism of past, present and future. Many designs are available in this style too. Different shapes from round, oval to octagon, baguette and princess etc can be used for the center stone. Similarly for the side stones the same shapes in similar or different size can be used. It all depends on your creativity and choice.
The bold and large engagement rings have also been in vogue. With plenty of diamonds around a center sapphire cut in a fancy shape makes a tremendous spellbinding appeal.
As there is no limit to the imagination so is true for sapphire engagement rings. A sapphire ring as an engagement present is fashionable, traditional, tempting, symbolic and alluring.