Choosing a unique gemstone for an engagement or wedding ring is a great way for millennial couples to have a wedding that stands out from the crowd. Uniquely colored gemstones, such as teal sapphire engagement rings, are becoming increasingly popular as diamond engagement ring alternatives to traditional diamonds. Despite the common adage that “a diamond is eternal,” we at Elleroses believe that sapphires are more reliably fashionable over time.
These heavenly-looking gemstones have been included in mythology, regal history, and popular culture at every level. However, while blue sapphires (representing power, strength, and wisdom) are the most well-known, sapphires come in a wide range of colors, from dark navy to pink, yellow, and even green.
When it comes to making a bold statement, though, nothing beats teal for its multifaceted color and stunning beauty in the way light bounces off its cut.
It’s no surprise that millennials seeking something different from the standard diamond engagement ring have taken a liking to these ocean-inspired stones, which are thought to symbolize purity, faithfulness, and peace.
What is Teal Sapphire?
The two most magnificent colors in nature, deep ocean blue and lively green, come together in a teal sapphire, making it a one-of-a-kind and exceptional variation of corundum. This astounding pairing of colors helps to explain why this gemstone is being heralded as the next revolution in multicolored sapphires. Due to the new introduction of teal sapphires on the market, data regarding them is still dispersed. Learn More About Sapphires: What Is A Sapphire?
History of Teal Sapphires
The Dictionary of Color, written by Aloys John Maerz and Morris Rea Paul and published in 1930, features a color plate of a teal sample from 1917. Because of this, teal established itself as a widely recognized hue. Before that time, the term “teal” only applied to the common teal or Eurasian duck, which is known for the bluish-green stripe that runs across its face. It was only natural to call sapphires with deep cyan tones “teal sapphires” when they were first found.
How Do Gemstones Get Their Teal Color?
Recrystallized limestone and metamorphic rocks are the most common sources for teal sapphires, but they can also be found in these locations in Australia, Cambodia, Madagascar, Nigeria, and Thailand. As a function of the percentages of iron and vanadium they contain, rocks can be classified by the shades of color they display.
When a sapphire has a balance of blue and green and a touch of yellow, it is called a teal sapphire. The finest quality teal sapphires have a perfect 50/50 split between the two colors, making them extremely rare and expensive.
What Is the Worth of a Teal Sapphire?
Similar to diamonds, sapphires have a wide variety of prices, from $25 to $20,000 per carat. Although, given to supply and demand, a 1-carat sapphire will almost always be less expensive than a 1-carat diamond. Further, the rule of thumb for sapphires is that the more intense the blue, the higher their value.
However— teal sapphires are widely desired by collectors for their unusual beauty. The greatest method to ensure you’re getting a high-quality sapphire piece of jewelry, no matter what color, is to make sure the jeweler specializes in cuts that bring out the sapphire’s desired color, clarity, and luster. The worth of your item will increase significantly because of this. There’s also the priceless sentimental value of years of happiness.
Why Choose a Teal Sapphire Engagement Ring
I’ll cut to the chase. Would a teal sapphire be a good stone for an engagement ring? Absolutely. They last forever, can be found on the fingers of royalty and a-listers equally, and are available in virtually any hue imaginable. We won’t even try to hide it: sapphires are our absolute favorite, and we’re confident you’ll come to feel the same way.
No two teal sapphires are ever the identical because of the particular conditions needed to produce them. They resemble people in that regard. Each with their own personality, forged through time. Which contributes to the fact that they rank second to diamonds as the most preferred gemstone for engagement rings.
Teal sapphires are in a unique class because, when cut properly, their blend of colors always adds depth to their sparkle, regardless of how much of each color the stone has (yellow, green, or blue).
Teal Sapphires Symbolism
Blue sapphires, with their hypnotic depth, have long been a symbol of security, originality, wisdom, and good fortune. Kings and priests of the past thought the world was supported by a great sapphire, the reflection of which could be seen in the night sky. The ring Napoleon Bonaparte gave to his fiancée Josephine in 1796, which featured a pear-shaped sapphire, is considered the gold standard for royal engagement rings to this day.
The wearer of a contemporary teal sapphire is seen as someone who is not afraid to buck convention thanks to the stone’s clarity and integrity as well as its sparkling luster.
Celebrities Adore Teal Sapphires
Speaking of going against the grain, while Princess Diana sported a dazzling deep blue ring for her engagement to Prince Charles, Queen Mathilde of Belgium is renowned for replacing her original diamond with a teal sapphire after marrying King Philippe I of Belgium. She traded in her oval ruby ring for a teal sapphire one with half-moon diamonds in 2015.
Almost as tough as diamonds
Sapphires are beautiful and durable because they are crafted from corundum, a mineral that rates a 9 on the Mohs scale of hardness. Sapphires and rubies, which are both varieties of the mineral corundum, are thus just slightly less durable than diamonds. On the Mohs scale, only diamonds register a perfect 10, but sapphires are very close and can withstand normal wear and tear.
