White Sapphire Jewelry- An Affordable Diamond Alternative

Most people think of sapphires as being blue, yellow, pink or maybe even orange, but very few people are aware of white sapphire.   A sapphire’s color is determined by the presence of trace amounts of other elements such as chromium, iron and titanium when the crystal was formed.  White sapphires are a pure form of corundum which is not commonly found in nature.  Large white sapphires of high quality are a rare find and are highly prized by collectors.  The best white sapphires are found in Kashmir, followed by stones from Burma and Sri Lanka.    


White sapphires make a great alternative to diamonds!

White sapphires are often substituted for diamonds because of their great durability and affordability.  White sapphire is a 9 on the Moh’s hardness scale, exceeded only by diamond at 10.   The durability of the white sapphire makes it a great gemstone for jewelry whether used as a large center stone or smaller accent stones.  When properly cut and polished, a white sapphire’s sparkle can approach that of a diamond at a much more affordable price.   If you are looking for a natural white stone to mimic a diamond, be conflict free and extremely durable with great affordability, then white sapphire is a great option.

White sapphire jewelry examples

We have been using white sapphire in our jewelry for years with great success.  Many of our customers have chosen our white sapphire and Australian opal rings as their wedding rings.  Here are some photos of some of our jewelry designs featuring white sapphires in sterling silver.

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To see more photos, pricing information and read more about Hileman Jewelry please visit our websites Hileman Silver Jewelry and The Hileman Collection.  If you are interested in using white sapphire in your wedding rings please check out our wedding rings featuring white sapphire.   I think you will agree that white sapphires make a beautiful and affordable alternative to expensive diamonds.
White sapphire jewelry photos on Flickr.com.

Here comes the bride (and the groom)!

Sterling silver his and hers handmade wedding ring set inlaid with Australian opal.

Sterling silver and white sapphire his and hers handmade wedding ring set inlaid with Australian opal

Hileman Silver Jewelry’s focus lately has been on creating an alternative to mass produced, cookie cutter wedding ring sets. We have created several his and hers wedding sets in sterling silver featuring white sapphires, black diamonds and blue sapphires for the center stones. We have accented them with inlaid black onyx, Australian opal and bright blue lapis.   So far, the new handmade wedding sets have received rave reviews, so we are working to expand our color palette and introducing a few more style choices. Look for several new wedding band sets to hit our shop page in the next week or two. Buy handmade!

Check out the new wedding set at  http://www.shop.hilemansilverjewelry.com/Wedding-Rings_c7.htm