The Ultimate Guide to Coloured Gemstone Engagement Rings

12 Sep 2019 | All, Bridal & engagement, Gemstones

Every girl wants an engagement ring that features her personal touch. One way to achieve this is to use coloured gemstones to create a classical, yet unusual, engagement ring.

Showcasing coloured gemstones in your engagement ring – be they pastel, dark or very strong colours – can give you endless options to compliment your personal style. And they look wonderful in both faceted or cabochon form.

The safe coloured gemstones

Nowadays, coloured gemstones are more than just sapphires, rubies and emeralds. They are also the semi-precious coloured gemstones of 20 years ago. It’s amazing how a burst of colour can bring a design to life. So as long as the stone is suitable to be placed into a ring, there’s no reason why it can’t be the highlight of your dream engagement ring.

Our Oval Ceylon Blue Sapphire and Diamond Cluster Ring is the contemporary interpretation of the classical 3-stone ring whilst our Cushion Red Spinel and Diamond Cluster Ring adds a bit of vintage glamour.

How they compare with diamond engagement rings

Aside from a few expensive coloured gemstones, like ruby and spinel, you can usually buy a coloured gemstone engagement ring for a fraction of the price of a diamond ring.

Caring for and maintaining your coloured gemstone is just much the same as looking after a diamond. Of course, after 15 or 20 years, you may need to have your stone polished to remove scratches or marks from all those years of loving wear.

The Round Blue Tourmaline and Diamond Cluster Ring is the personal and unusual version of a diamond cluster ring whilst the Marquise Pink Tourmaline and Diamond Cluster Ring features a vibrant colour for maximum  impact.

The ‘hot’ coloured gemstone engagement rings

In vogue at the moment is the classical three-stone ring with a gorgeous coloured gemstone right in the centre. Very popular are the rare Emerald Cut Rubellite and Diamond Ring and the incredibly chic Emerald Cut Aquamarine and Diamond Ring.

Another wonderful style I’ve fallen in love with is placing a largish coloured gemstone set in claws with a diamond-set band. A great example is the lovely Square Radiant Yellow Beryl and Diamond Ring, offset by a spectacular fine grain-set diamond band.

And finally, you can’t at least take a peek at classical cluster rings with coloured gemstones offset by gorgeous little diamonds. See our Round Blue Tourmaline and Diamond Cluster Ring showcasing a rare and unusual Blue Tourmaline.

Our Emerald Cut Aquamarine and Diamond Ring features a spectacular large aquamarine offset by cadi step diamonds whilst the Emerald Cut Rubellite and Diamond Ring showcases a rare deep red Rubellite .

So if you want something a little different to celebrate one of the biggest and most special occasions in your life, definitely take a look at some coloured gemstone engagement rings and think about how you might want to add your personal touch.

Contact us today to find the coloured gemstone engagement ring of your dream.