Those of us who aren’t deskbound can benefit significantly from having a hardy sapphire as our centerpiece. As the hardest natural gemstone, a teal sapphire engagement ring is a lasting symbol of your everlasting commitment to one another. Of all, that’s still no reason not to pamper your most prized jewels. We’ve included some preventative measures you may take to ensure that your ring retains its luster year after year.
Caring For Your Teal Sapphire Engagement Ring
We advise routine maintenance and cleaning for your teal sapphire engagement ring because all jewels need a little extra TLC. Even though sapphires are hardy, you should keep your ring away from other jewelry pieces that can scratch it. Remember to take off your ring before cleaning, working out, taking a shower, gardening, or engaging in any other activity that can expose your sapphire to chemicals, dirt, or skin oils. This will keep it glittering for longer.
It’s advisable to clean your house once a month when it comes to maintenance. Additionally, the procedure is simple! We advise washing your teal sapphire ring using dish soap, warm water, and a soft toothbrush. Then, dry your sapphire ring with a lint-free towel or microfiber cloth for a final buff. Repeat the process until all debris has been removed.
We advise having periodic maintenance done on your ring at the jeweler every 6 to 12 months. Maybe all that needs to be done is a thorough cleaning and a check to make sure all the prongs and gem settings are secure. To give white gold pieces that perfect sheen, you might also benefit from a fresh coat of rhodium plating. And to make sure your sapphire rests securely for another ten years, worn-down prongs may need to be repaired after five or ten years.
What's the Best Cut for Teal Sapphires?
The amount of blue and green visible in a teal sapphire is dependent on the cut of the gem. Among the many possible cuts for teal sapphires, brilliant rounds or ovals are our top picks for jewelry. Because of the way the light travels into the stone, both colors may be shown off to their full potential. If the stone is poorly cut, its color will darken and its softer tones will be lost.
Elleroses have been experimenting with various cuts and forms for teal sapphires in response to the recent increase in global demand for fancy-cut and unusually shaped sapphires. These unconventional cuts are gaining popularity among gem enthusiasts, although the traditional oval remains the most productive for cutting a rough sapphire into a finished gemstone.
Teal Sapphires for Engagement Rings in the 21st Century
Today’s youth look beyond traditional gems like diamonds while considering engagement ring ideas. They want something new and vibrant to tell their particular narrative.
The most common sapphire color in the past was cornflower blue, thanks to Princess Diana’s fabled engagement ring. The hues of the padparadscha then gained popularity. However, 90% of the women under 35 surveyed in a 2020 market analysis by Navneet Gems and Minerals said they wanted their engagement ring to be distinctive. A unique color is desired by 35% of individuals who want a sapphire as their center stone, and they regard teal sapphires as a terrific option.
Teal sapphires are incredibly durable, much as all other sapphires. In terms of hardness among natural gems, sapphires are second only to diamonds, measuring a 9 on the Mohs scale. They are ideal stones for daily wear since they have a high resistance to scratches. Because they can withstand scuffs rather than scratches, they can maintain their brilliance for a long time. They are a wonderful option for an engagement ring to wear as a sign of devotion and love because of this.
Today, the majority of jewelry buyers seek some level of distinctiveness without going overboard. It’s not necessary for an engagement ring to be a status symbol. The maxim “the bigger, the better” (or rather, “the more expensive, the better”) rarely applies today. Teal sapphires are considerably less expensive than cornflower blue, pink, and padparadscha sapphires and have a fascinating bluish green hue.
Best-Selling Teal Sapphire Engagement Rings in 2023
Round Shaped Teal Sapphire Engagement Rings Art Deco Engagement Ring
The lab montana sapphire in the center of this sterling silver art-deco cluster ring is encircled by 4 prongs, and features milgrain shank. The center stone is surrounded by cubic zirconia, making the ring sparkle and shine.
Teal Sapphire Engagement Ring Baguette Engagement Ring Dainty Minimalist Ring
Simply gorgeous. A touch of teal sapphire on a dainty Gold band. The baguette-shaped teal sapphire is set in the thin gold band which is just 1.2mm.
Round Shaped Teal Montana Sapphire Engagement Ring Vintage Style Engagement Rings
Nature provides the inspiration for these exquisite vine engagement rings. Brilliant accent diamonds are put on the ring in a leaf shape for a touch of radiance, and the design with the gemstone established in the vine makes the gem more dazzling. The intricate and lovely details of nature are well captured in this set of vine engagement rings.
Emerald Cut Teal Sapphire Engagement Rings September Birthstone Engagement Ring
Wow, that’s stunning! The vibrancy and sheen are stunning. Depending on the lighting conditions, it changes from a deep blue to a vivid green. An emerald-cut teal sapphire is held in place by 4 prongs, flanked by two smaller teal sapphires in a row.
Oval Shaped Teal Sapphire Engagement Rings 3-Stone Engagement Ring
Oval-cut teal sapphire engagement ring, three-stone ring in the color of a peacock sapphire set in rose gold wedding band. This oval-shaped, earth-mined, teal sapphire is as beautiful as it is ethical. This band is thin and can be worn alone or stacked with our rounded wedding rings.