Diamonds are beautiful stones, but some women prefer a bit more color in their jewelry collection. When you're looking to pop the big question, you'll want a ring that's as iconic as it is personal – something unique and, at the same time, classic. Consider some of the benefits of a sapphire engagement ring.
1. It comes in a variety of colors. While sapphire brings to mind deep blues, the gem actually comes in a wide range of colors, from yellow to pink and even orange.
2. Cheaper than diamonds, but no less spectacular. When Prince William popped the question, he did so with a gorgeous sapphire ring. However, you don't need the treasury of the English empire for an engagement ring – just great taste.
3. The meaning behind the stone. Sapphire is traditionally a stone signifying faithfulness and loyalty, which is a wonderful starting point for the meaning behind your ring. You'll imbue it with all your own intentions and promises, of course, as will she when she says "Yes."