Gemstone Engagement Rings

Buying a gemstone engagement ring can be a great alternative to the traditional diamond engagement ring. Far a variety of reasons, couples often choose to get engaged using a precious gem as the the center or accent stone on their ring. This creates a unique look and can have benefits like being more affordable. There are many precious gemstones that can be used to craft an engagement ring. The color and shape combinations are endless. However, there are a few precious gemstones that are the best picks for gemstone engagement rings.


Sapphire Engagement Ring Color

Behind diamond, sapphire is the most common gemstone used in engagement rings. Sapphires come in a rainbow of beautiful colors ranging from white, pink, yellow to orange and blue. Among these colors, blue is the most popular for an engagement ring. Blue sapphire color can range from a deep royal blue to a lighter teal colored Montana blue sapphire. While a deeper blue color is typically considered more valuable, there are a variety of shades a sapphire can come in.


Sapphire Engagement Ring Meaning

Sapphires are the gemstones of truth, purity and faithfulness. The ring is a perfect representation of the commitment and sincerity that is a part of a marriage. The durability and the sturdiness of sapphire also represent the strength of your relationship and marriage.


Sapphire Engagement Ring Styles

Sapphires pair beautifully with all precious metals. Because the stone is precious, we recommend getting your sapphire set in 14kt or 18kt white gold, yellow gold, rose gold or platinum. Avoid 10kt gold or lower of silver as those metals are not durable. They will not hold up to daily wear and would not be a sturdy choice to pair with a precious metal. With a sapphire ring, there are many styles that are chosen for engagement rings. The most common choices are a sapphire center surrounded by diamond accents in a halo. The band can be adorned with diamonds or left plain. A solitaire sapphire is also another popular choice for a ring as it showcases the center gem and allows one to spend more of their budget on the stone. Finally, many choose to purchase a three stone ring that has both sapphire and diamond. Most commonly a diamond center is flanked by two sapphire accents or a sapphire center is flanked by two diamond accents. This is a full and rich look that can also be considered for an anniversary ring. Typically the best combinations for a ring with sapphire are white gold or platinum, however all metal colors can look beautiful with this rich blue gem.


Sapphire Engagement Ring Shapes

Sapphires are available in all different shapes such as round, oval, marquise, princess, cushion, pear, asscher, radiant emerald and heart. The most common shapes used in a sapphire engagement rings are cushion, oval and round. Oval sapphires tend to look beautiful as they are elongated and look larger than a round of the same carat weight. Cushion shaped sapphires are also very much on trend. Round sapphires are the most popular, look the largest and create brilliance and sparkle in the sapphire, which allows for bluish purple glow.

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Emerald Engagement Ring Color

Emerald is a striking green color. Typically a deep green with vibrant and even color across the gemstone is the most valued variety of emerald. Emerald from different location around the world can be different hues of green. Additionally, emeralds can also have tinges of secondary colors like yellow and blue. Emeralds that are too dark or opaque are not desirable. Those that have a green that is transparent are the best types of gems.


Emerald Engagement Ring Meaning

Emeralds have been used for centuries by many cultures to adorn themselves and to craft jewelry with. Traditionally, the emerald has been symbolic of faithfulness, and love. For this reason, emerald was even an offering to the ancient roman goddess of love, Venus. Emerald is also considered to have soothing properties which encourages a steady relationship. Emerald is a precious and valuable gemstone which also denotes the precious bond of marriage.


Emerald Engagement Ring Styles

Emeralds can be fashioned into many different engagement ring styles. The most common style for an engagement ring is a solitaire. It is classic and traditional and can easily be set with a variety of shapes. Halos are another popular choice as they incorporate the sparkle of diamonds to accentuate the emerald’s size and color. Contemporary styles can include twisting bands, asymmetrical accents, split shanks or with pave and channel settings. Another glamorous choice for gemstone engagement rings is the three stone style. This style incorporates diamond and emerald to create a ring that represents the past, present and future of a couple. Emeralds are a gorgeous and unique choice that can set her engagement ring apart.


Emerald Engagement Ring Shapes

Emeralds are precious gems and therefore should be set in precious metals that are equally durable. Emerald are cut in all different shapes including round, oval, cushion and the namesake emerald cut. Emeralds can look beautiful in all these shapes as a center for an engagement ring. For solitaire designs, a round or oval looks traditional and beautiful. The oval shape looks elongated and slightly larger than a round shape. A cushion can be on-trend and fashionable. However, we would recommend the emerald shape for an emerald as it really brings out the vivid green color of the gemstone. Less popular shapes are marquise, pear and heart shapes, however they can be chosen to craft a ring that truly stands out.

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Ruby Engagement Ring Color

Rubies are a deep and passionate red color. Naturally, this color is a perfect match for an engagement ring. Ruby is primarily red but can have tones of orange or purple. The most prized red color in a ruby is a deep and vibrant red that is even throughout the gemstone. It is a sparkling and vivid color with enough transparency to see through the stone and to reflect light.


Ruby Engagement Ring Meaning

Rubies are known to represent passion, love and commitment. Ruby is also a stone that represents the fire and blood of a strong emotions. The strong red of ruby is also known to revitalize life forces, energy and vigor. The red can breathe life into a relationship and keep it forever passionate and youthful.


Ruby Engagement Ring Styles

Ruby engagement rings are available in a variety of styles. Traditionally, solitaires are the perfect choice for an engagement ring. They draw all the focus and attention the center stone. Sidestone rings can be in a classic or contemporary style. The use of diamonds accentuates the look of the ring and adds sparkle, depth and dimension. A three stone ring has the elegance of diamonds as well as the passion of a ruby and can be the perfect choice for a couple looking for a ring that has it all. Rubies look beautiful with all metal colors like white gold and platinum. However, the most beautiful pairing is yellow gold with ruby. For a trendy and unique look also consider rose gold. The pinkish hue of the gold complements the red of the ruby.


Ruby Engagement Ring Shapes

Rubies are available in a variety of shapes and cuts. The most common are round, oval, cushion and princess. Certain shapes look especially beautiful with certain ring styles. Round rubies that are cut in a brilliant or mixed cut look perfect with a solitaire ring style. For the halo style, a oval shape is recommended as it is naturally larger than a round and is accentuated well with diamonds around the circumference. For contemporary styles, consider unique shapes like the pear or the marquise. By selecting a split shank band or one with asymmetrical or channel set diamond accents and pairing it with a unique shape, her engagement ring can truly stand out.

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Gemstone rings are truly a unique and stunning choice for an engagement ring. Their brilliance and color ensures that your love will be celebrated in a special way.