Gemstones are an elegant way of bringing a personal style and customization to an engagement ring. Check out this Colored Gemstone Guide, featuring our own collection of gemstone rings!
Engagement Symbol: Undying passion
Did you know that a ruby is actually a red sapphire? Not many people do. Ancient people hypothesized that rubies were hardened fire, which is why the ruby is so often associated with passion and love.
Engagement Symbol: Faithfulness & Wisdom
Sapphires come in many different colors, with blue being the most popular choice. Sapphires actually rate second highest when it comes to toughness- and are therefore a good alternative to diamonds when choosing a stone to withstand wear and tear.
Engagement Symbol: Strength
The peridot is often overshadowed by emeralds, and yet the stone has beautiful yellow and green hues. Peridot is considered the stone of the warrior, and is associated with courage and strength. The stone looks great on all types/colors of skin.
Engagement Symbol: Healing & Growth
There are a few different types of topaz. The clear blue color of the blue topaz is the best pairing to a diamond. The two stones compliment each other well, and if your swinging for a smaller diamond, a blue topaz is a great addition
Engagement Symbol: Kindness
The mystic topaz is a style of coated topaz. The rainbow sheen from the topaz creates a mysterious and brilliant reflection of rainbow coloring. This stone is a unique and creative choice for a ring.
Engagement Symbol: Hope
The garnet comes in brilliant shades of red and pink. Garnets symbolize hope and virility, and they are also a less expensive stone to work with. The garnet is also thought to ward off bad dreams.
Engagement Symbol: Calm & Balance
The amethyst is famous for it’s uniquely purple hues. The stone represents calm and balance in a relationship, and is also the patron gem for sobriety. An amethyst looks great cut in many different ways, like the heart shape pictured above.
Engagement Symbol: Harmony & Purity
While a pearl engagement ring may seem like a non-traditional choice, historically the peal was a popular engagement gift. Natural pearls are rare and vary in price.
Engagement Symbol: Devotion
Emeralds are a brilliant stand-alone stone, and are a popular choice for single stone engagement rings. They traditionally symbolize intelligence and devotion within a relationship.