Beloved for its excellent durability and vibrant color, this timeless beauty is an ideal choice for your custom engagement ring.
Discuss design ideas, options, budget, with your jewelry consultant - your guide to the custom experience.
See sketches and concept art designed just for you by our jewelry artists.
Visualize your piece with high resolution 3D renderings, and we'll adjust every detail until you tell us it's perfect.
Receive your custom piece, with the assurance it's been made to wear and last a lifetime.
Our design consultants give you all of the details, explain your options, and guide you through each step of designing a custom sapphire engagement ring.
Our artists and designers create sketches and detailed 3D renderings of your custom ring, so you can see just how your ring will look when it’s finished. We’ll work with you on every detail until you say it’s perfect.
Our team of designers, artists, and experienced jewelers are all experts in their area and will handle your project with the utmost skill, care, and knowledge.
The short answer is, yes! Sapphires are a great choice for engagement rings since they’re super durable (ranking a 9 out of 10 on the Mohs scale of hardness), you can find them in practically any color, and lab-created sapphires are budget friendly. We even have a whole article about why sapphire is a great choice for an engagement ring.
The cost of a sapphire ring will range depending on the size, color, and whether or not the sapphire is lab-created or natural. Lab created sapphires will be on the lower end, while mined sapphires will be on the higher end, especially for more popular colors like classic blue. For a mined 1 carat stone, a white sapphire is on the low end of the spectrum coming in around $200-$600 for a 1 carat stone, while a blue sapphire will be closer to $1,750-$2,800, with all other colors falling somewhere in between the two. Lab sapphires, on the other hand, will be around $550-$600 for a 1 carat sapphire in most colors. You can read more about custom engagement ring pricing in this article.
Roughly 90-95% of sapphires on the market are heat treated. They are exposed to extremely high temperatures to improve the sapphire’s color or clarity (or both!). We dive deeper into heat treated sapphires in a separate article.
We recommend routine care and cleaning for all gemstones, sapphire included. You want to store your sapphire ring away from other jewelry that could potentially scratch it, and always want to take off your ring when doing any activity that can expose your sapphire to chemicals, dirt, and oil. You should also take your sapphire ring to a jeweler every 6 to 12 months for routine maintenance, but you should also do home cleanings on a monthly basis by gently scrubbing your sapphire with dish soap and warm water on a soft toothbrush, then rinse and dry.
Sapphire can be found in almost any color, offering its beauty and durability in more than just classic blue.
Sapphires make stunning accent gems and side stones, drawing the eye even when they’re not the star of the show.
The classic elegance of sapphire works just as well in a truly novel design as it does in a classic style.
How long does a project take?
Typically, your custom piece will be in your hands 2-4 weeks after we've finalized your design. However, because each project is different, the time it takes to complete your project may vary. Here's a rough breakdown of how long each part of our process takes:Design: As long as it takes for you to tell us it's perfect
When it comes to creating your design, we'll work at your pace. Some customers only need to exchange a few messages with us — we'll often be ready to make their piece within a few days. Others may prefer to design and iterate with us over many weeks, or even months.Production: Approximately 2-4 weeks
Once you've approved a design, we'll manufacture your piece, finishing all the details by hand. When it's ready, we'll send you photographs of your finished piece so you can give us your seal of approval before we ship it to you.Shipping: 1-3 days (domestic), Approximately 1 week (international)
We offer free shipping within the US via FedEx or USPS, and we ship international packages via DHL Worldwide Express, one of the fastest services available. Depending on location, international shipments can sometimes be delayed by local customs for inspection, which can extend the delivery time.
How much will my ring cost?
In general, our custom rings are the same price as similar rings off-the-shelf ('similar' meaning a comparable selection of metals and gemstones used, which are the biggest factors in price). Our aim is to make high-quality custom designs accessible to everyone.
Each ring we produce starts off as a brand new concept. Because of that, it’s difficult to know how much a piece is going to cost without knowing a bit more about the idea you have in mind.
The easiest way to figure out how much your ring will cost is to start a consultation with us and let our team know what you're looking for — we can provide an estimate with only a few details.
When do I get to see a design? Do I have to pay first?
There's no charge to discuss your design, and price out options with our team. In many cases, our jewelry designers will also create artistic sketches of our design concepts for your piece. We request a deposit prior to producing 3D models and renderings of your design and that deposit goes toward the final cost of producing your piece.
Where do your gems come from? Can I browse your inventory?
Unlike most jewelers, we don't keep a huge inventory of gems. Since every piece we make is custom, we prefer to source each stone individually, to suit the design and the specific needs of each customer.
As with the rest of our design process, our team will guide you through the gem selection process. We start by figuring out what's important to you in a gemstone, whether it's budget, origin, size, color, or simply the overall look. With that in mind, we research and prepare a set of options that we think would work for you. Some come from our curated collection, others from a network of trusted suppliers, and in some cases, we may opt to have an expert lapidary custom cut your gem. You'll make the final decision on the option that best meets your needs, and we'll make sure you have everything you need to make the best choice.
Our primary goal with gemstones is transparency. The center stone is an essential part of the look of your ring and it can be a big financial decision. Trust is built on honest communication, so we work hard to give you all the information you need to make a confident choice.
Do you offer a warranty?
We stand behind our jewelry 100% and we offer a comprehensive set of warranties so that you can purchase with confidence.Lifetime Manufacturer Warranty
We guarantee our workmanship and take responsibility for any structural defects.Certificate of Authenticity
All the materials (metals, diamonds, and gemstones) we sell are authentic and properly specified in your proposal agreement.Accent Stone Loss Warranty
If any small accent gems (<$100 value) break or fall out of their settings in the first year after we create the ring or within a year of us performing maintenance on the ring, we’ll replace them free of charge.