Not every bride is the same and the engagement ring is a lifelong commitment on a piece of jewelry that needs to match the bride’s style. Those seeking out nonconformist bijoux pass on the classic white diamond in favor of pearls, sapphires, and emeralds, or add a dash of color in blue, yellow, or and even green diamonds. On the other hand, purists prefer the return to simple grandeur of round and emerald cuts of white diamond. If you are a traditional bride, more than likely you will select the luminescent sparkling clear diamond engagement ring in a classic cut. However, brides that like to set trends and standout will choose color.
One of the most popular ways to ensure your engagement ring stands out from the crowd is with colorful stones. Celebrities, as trendsetters, have set this tone in recent times by choosing nontraditional sparklers for their engagement rings. Stars like Blake Lively, Halle Berry, Jessica Simpson as well as royalty, such as Kate Middleton, all rock a colorful sparkler on their left ring finger. How do you select the most perfect colorful engagement ring for yourself?
Not only will a colorful stone stand out, but it can also add extra meaning to this already sentimental piece of jewelry. Some ways to personalize your stone are by choosing a birthstone, favorite color, or incorporating heirlooms. Think about the meaning of the stone. For example, the aquamarine engagement ring symbolizes a long and happy marriage because aquamarine is said to create harmony. Aquamarine captures the beauty of the sea. The icy aqua freshens earth tones, grey, and navy and blends with other pastels. If you were to select the ruby engagement ring, it symbolizes undying, passionate love as the ruby has long been seen as the gem of passion, love, and courage for its vibrant red tone. Women who opted for rubies throughout history often were passionate about life and had a certain flair for the dramatic. Legends say that rubies are hardened fire with powers to kindle desire in the heart.
When it comes to finding a colored gemstone engagement ring, research the gemstones that appeal to you and find their meaning and value. Remember that you don’t have to entirely ditch the classic white diamond. You can set your sapphire or emerald in a diamond-studded halo and pavé band. If you still want the diamond to stand strong, then add color by using smaller bright pieces as accents with a diamond in the center.