Wondering whether a gemstone engagement ring is the right pick for your proposal? Here are four reasons to consider an engagement ring with a colored gem.
They stand out from the crowd. An engagement ring that features a colored gemstone immediately catches the eye. It’s unexpected, making it an ideal way to celebrate that the love that you and that one special someone share is far from mundane. For example, the Princess Cut Aquamarine and Diamond Ring in 14K White Gold instantly commands attention thanks to the refreshing light blue sparkle of a striking two-carat princess-cut aquamarine that rises above a meticulously-crafted setting of 14K white gold. Eight small round diamonds, totaling 0.18 carats, accent the center stone.
They can be symbolic. Many gemstones can communicate specific messages, and these messages can help you convey a special message about the nature of your love or the one your love. For example, you could choose her birthstone or the stone that’s associated with the month that the two of you met. Or, you can select a gem that conveys a certain quality. For instance, the amethyst has long been associated with royalty thanks to its rich purple hue; the Art Deco Diamond and Amethyst Ring in 14K White Gold would be a stunning way to propose and to declare that the one you love is the queen of your heart. This vintage ring showcases a 7mm cushion-cut checkerboard amethyst held in a 1920s-style setting and accompanied by eight channel-set diamonds.
They’re affordable. Many colored gemstones cost significantly less than a diamond. This is especially true of semiprecious stones, and many times you can purchase a ring with a large colored gem for less than the cost of a ring that features a much more modest diamond. For example, the Emerald Cut Pink Topaz and Diamond Ring in 14K White Gold showcases a stunning 4.50-carat emerald-cur pink topaz, a full centimeter high. This bold, show-stopping gem is surrounded by a frame of small round diamonds and set upon a diamond-studded band, and it’s remarkably wallet-friendly.
They’re beautiful. Of course, the most obvious reason to choose a gemstone engagement ring is that it’s beautiful! Whether you choose a classic gemstone such as the striking green sparkler featured in the 1 Carat Art Deco Emerald Engagement Ring in 14K White Gold or a more modern pick such as smokey quartz or tanzanite, there’s no denying that these rings are downright gorgeous!