(Closed) viewpoints WHITE SAPPHIRE for or against…

posted 5 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
10282 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2016

I have a blue sapphire engagement ring so obviously I’m all for the sapphire rings! I think it’s a great option.

Post # 4
457 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I have a white sapphire 🙂 my favorite thing about it is that, though it is clear, it doesn’t sparkle like A diamond or moissy do. I’m not a very flashy person in regards to clothing a jewelry, so while I love looking at crazy sparkles on other people, I like the more subtle sparkle of sapphire For myself. 

Post # 5
10315 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: City, State

Personally, all the white sapphires I have owned have always looked frosty/cloudy to me unless they were spanking clean and not clear and sparkly. I want something with a sparkle and I don’t get that from a white sapphire.

I am a fan of colored sapphires, I just don’t care for white ones.

Post # 6
2501 posts
Sugar bee

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MxChinca:  love sapphires, but wouldn’t ever buy a white one (mine is blue). the reasons:

1) i don’t want a white stone, period.

2) if i DID want a white stone, there are other white stones that are much more impressive – diamonds (if cost or ethics is not a concern), and moissanites (if cost/ethics are a concern).

in other words, i just don’t see the “place” for white sapphires in the market. to me, they’re just kinda “meh” stones – when there are *gorgeous* stones that are as affordable.

Post # 7
1177 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2017

White sapphires are great as tiny, pave style accent stones. I don’t care for them as larger stones, although I love sapphires of every other hue. I would definitely not have one as an e-ring, either. 

Post # 8
244 posts
Helper bee

I went with a 1 carrot round white sapphire and don’t regret it one bit!!! 🙂 For me, size was the most important thing and I didn’t want us to spend too much on my ring. The double halo is all diamonds though – so that helps give it some sparkle!!!  And I wanted a sapphire as opposed to a moissy because I think it is more rare? But I could be wrong on that. Here’s a pic.

Post # 9
1260 posts
Bumble bee

I considered it and a lot of people recommended against it because they said it doesn’t sparkle much and is softer, so doesn’t age as well as diamond.

No disrespect to the ladies who chose them because they look absolutely gorgeous! For me, not wanting to worry about upkeep was a big factor, so I passed.

Post # 10
240 posts
Helper bee

I would not go for a white sapphire engagement ring because I love sparkles!! I also agree with PP that the white sapphire engagement rings I’ve seen in person were really cloudy and that doesn’t appeal to me for an engagement ring. If I needed white stone jewelry for occasional wear, however, I would totally consider white sapphire pieces. 

Post # 11
838 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Id prefer a color because the white ones just look cloudy so quickly to me and they dont have the rainbow sparkle I like in clear stones.

Post # 12
5145 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2010

I love a beautiful coloured sapphire (especially if it is a velvety Kashmir blue, or an orangey-pink Paparaschda) but not white sapphires. They get dirty very easily and they don’t have that same rich “glow” a good coloured sapphire does and I find they can look a bit dull (even if clean). They just do not call to me at all.

If I am going colourless, I want a lot more sparkle. For that reason, I’d choose a white spinel over a white sapphire (if for some reason I did not want a diamond or moissanite but I love both of those and both are more durable than spinel anyway).

Post # 13
977 posts
Busy bee

I have never owned one personally but my SIL had one in her ering and hated it. It clouded all the time and lacked sparkle. She ended up upgrading to a diamond. To me it looked like glass or something. I have seen some really pretty ones on the bee though so maybe hers was just a dud or something. It just isn’t the kind of white stone I would personally want. I prefer more fire and sparkle like in Diamonds and Moissanites for a white stone.

Post # 14
668 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

I am not a fan of white sapphires at all for pretty much all reasons that were stated above. If I saw a white sapphire ering I would think that someone needs to replace the cubic in their setting. If I was going to spend money on a sparkly clear stone it will be a moissy. 


Now any sort of colored saphire is a different story. I have been drooling over deep/dark blue sapphires lately. Let me at em!!  

  • This reply was modified 4 years, 11 months ago by gingerkitty.
Post # 15
547 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2016 - Theater

Although my SO insisted on upgrading my ring to diamonds, I actually have a very soft spot for my white sapphire. Yes, it clouds and looks frosty and I think it developed a window, but it has such a soft glow rather than a sparkle that I personally adore. The upkeep, if you wanted it to be clear and like a diamond (which it won’t be. It isn’t a diamond.), would probably be a bit much. I’ve treated it with love but little kindness, so my stone is currently very cloudy.

I like sparkle, but I also really love the glow of a white sapphire. It isn’t for everyone, I guess. I personally don’t think of it as a discount diamond, it’s a gem stone with unique properties in its own right.


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