Peach is the reigning color trend of 2015 weddings, the pastel orangy-pink is making its way into bridal fashion with great popularity. This year, everyone wants a peach sapphire engagement ring. There is no denying the allure of this delicious tone,the pastel shade pairs well with virtually any color! A warm reminder of your love, it’s no surprise that peach has become a prominent wedding color.
Weddings Trends Of 2015
One factor driving the demand for the peachy apricot tone is the surge in brides choosing a ‘blush themed wedding’. The light rosy shade has become synonymous with feminine and floral themes, it has gained traction as an alternative to traditional white.
To match their blush wedding gowns, brides are looking for peachy or pink diamonds for their engagement ring. The phenomenal price tag of fancy colored diamonds are unfortunately beyond the reach of most. But don’t let that stop you in your tracks, a peach sapphire is the perfect choice if you’re looking for a color other than white.
What Is A Peach Sapphire Exactly?
Named of course after the exterior surface of the peach fruit, rather like an apricot, the fashion forward color is much paler than the fruits themselves. Light in tone, pastel peach sapphires match the muted tones of most bridal jewelry.
As you can see above, the range of ‘peach’ crosses many hues of orange, gold, pink and yellow. Within each color stream, there are variations in intensity and saturation. There is nothing uniform about sapphires – each one is one-of-a-kind, just one of the reasons they are so highly prized!
If you’re an avid reader of our blog,you might be asking if peach is just another term for our famous Padparadscha sapphires. What is the difference between peach sapphires and the fabled padparadscha? Actually very little.
The only real difference would be in the saturation of color. Fine padparadschas should have a more solid color profile, while peaches are generally lighter in tone. What many brides are seeking are either light Padparadschas, or light pinkish-orange sapphires. Both of which we have in our inventory!
What’s Wrong With Other Peach Colored Gemstones?
Many clients are approaching us with images like the one below, as an example of the color they want. The color may look peachy, but it is not a sapphire. It is Morganite.
Although less expensive, Morganite only rates a 7.5 on the Mohs scale of hardness, meaning they are relatively soft. Like Aquamarine in that regard, they are from the beryl family. This makes Morganites brittle and prone to scratching or cracking when worn on a daily basis. Because they are so easily damaged, it is almost inevitable that the stone will need to be replaced and upgraded in due course.
Although the peach color of Morganite can be a strong draw, it’s lack of shine and sparkle is a serious downside. Their relative softness makes Morganite look very much like pink glass or crystal instead of a precious stone. Morganites are all heat treated or irradiated. While heat treatment should be permanent, irradiated stones will fade in color overtime with prolonged sunlight exposure. This is a huge problem for a stone that is already very light in color, overtime an irradiated Morganite can lose its color and turn into an almost colorless stone.
Why Peach Sapphires Are The Best Choice
Sapphires on the other hand are much harder (sapphire scores a 9 on the Mohs scale) and have been used in jewelry for centuries because of their durability and ability to be worn daily. Sapphire is also more brilliant than Morganite. The harder the material, the more sparkle and luster a stone gives once it has been cut.
The sapphires we have in our inventory are mostly natural and come straight from the ground with their current color, meaning in it will never fade. We always disclose any heat treatments that our stones have undergone and for sapphires this improvement in color is permanent. Your engagement ring is not a piece of jewelry you want to renew in a few years. It is an item to cherish forever. If you are a bride considering a peach colored gem, sapphire is the best option.
Tips For The Perfect Peach Sapphire Engagement Ring
A well cut and polished gemstone on its own is a thing of beauty, but we want to make sure it looks great as a jewelry item you can be proud to own. If you’re thinking of making a custom wedding set with a peach sapphire, we recommend you choose a sapphire first. Finding the right ring style and metal type to match your sapphire is much easier when you already have a stone in mind.
There is a strong consensus that peachy colored sapphires look great with rose-gold. However,it is worth keeping an open mind and testing combinations you like.Where there is an even mix of orange and pink, platinum or white-gold may suit best. Clarity is an important element for pastel shades of peach because their light tones easily reveal inclusions. Any sort of cloudiness can dull their delicate color so choose a stone with as few inclusions as possible.
How To Get A Peach Color Sapphire
Peach blossoms are highly prized in many cultures, they are believed to banish evil spirits and bring good luck. With so many reasons to love this trending engagement ring color, there’s no reason to consider anything but a peach sapphire engagement ring. We specialize in Padparadscha and peach sapphires. If you’re looking for this special sapphire color, you’ve come to the right place, browse our selection today!