You’ll remember the moment that you say “yes” to your partner for the rest of your life. When he presents you with a ring, your life will be forever changed. In addition to (most importantly) committing to your man, you’ll also be committing to wearing a piece of jewelry for the rest of your days! Here are several reasons to consider saphire engagement rings as you search for the perfect piece to pledge to.

Sapphire is Tough

There is a reason that the new Apple watches are made with synthetic sapphire display. The crystal composition of sapphire doesn’t easily scratch. It makes for a very damage-resistant engagement ring.

Your Ring WIll Stand Out

Do all of your friends wear clear diamond engagement rings? Your ring will set you apart from the gang. If you’re looking to blend in, don’t commit to wearing an extraordinary sapphire ring on your left hand for the rest of your life!

An Affordable Option

Unlike diamonds, the sapphire industry was never monopolized. This means that the price point of sapphires can be determined organically by the market. In addition, sapphires are easier to mine than some other popular gemstones, and are more abundant. In general, this means that sapphire rings are more affordable than diamond, ruby or emerald rings of a comparable size. Of course, there is a wide range of prices available, depending on the clarity, color, weight and cut of the sapphire.

Feel Traditional

Although colored sapphire definitely stands out among clear engagement rings, this stone still has a traditional feel. This is because sapphire has a long history of being worn as an engagement ring -- ever since Pope Innocent III mandated an period of waiting before marriage (called an engagement period), in 1215. In those times, it was said that the vibrant color of the sapphire would fade if the woman wearing it was untrue or impure.

When you really think about it, you are going to see your engagement ring more than anyone else. You’ll wear it day in and day out, and it will forever be a symbol of the commitment that you’ve made to your partner. Could a sapphire ring be right for you? Only you know the answer to that question!