You do also have the option of finding a lower quality and/ or smaller diamond (0.7 - 0.9 carat) elsewhere, but keep in mind that a bigger sapphire (1.2 - 1.4 carat) with optimum qualities, offers a broader surface that has a better light performance, and when set into an exquisite ring, it delivers better value compared to a smaller or lower quality diamond, that is set into an ordinary ring.
To see the result of this comparison yourself, you can spend some time and choose any diamond ring that is currently in your budget range, then with that same budget (or lower), try and pick a Dafina One Carat sapphire engagement ring and compare the two rings together.
Sapphire is the gemstone of wisdom and royalty, and is famously worn by members of the royal families.
From the ancient and medieval times until now, sapphires are believed to have healing properties, while increasing focus, order, and spiritual enlightenment.
Diamond and sapphire engagement rings are equally liked and demanded, and many people who prefer to celebrate their love with color, choose blue or pink sapphires rather than diamonds.
After all, when it comes to love, all that matters is quality!