Diamonds may be a girl’s best friend — but what about sapphires? These beautiful gemstones may not get the credit, but they always make stunning engagement rings. If you’re not convinced, read ahead. Soon enough, you’ll be daydreaming of sparkling sapphires sitting on your finger.

What to Know about Sapphire Rings:

Sapphires are an excellent engagement ring gemstone because they’re durable, relatively hard and gorgeous to look at. You can’t help but get starry-eyed when you gaze into one of these sparklers.

What might surprise you is that not all sapphires look alike! You may be used to seeing Royal Blue gems, but there are lots of types and shades to choose from, like teal sapphires, bi-colour sapphires, Montana sapphires and Chatham sapphires. Take a look at this custom jeweller’s engagement ring gallery to see engagement rings with a variety of stunning sapphires and other coloured stones. There are so many possibilities.

And if that’s not enough to inspire you, check out the sapphire rings that these celebrities are sporting.

Kate Middleton

Kate Middleton has one of the most famous engagement rings on the planet. The iconic 12 karat oval sapphire once belonged to Princess Diana, her husband’s late mother. After Diana passed away, her sons William and Harry were allowed to take some of her possessions as mementos. William took a watch. Harry took her engagement ring.

When William decided he wanted to marry Kate, he visited his brother to ask if they could trade mementos so that he could use the ring to propose. Harry agreed. And the rest is history.

Princess Eugenie of York

Another royal who is wearing a shimmering sapphire is Princess Eugenie of York from her long-time beau Jack Brooksbank. Instead of a royal blue sapphire, she had a coral-coloured Padparadscha sapphire center stone surrounded by diamonds. It took inspiration from her mother’s engagement ring, which was a Burmese ruby skirted with diamonds.

Elizabeth Taylor

Hollywood legend Elizabeth Taylor got married 8 times, so she had a collection of incredible engagement jewellery. For her second engagement, she received a domed cabochon sapphire circled with two rows of diamonds. W Magazine named it as one of the top celebrity engagement rings in history, including Lady Gaga’s heart-shaped ring and BeyoncĂ© Knowles-Carter’s flawless — no pun intended — diamond ring. 

Victoria Beckham

You might be shocked to learn that singer Victoria Beckham has 14 extra engagement rings from her long-time partner David Beckham. The couple has been married for 21 years. Over that time, she has upgraded her ring to a new style. One of those years, she got a massive sapphire sparkler.

Penelope Cruz

Actress Penelope Cruz received an exquisite vintage 3-carat sapphire surrounded by diamonds from actor Javier Bardem. The style is similar to Princess Diana’s ring — it’s clear that the design inspired a lot of jewellers.

You can find inspiration from the styles of these famous rings when you go to a custom jeweller. So, you can get the celebrity style, without needing the celebrity budget. When the jeweller is done, and you have the ring, you’ll feel like an absolute star every time you look down at your hand.