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Aurupt guide to Sapphires

Sapphires are a beautiful stone. They come in a variety of cuts and colours and are a great choice when selecting a colorful engagement ring. Sapphires are a part of the corundum family, which means they are the second hardest stone available (diamonds being number one). Here at Aurupt jewellers in Brendale, we are experts when it comes to sapphire jewellery & sapphire engagement rings. Sapphires are a favourite amongst our Brisbane clients. They are the second most requested stone for custom engagement rings (diamonds being first) and one of the most requested stones for custom makes. We have put together a little guide to give you more information on this stunning gemstone.

Where do sapphires come from?
Sapphire mines exist all across the globe. The most common sapphires are mined from Sri Lanka, Africa and Australia. The highest request we get is for Australian sapphires. Australian sapphires hold a rich blue black colour but can also come in a strong bright blue whereas Sri Lankan sapphires are more of a cobalt blue colour. Australian Parti sapphires have also become incredibly popular for their beautiful spectrum of colour, usually featuring tones of green, yellow and blue. Sapphires are also available in pink, blue, dark green and many more colours.

Choosing the right sapphire:
Because sapphires come in such a broad range of colour, we recommend booking in for a custom consultation with one of our jewellery experts. During your custom consultation our award-winning Jeweller will walk you through a stone viewing, where we will have several stones available that suit your cut and colour request. This way you will be able to see the variation of colour through each stone and select the one that will be perfect for you and your sapphire jewellery. Our Jeweller will be able to answer any questions you may have about sapphires and share his expert knowledge when helping you select the right stone.

Sapphire Engagement Rings:
Because of its hardness and durability, Sapphires are a great choice when it comes to engagement rings. Sapphires are usually less expensive than diamonds & work well with yellow gold, white gold and rose gold. When it comes to setting a sapphire in an engagement ring there are many options to choose from. The most popular style of setting is a 4-claw setting, which allows the gemstone to be displayed prominently and allows for maximum light to pass through the stone. Sapphires look beautiful on their own and make gorgeous solitaire rings. For some extra sparkle Diamonds also compliment sapphires beautifully and look stunning on the shoulders of a sapphire engagement ring or to create a beautiful trilogy.


No matter which type of sapphire you choose or what setting you prefer, a sapphire engagement ring is a beautiful and enduring symbol of your love and commitment. If you’re considering a sapphire engagement ring or custom sapphire jewellery, contact us today to book in for a custom consultation with one of our award-winning Jewellers.


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