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Trending: Colored Engagement Rings

 

While fashion is always changing, one particular trend that is growing in popularity is coloured gemstone rings, especially for engagement rings. While the appeal of diamonds is certainly set to remain a classic, coloured gemstone rings are taking the spotlight in a big way.

If you are considering buying a ring soon, here are a few top reasons to considered coloured gems. Image via Sarah Vickers.

⦁    The Colour
Let’s look at the most obvious reason first. People are opting for coloured stones because they love colour. Whether your number one shade is blue or you adore the idea of a pink gemstone in your ring, you are sure to find a stone in the exact shade you adore. In fact, gemstones tend to occur in pretty much every shade you can imagine, so it seems almost natural to consider getting a gem in your favourite colour. If you want a meaning behind the colour, why not pick something that matches the wearer’s eyes? Check what AE Design Jewellery in Sydney has to offer in terms of beautiful colour stones.

⦁    The Price
If you love jewellery but you’re not really into expensive materialistic items and would prefer to spend on, say, a property or the honeymoon, coloured gems are a great choice. Mostly, coloured stones tend to carry a more desirable price tag than diamonds. Due to the quality, popularity, and longevity that diamonds boast, they can be costly. But, picking a less traditional sapphire or ruby centre stone can be far more affordable in comparison.

⦁    The Size
This point links with price. Coloured gemstones tend to give you more bang for your buck and are fantastic alternatives to traditional ring styles. Diamonds, as you may know, go through rigorous the grading process known as t 4Cs, marking the diamonds on carat, colour, cut, and clarity. Diamonds that do not have inclusions are considered flawless and highly desirable, which means a bigger price tag. Because of this strict process, you are more likely to find a quality, larger coloured stone and pay the same as you would for a flawless, smaller diamond.

⦁    The Memory
There are different coloured stones that represent each month of the year, which makes them perfect for tying in with a meaningful date, like a birthday, an anniversary, or a wedding date. Picking a gem that is dedicated to a special date is sentimental and romantic, especially if it is an engagement ring.

⦁    The Meaning
If you and your partner love finding the hidden meaning in pretty much anything, a coloured gemstone is the perfect opportunity to really get creative. Each gem has a rich history, filled with meanings, and in some beliefs, protective and healing powers. Whether you are shopping for an engagement ring that symbolizes eternal love, or wisdom and strength, understanding the meaning of a coloured stone can ensure you have a truly special piece of jewellery on your finger.

If you’re looking for a unique engagement ring, check out the coloured gemstone rings offered by your favourite jeweller.

Comments

  1. Nice read dear. I'd definitely choose meaning over the type of the stone. I personally prefer ruby more than diamond. I'd wear diamond of course, but if I have to choose, I'd want a blood-red gemstone on my finger.

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

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