Sapphire engagement rings exude timeless elegance, offering a unique and vibrant alternative to traditional diamond rings for a lasting commitment.

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This exquisite precious gemstone is a popular alternative engagement ring to the classic diamond ring and for obvious reasons. The Coloured Sapphire comes in hues of pink sapphire, green sapphire, yellow sapphire, orange sapphire, purple sapphire, peach sapphire, parti sapphire. We’re confident we can craft you, the perfect custom fancy coloured sapphire ring at Waldemar Jewellers Sydney.

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Sapphires that are not blue in colour are referred to as “fancy-coloured sapphires”. They can be any colour of the rainbow, except for red as they are known as Rubies. Rubies and sapphires are actually the same mineral, corundum, but their different colours are due to the presence of different trace elements in the crystal structure. 

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what other colours do sapphires come in?

Pink Sapphires

Pink sapphires, belonging to the corundum mineral family, span from delicate pastels to vibrant magentas. Once rare, Madagascar’s discovery increased its availability and affordability, with additional sources in Sri Lanka, Myanmar, and East Africa. Symbolising trust, loyalty, and love, pink sapphires are favoured in engagement rings for their vibrant hues and versatility in various cuts and designs.

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Yellow Sapphire

Yellow sapphires are renowned for their bright beauty and are often found in large, clean sizes. Considered sacred in Hinduism due to their association with Lord Ganesh, they are believed to bring success to businesses. These gemstones, found in Tanzania, Madagascar, Thailand, and Australia, symbolize divine grace, knowledge, auspiciousness, peace, and family prosperity.

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Green Sapphire

Green sapphires, ranging from light yellow-green to olive or leaf green, are relatively unknown but exhibit captivating light reflection. Affordable and commonly found in Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Australia, Madagascar, and Montana’s Yogo Mines, green sapphires symbolise tranquillity, trust, loyalty, and love, promoting thoughtfulness and peace in wearers of green sapphire jewellery.

Green Sapphire

Peach Sapphire

Peach sapphires, among the scarcer sapphire shades, are typically sourced from locations like Sri Lanka, Madagascar, and Tanzania. Their pinkish-orange hue, attributed to trace elements of iron and chromium, shimmers in various lighting. Ranging from delicate pink champagne to rich orange, peach sapphires complement all skin tones and offer a timeless yet distinctive elegance. They symbolise love, creativity, and acceptance.

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Orange Sapphire

Orange sapphire, the rarest and most expensive among fancy-coloured sapphires, presents challenges in natural, untreated environments. Many display a golden primary tone. Sourced from Australia, Madagascar, Sri Lanka, and Tanzania, they symbolise creativity and imagination, soothing and relaxing the mind, and artistic expression.


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Purple Sapphire

Purple sapphires, darker than pink sapphires, feature a dominant purple or violet hue with varying saturations from medium to vivid. They evoke a sense of higher consciousness, intuition, and self-mastery. These gems offer wearers spiritual insight and calmness, effectively reducing unnecessary worries. Highly prized varieties originate from Madagascar and Kashmir.

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Parti Sapphire

Parti Sapphire are also known as bi-coloured or polychrome sapphires, they show more than one colour in a single stone. The most common colour combination is yellow and green, with rarer stones that show blue. Purple, or lavender colours, or even tri-colour combinations are especially prized. They have distinct natural zoning of colour variations within the gemstone. Most parti sapphires are found in Australia as well as Nigeria. 

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Padparadscha Sapphire

Padparadscha Sapphires, among the rarest sapphires, remain undiscovered by many. They derive their name from the Sanskrit term for the colour of a lotus flower, exhibiting a unique orangy-pink hue. Initially found in Sri Lanka, they symbolise joy, vitality, and foresight, making them highly coveted and unique gemstones.


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The 4 C’s of Fancy Coloured Sapphires

Our proficiency in determining the quality of fancy coloured precious gemstones is one of the reasons we have earned the reputation of being Sydney’s best jeweller. When assessing the quality of sapphire, we follow the four C’s; cut, colour, clarity and carat weight.

Cut: The beauty of this gemstone can be wholly enhanced by the right cut. The cutter will focus on colour zoning, pleochroism, and the lightness or darkness of the gem.

Colour: The quality of sapphire colour is based on the assessment of hue, tone and saturation.

Clarity: Sapphires often have some inclusions. The value of the sapphire can drop if inclusions threaten the stone’s durability. 

Carat Weight & Size: Sapphires are measured by size as well as carat, due to their varying densities.

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