Beat the Blues: The Benefits of Going Sapphire

When looking for engagement rings, many couples look straight to diamonds or a similar alternative such as moissanite. However, for couples that are considering colored stones, there are some real gems to be found (pun very much intended). Here are just a few reasons why a sapphire engagement ring may be perfect for you and your partner, whether they’re a September baby or not.

pink sapphire ring

Sapphires = Not Just Blue

When you visualize a sapphire, almost everyone sees a beautiful blue gemstone. While this is a very good description, not everyone knows they aren’t just blue! Sapphires come in almost any color – the exception being red, which is reserved for the ruby. While rubies are technically red sapphires, they now fall into a classification all of their own, as this article explains.

As with most things in life, there is a middle ground. The pink sapphire is lesser known than the more famous blue and toes a fine line between sapphire and ruby. We offer a wide range of stunning pink sapphire engagement rings for those who like a little bit of unusual flair.

 A Ben Garelick Sapphire

If you’re looking for a classic blue sapphire, however, look no further than Ben Garelick. Our sapphires are a rich, velvety blue and are evenly saturated in color throughout the entire gemstone. All our sapphires are not too dark, not too light, but just right.

Naturally, these are all qualities you want in a ring you’ll be wearing for the rest of your life! Our blue sapphire engagement rings come in a range of colored bands, different styles, and made by different designers, so there is sure to be something for every admirer of this beautiful gemstone.

Sapphires range in value, which is often determined by “the 4 C’s” – Color, Cut, Clarity and Carat Size (as well as Country of Origin, if you want to make it 5). But color is by far the most important C.

sapphire engagement ring

Don’t Always Trust Your Screen!

Have you ever accidentally opened your selfie camera and not liked what you saw? That’s your phone lying to you. Unfortunately, screens do this. In this case, it’s not so much that phones lie, it’s more that they aren’t consistent. Due to variances in screens (of all kinds, not just phones), the color of gemstones tends to vary when looking at them online.

We offer many different options to get around this unfortunate phenomenon, including video, professional product photography and lifestyle shots. Our goal is to help you ascertain the true color of the gemstone, as close as possible to seeing it with your own eyes.

Alternatively, some of our rings are available to see before you buy, and we can even send them out to you for a fully refundable deposit. This option is perfect if you want to experience the color from the comfort of your own home – and we’re always available to answer any questions you might have. 


Kirk Kara Stella Blue Sapphire Channel Set Diamond Engagement Ring

A Fully Customizable Option

Many jewelers sell their engagement rings “as is” - not Ben Garelick. We can customize any ring – whether you want to add smaller side gemstones to compliment your jewel, or replace a moissanite centerpiece with a blue sapphire, for example.

This is all part of our passion to help you find or design your perfect engagement ring. We love nothing more than customizing one of our rings to make a perfect statement, just for you.


Whether we’ve convinced you that sapphire is the way to go, or you’re still weighing up your options, we’ve got lots more advice to impart. Call us today at (716) 631-1584, text us at (716) 574-0966, visit us at our Buffalo, NY location or chat with our sapphire experts online – let’s find your perfect ring.

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