Sapphire engagement rings have a timeless quality, whether a solitaire design or accompanied by diamonds, in a three stone or a cluster. Suitable for daily use they are meant to be worn and enjoyed every day, as they possess superior hardness and durability.
At Berganza, every sapphire is natural and unenhanced, no treatments have been applied. Today intensity of colour, optical phenomenon and even the actual colour hue can be altered and created by various treatments. To see a naturally occurring and unenhanced sapphire is becoming increasingly rare.
Of particular note are Ceylon sapphires, known for their bright mid blue colour, often referred to as ‘cornflower' blue. These sapphires are highly prized and are typically a lighter shade of blue than sapphires from other mines around the world.
Burmese sapphires are particularly sought after for their exceptional quality and an intense, highly saturated rich colour. The term ‘Royal Blue', is reserved for sapphires of a pure and saturated blue and is usually associated with the finest of Burmese sapphires.
Fancy colour sapphires ranging from pink, violet, purple, yellow and green offer a multitude of colour options. The most prized and rarest of the fancy coloured sapphires is the Padparadscha, these extremely scarce sapphires are a subtle mixture of pinkish orange to orangey pink.
Rare natural and unenhanced star sapphire set rings showcasing the optical phenomenon known as ‘asterism' display a spectacular shimmering star effect on the top of the stone.