Meeting the person with whom you want to spend the rest of your life is an experience like no other. The quickening of your heart when they’re near, the goofy smile that you just can’t seem to shake, and the feeling like you’re walking on air are all symptoms that you’ve fallen in love. Now, the next logical step is to choose the perfect ring with which to propose; that’s where things can get tricky.There are lots of options when it comes to the perfect engagement ring or wedding set; not the least of which is the type of stone, be it diamond, white sapphire, or a lab-created gem. Here’s what you need to know about white sapphire engagement rings, and how they’re different (and similar) to diamond engagement rings.
Discerning the Difference between White Sapphires and Diamonds
The differences between these two stones are so negligible to the naked eye that there’s basically no way to tell one from another unless you’re trained to do so. Even trained professionals can have a hard time telling the two apart without the aid of a jeweler’s loupe (a small, powerful magnifying glass used by jewelers to examine jewelry). This means that most casual observers will never know a white sapphire isn’t a diamond unless you tell them. Read More