August 12, 2022

five reasons to choose a sapphire engagement ring

sapphire engagement rings have been a highly-coveted choice for generations, and they are just as beloved now as ever. symbolic of romantic love, truth, loyalty, and commitment, sapphire jewelry is renowned the world over— and sapphire engagement rings have long been an intuitive choice to mark a forever love. 

the iconic blue sapphire engagement ring has been an enduring symbol of romance, but there is much more to sapphire engagement rings than you might think: coming in a broad spectrum of colours, we are proud to create sustainably and ethically sourced, one-of-a-kind handcrafted sapphire engagement rings like no others.

we’re sharing five of our favourite reasons to choose a sapphire engagement ring— and why ours are set apart from the crowd.

1. an ethical and sustainable option

we are proud to say that we source our sapphires under sustainable and ethical standards. sustainability is a core value at bluboho, and we ensure we are investing in ethical stones for all of our pieces, which are set in 100% recycled yellow gold.

the majority of our sustainably sourced sapphires are from the rivers of montana, usa. we work closely with our miners, vendors, and artisans to ensure that every point of the supply chain is aligned with sustainable and ethical values. 

in addition, bluboho is a proud member of 1% for the planet, a global network of 4000 businesses in 90 countries that pledge a minimum of 1% of sales to organizations working to find solutions to the environmental crisis.

learn more about our sustainable practices here.

2. made for a lifetime love

sapphires score a 9 on the mohs scale, meaning that they’re one of the hardest and most durable gemstones on the planet— second only to diamonds. this makes sapphires strong and scratch-resistant, making them safe to wear daily. in comparison, emeralds, rubies, and other gemstones are at a higher risk of damage.

3. a full spectrum of colour options

many people don’t realize the incredible variety of shades and colours sapphires span. though sapphires are beloved for their rich royal blues, they also span full spectrums of blues, greens, violets, pinks, and beyond. 


the majority of our sapphire engagement rings are made with montana sapphires, which can come in an array of hues— but they are most renowned for their pale or pastel greens and blue-greens.

we have also begun to introduce some australian sapphires to our collections of one-of-a-kind sapphire engagement rings— you may have noticed! 

an australian sapphire is easy to spot with its intensely saturated hue. often these vibrant stones are bicolour or even tricolour, making them all the more unique and complex— the marrakesh, morocco ring is a perfect example of this!

the most prolific shades of an australian sapphire are rich green and teal shades, reminiscent of lush green landscapes and vibrant oceans, making them a stone that makes a statement.

to learn more about australian sapphires, click here. 

if you’re looking for something a little more unique, keep your eyes peeled: we even create rings with rare sapphire colours such as peach, lavender, or blush shades, like our newly-sold out koh samui ring or our artist-cut unwritten no. 5 ring, which is still up for grabs… for now!

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4. symbolism and meaning

sapphires represent wisdom, nobility, and good fortune, making them a meaningful symbol in jewelry. by extension, sapphire engagement rings are associated with honesty, sincerity, and loyalty— a powerful intention to set for your future marriage.


for people born in september, sapphires are extra-meaningful, being the month’s birthstone. 


a popular choice amongst royalty, sapphires also have regal associations, such as princess diana’s iconic sapphire engagement ring, now worn by kate middleton. 


sapphire meanings by colour:

  • blue: intuition, spirit, sensitivity 
  • pink: harmony, affection, connection 
  • green: hope, growth, balance

5. one-of-a-kind, just like your love

each of our one-of-a-kind rings is handcrafted to honour the unique love story they represent, designed with intention and meaning. when you wear a bluboho sapphire engagement ring, you are the only one in the world to have it— a truly unique ring made to match a unique and irreplaceable love. 


many of our one-of-a-kind rings feature bi-colour, tri-colour and colour-shifting sapphires, which create a dazzling and eye-catching effect that cannot be replicated.


  • bicolour
    • with two distinct tones within, bicolour sapphires often represent the duality of two beautiful and individual parts that come together to make a whole— complimenting each other in the process.
  • tricolour
    • containing three distinct colours to create a captivating and highly sought-after piece, tricolour sapphires can represent the past, present and future. these complex beauties effortlessly unify to create a vibrant, exciting love story unlike any other!
  • colour shifting
    • as you venture from day to night, dark to light, natural to artificial light, we see these beauties shifting between different hues, allowing the stone to take on a whole new appearance in a matter of seconds. 


have we convinced you yet? it’s difficult to compete with the stunning and meaningful beauty of sapphire engagement rings— and you can witness the magic yourself! book your complimentary ring consultation to see them up close.


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Written By Quinn McKerrow
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