Growing in popularity and demand within in the last few years, sapphire engagement rings have captured the hearts and minds of young couples around the globe. The deep royal blue is undeniably mesmerizing, but the most enchanting aspect of these indigo stones is the spectacular array of shades available under the sapphire category. Aqua, violet, yellow and even pale pink sapphires are not uncommon. The classic cobalt remains at the peak of the wish list for shoppers, and the royal association is partly to blame. Engagement rings with sapphire typically combine the stone with diamonds or other gems in order to highlight the customarily dark stone. Sapphire and diamond engagement rings are mingled with pave sprinkled bands or framed by a halo. Some designs, especially antique styles, favor bold accent stones that give prominence to the main sapphire stone. Whichever the setting, sapphire wedding rings are elegant, eye-catching and distinctive.