Dutch Tulip Sapphire Engagement Ring By prudenandsmith on 7th July 2020 in Engagement rings, Sapphire jewellery The Dutch Tulip Sapphire Engagement Ring was handmade in platinum and features a 1ct Ceylon Sapphire in a beautiful rich shade of blue. This unusual engagement ring features a tulip flower setting for the central sapphire, with diamonds set in an organic leaf design on the shoulders of the ring. The diamond settings have a beaded edge to give the ring that delicate vintage feel. Designing the Dutch Tulip Sapphire Engagement Ring This ring is part of our Vintage Engagement Ring Collection which is made up of a series of setting styles and bands that can be interchanged to created a personalised look. For this client, the tulip design of the setting was very significant because tulip it is the national flower of his fiancé’s home country, The Netherlands. Sapphire was also of personal significance so we incorporated both of these elements in the design. The client was presented with a number of design variations to choose from, below you can see a CAD sketch featuring an alternative band style. Sapphire is the most popular coloured gemstone for engagement rings. It is the birthstone for September and the traditional gift for a 45th wedding anniversary. As well as blue, sapphire comes in a large variety of other colours, including yellow, orange, green, pink and purple. Sapphires in colours other than blue are called fancy sapphires or particoloured sapphires. In many cultures, sapphires are said to symbolise nobility, truth, sincerity, and faithfulness. Sapphire is also a very practical stone for everyday wear due to its hardness. It scores 9 on the Mohs scale of mineral hardness which is the second highest rating next to diamond at 10, making them a perfect choice for an unusual engagement ring. If you are considering commissioning a bespoke engagement ring or would like to know more about sapphire engagement rings why not give us a call or book a free design consultation today!