Different Types of Sapphire Earrings and Their Unique Features

Different Types of Sapphire Earrings and Their Unique Features

Nothing quite catches your eye like the brilliance of a pair of sapphire earrings. With various styles, cuts, and designs, these stunning jewellery pieces offer something for everyone. Whether you prefer classic sophistication or modern flair, sapphire earrings can be tailored to suit any occasion and personal taste. At Jason Ree, we have a deep love for Australian Sapphires. These gems, sourced right from our beautiful land, inspire us to create wearable art that can be worn daily or shine on special occasions. We get it—buying new jewellery is a big deal. That's why we're here to walk you through the different types of sapphire earrings, their unique features, and what to look out for.

Sapphire Earrings Through the Ages: Historical and Cultural Perspectives

Sapphires are more than just beautiful stones; they carry rich historical and cultural significance. At Jason Ree, we believe everyone has their own connection to what a sapphire means. For sapphire earrings, we understand that style is personal and unique to the wearer, so we embrace all designs and perspectives when creating our pieces. 

The Sapphire is known to represent prosperity, beauty and inner peace, which makes it a beautiful and symbolic gift for any occasion. They also have a long history and connection with royalty since the elite of Ancient Rome and Greece adorned themselves with sapphires to protect them from harm and envy, as well as signify their wealth.

Throughout history, sapphire earrings have evolved in style and design. In the Victorian era, intricate and ornate designs were popular, often featuring sapphires alongside diamonds and other gemstones. The Art Deco period brought bold, geometric designs and a focus on symmetry, while the mid-20th century saw a return to more classic and timeless styles.

Today, sapphire earrings continue to be a symbol of elegance and sophistication, cherished for their rich history, cultural significance and their beautiful colour.

The Sapphire Earring: Classic vs. Modern


When it comes to sapphire earrings, there are two primary styles: classic and modern. Classic sapphire earrings often feature traditional designs that exude timeless elegance. These styles include solitaire studs, halo settings, and vintage-inspired designs. Solitaire sapphire studs, with a single sapphire stone, highlight the gemstone's natural beauty and are perfect for everyday wear or formal occasions. Halo settings, where the sapphire is surrounded by a circle of smaller diamonds or gemstones, add an extra layer of sparkle for that extra touch of romanticism. 

On the other hand, modern sapphire earrings embrace contemporary trends and innovative designs. These styles may include geometric shapes, asymmetrical designs, and mixed metals. Modern sapphire earrings often appeal to those who appreciate bold and unique jewellery that elevates a look with creative flair.  Whether you prefer the classic charm or the modern edge, sapphire earrings always offer a touch of versatility and beauty. 

Exploring Sapphire Cuts and Shapes


The cut and shape of a sapphire significantly influence its overall appearance. Some of the most popular cuts and shapes for sapphire earrings include round, oval, pear, and emerald cuts. Each cut embraces and enhances the sapphire beauty.

Round cut sapphires are classic and timeless and focus on enhancing the overall sparkle of the sapphire. It does this because it maximises the light reflection within the stone, making it a popular choice for classic and modern earring designs.

Oval cut sapphires offer a unique blend of classic and contemporary styles. Their elongated shape can create the illusion of larger stones.

Pear cut sapphires, with their teardrop shape, create an elegant and graceful look. This cut is perfect for drop earrings and adds a touch of vintage flair to your jewellery piece.

Emerald cut sapphires are rectangular with step-cut facets, offering a sophisticated and understated appearance. This cut emphasises the stone's colour and clarity, making it a favourite for those who appreciate a more refined look.

Unique Features of Sapphire Earrings: Colour, Clarity, and Size


Sapphire earrings are known for their unique features, including colour, clarity, and size. Blue sapphires are by far the most popular shade: the deep, almost midnight blue has been popular for centuries. However, what we love about sapphires are the colours, variants, and shades that the sapphires can come in. From light blue to turquoise, teal to deep green, yellow and pink, it’s possible to choose from a rainbow of colours to find your perfect sapphire. 

When choosing a pair of sapphire earrings, make sure to check their clarity. High-quality sapphires have few inclusions or internal flaws, allowing for maximum light reflection and brilliance. However, some inclusions are natural and can add to the unique character of the stone. At Jason Ree, we use only the highest quality stones, ensuring that all our earrings meet the highest standards.

The size of the sapphire also plays a significant role in the overall appearance of the earrings. Larger sapphires make a bold statement and are often used in drop or chandelier earrings, while smaller sapphires are perfect for delicate studs or cluster designs.

How to Choose the Perfect Pair of Sapphire Earrings


Choosing the perfect pair of sapphire earrings involves considering several factors, including personal style, occasion, and budget. Here are some tips to help you make the perfect choice:

  1. Determine your style: The versatility of sapphires allows them to complement both classic and modern designs. With our wide selection, it's important to consider how these earrings will fit into your personal style.
  2. Consider the occasion: Think about where and when you plan to wear the earrings. Simple studs or smaller earring designs are great for everyday wear, while more elaborate designs are perfect for special occasions.
  3. Set a budget: Sapphire earrings come in a wide range of prices, depending on factors such as the quality of the sapphire, the complexity of the design, and the type of metal used. Determine your budget beforehand to help narrow down your options. We have a variety of price ranges to suit every budget in our ready-to-wear collection. 
  4. Pay attention to quality: Look for sapphires with rich colour, good clarity, and a well-executed cut. Additionally, ensure that the earrings are well-crafted and made from high-quality materials.

The beauty of sapphires cannot be understated. Sapphire earrings offer a stunning and versatile addition to any jewellery collection, with a wide range of styles, cuts, and designs to choose from. Whether you prefer the classic elegance of solitaire studs or the bold appeal of modern geometric designs, sapphire earrings can be tailored to suit any occasion and personal taste. At Jason Ree, we love working with unique designs, and beautiful sapphire gemstones. Be inspired and explore our ready-to-wear collection to discover your perfect pair of sapphire earrings.