Imagine two gorgeous tiaras; one sparkling with diamonds and the other with stunning sapphires. If you could get your hands on just one of them, which one would you pick?
While some of us have a clear answer, some don’t. If you’re not sure of which one to buy then take a look at this quick comparative analysis.
Good to Know: From the durability point of view, no gem can beat a diamond. But the sapphire comes pretty close. So you won’t have to worry about chips or scratches irrespective of which jewel you opt for. When we take the affordability factor into consideration, diamonds will obviously cost more. If you don’t want to spend too much and still sport a colorless/white diamond then consider going for VS1, VS2 Very Slightly Included (VS) diamonds, but not a grade below this.
A sapphire is more dense (heavy in mass) than a diamond. So it will look smaller than a one carat diamond even though both have the same weight. The price of this gem also rises drastically once it reaches the 4 carat mark. Opting for a 1 to 2 carat sapphire is a great way to enjoy the remarkable beauty of this stone.
Verdict: We absolutely love both these gems and they are great choices for special occasions, such as an engagement, or even a surprise gift for your mom. Blue and pink sapphires are the perfect options for those who want to flaunt a pop of vibrant hue. The translucency, brilliance and fire of a diamond, on the other hand, will forever remain magical. No matter what you pick, make it a point to always check for the certificate of authenticity.
For more in-depth information about sapphires and diamonds, please refer to these handy guides.