Sapphires are one of the most popular and well-known gemstones in the world. They’re adored for their beauty and brilliant blue color. Their name even comes from the ancient Greek word sappherios which means ‘blue stone’. Despite that, one thing not everyone knows is that sapphires come in a variety of colors!
All gemstones are made from different combinations of minerals. Sapphires, specifically, are made primarily from the mineral corundum. Corundum gemstones have a very high score on the Mohs scale; a 9 out of 10! This means that it’s very difficult to scratch or damage them. Both sapphires and rubies are made from corundum, so they’re both very strong gems.
However, the two gems get their different colors from the other minerals present in their make-up. Different levels of the minerals chromium, iron, and vanadium can drastically alter the color of corundum gemstones. Gemstones with more chromium turn out bright red. This classifies them as rubies. Gem experts consider every other color of corundum gemstones to be sapphires.
The many different shades of sapphire can really help tie an outfit together when they’re included in earrings. Having a Mohs score of 9, you can also rest assured that your sapphire earrings will last a long time and stay in good shape with just a little care!
Without further ado, here are our top 10 sapphire earring picks.
INSIDE OUT HOOP EARRINGS
A staple in any wardrobe, hoops have been an essential element in fashion ever since their invention. If you’re a fan of hoop earrings, you won’t want to pass up these hooped sapphire earrings. Due to the way that they’re designed, you can see the sapphires from any angle you look at them. They sit on both the inside and outside of the hoops. And it’s not just the sapphires that make these earrings stand out, the band itself is gorgeous. With these earrings, you’re going to get an unmatched and long-lasting shine.
MULTI-GEMSTONE DANGLE EARRINGS
Despite their luxurious reputation, sapphires shouldn’t be confined only to a specific feel of jewelry. These sapphire earrings are very natural-looking, they almost have a bohemian feel. They’re the kind of earrings you could easily pair with a sundress and broad-brimmed hat. With a light, summery feel, you’ll be able to match these with all sorts of outfits. The dangle design will draw attention to and effortlessly frame your face.
SAPPHIRE AND ZIRCON HALO STUDS
Just because this post is focused on sapphire earrings doesn’t mean we won’t also include other gemstones! These earrings display just how well sapphires can work with other gems. They’d look great on their own, but can you imagine these earrings without their halo of zircon diamonds? Coming together in a burst of beauty, the two different kinds of gem almost seem to be made for one another. Elegant and lavish-looking, these earrings are sure to become your new favorite pair of studs.
MULTI SAPPHIRE HOOP EARRINGS
Both similar to and distinct from our first pick, these multi-colored sapphire hoop earrings are a must-have. Like the previously mentioned hoops, the sapphires sit inside and outside of the band. Therefore, any angle you look at these earrings from, you’re getting a gorgeous view of multi-colored sapphires. These really display the versatility of sapphires, as well. You can see almost the entire range of sapphire colors in one piece of jewelry. However, the effect isn’t overwhelming. The colors were chosen specifically to make a complementary and coordinated piece.
SAPPHIRE FLOWER STUDS
Although elaborate and dangle earrings have their place, sometimes we want simple stud earrings. And other times, we want something in between. These sapphire stud earrings are that perfect middle ground. They’re smaller, but the distinct yellow gold design sets them apart from other studs. Obviously, the royal blue sapphires are the focal point, but the yellow gold design isn’t the only beautiful part of these earrings. They’re exact opposites from each other which will give your looks a feel of symmetry and coordination.
YELLOW SAPPHIRE AND DIAMOND EARRINGS
We’re so used to the distinct blue color of sapphire, that these bright yellow sapphire earrings are truly earth-shattering. The color is so unlike anything else, it’s incredible. That bright summery yellow color is the exact opposite of royal blue, but it’s just as intense. That bright color will add just the same terrific pop of color to your outfits as other sapphire pieces. And the distinct yellow gems aren’t even the best part of these earrings. The gems are haloed in gleaming diamonds. With these earrings, you’ll feel like you plucked a piece of the sun right out of the sky.
SAPPHIRE AND ZIRCON DANGLE EARRINGS
Wherever you go, people won’t be able to take their eyes off of these striking blue gems. Despite this, these sapphire earrings have an unbeatable sense of simple elegance. The design isn’t showy or garish. They’re naturally meant to draw your eyes down toward the gorgeous sapphires. And they’re not alone. Paired with petite zircon diamonds, the sapphires truly stand out. If you’re looking to add a touch of class and elegance to your outfits, these are the earrings for you.
POLKI DIAMOND AND BLUE SAPPHIRE EARRINGS
In these earrings, sapphires take a bit of a backseat. The most prominent part is the polki diamonds. Polki diamonds are characterized by their unique rough cut. They have a distinctly natural feel due to their lack of pristine polishing. In these earrings, a small bright sapphire complements the polki diamonds. That touch of color really brings the look together. Framed entirely in yellow gold over sterling silver, the expert combination of decadent materials in these earrings is remarkable.
BLUE SAPPHIRE FLORAL EARRINGS
If you weren’t convinced by the previous sapphire earrings, these earrings will really show you how well sapphires and polki diamonds work together. The eye-catching blue and crystalline off-white colors complement each other beautifully. You can clearly see the thought that went into selecting the two gems. Together, they give these earrings an elegant and delicate feel. The gorgeous flower design only heightens that feeling. These earrings are reminiscent of a beautiful piece of fine china. You’ll be completely charmed by these handcrafted earrings.
MADAGASCAR SAPPHIRE AND DIAMOND EARRINGS
We’ve saved the best for last. These sapphire earrings are truly magnificent. They’re decadent and luxurious, fit for a queen. Most earrings are considered accessories to complement an outfit, but these are earrings to build an outfit around. In these earrings, there is an incredible number of sapphire gems. That’s not to mention the diamonds in the center and platinum metal holding it all together. If you find these earrings too lavish for yourself, consider gifting them to someone you love. It will be an unforgettable gesture that will earn you a place in their heart forever.
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