Guide to Buying Rings with Sapphires

14K White Gold Sapphire & Diamond Band RingSapphire is one of the nature's most beautiful and durable gemstones. Ranked at 9 on the Mohs’ scale, sapphire is next in hardness only to diamond. As such, sapphire requires very little care or special attention from daily wear. This makes sapphire a perfect choice for rings. When talking about rings with sapphires, the first thing that comes to your mind would probably be the blue sapphire rings. However, sapphires come in a variety of colors including purple, green, yellow, pink, orange and more. You will definitely find one that suit your personal taste and style.

Rings with sapphires can be of many varieties. It comes as a single studded gemstone. It is also used in combination with diamonds, ruby or other gemstones. It can be set in white or yellow gold, silver or platinum. To evaluate the worth of sapphire rings, you have to check the color, size, clarity, shapes and setting of sapphires. The blue sapphires are the most expensive when compared to the other colors available, but bear in mind the other factors of the sapphire will also affect the cost.

The best place to start your hunting for rings with sapphires is of course the Internet, where you learn different styles and grades of sapphire rings. You can shop for sapphire rings at a local jewelry store. However, Internet offers far more selections of sapphire rings that fit every budget. In addition, online sapphire jewelry sites offer significantly discounts off retail prices, because they don't have to pay for huge operational overhead costs as the traditional jewelry retail stores do.

Here are some tips of buying rings of sapphires. Since there are so many sapphire rings available, it is always important to set a maximum budget for yourself before your shopping for a sapphire ring. If you come across a sapphire ring that is labeled with "created" or "cultured," that means that sapphire was created in a lab. The lab created sapphires are of course less expensive than those natural ones. Sapphires are often cut in oval or round shapes. Round shapes are sometimes more expensive than oval or other shapes, Other factors that influence sapphire costs are the size and clarity. The bigger and clearer sapphires are, the more expensive they would be. Sapphires with little or no inclusions will cost you much more than sapphires with clearly visible inclusions within. So keep that in mind when shopping.