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The Best Colored Gemstone Engagement Rings

21st February 2020

by Tara W.

Colored Gemstone Engagement Rings

Did you know that long before diamonds became the most favoured gemstone, sapphire reigned as the most popular choice for engagement rings? From beautiful blue sapphires, marvellous yellow diamonds and red rubies, colored gemstones are still a hot trend in the jewelry industry right now and are considered a unique yet impressive engagement ring choice.

What to look for when buying a colored gemstone engagement ring

Similar to if you were buying a diamond engagement ring, there are a few things you should consider before making your purchase. Firstly, color is the most important thing when looking for a colored gemstone piece and is the main thing that determines the value of the gem. Furthermore, the color really has an overriding effect on the entire appearance of the piece so you may wish to select something that reflects their personality. Along with color, cut is another important thing to consider. A stone that is well cut will show a beautiful and even amount of color with a lighter ‘window’ - allowing the stone to look it’s best.

Find out more about colored gemstones in our Gemstone Education Guide.

What are the most popular colored gemstone engagement rings?

Blue sapphires still tend to be the favoured colored gemstone for engagement rings. Kate Middleton may have something to do with that, as Prince William proposed to her with his mother’s sapphire and diamond engagement ring, and the ring has since been a popular topic of discussion among fans. Halo and three stone rings are also a popular choice for gemstone rings as the combination of colored gemstones with diamonds creates a beautiful finish.

Famous colored gemstone engagement rings

There are plenty of famous faces that are fans of colored gemstones. Halle Berry rocks a stunning emerald style, Jessica Simpson's engagement ring is adorned with her birthstone - ruby, and Elizabeth Hurley's beautiful design is accented with marvellous sapphires. Gemstones are also worn regularly by stars on the red carpet, for example, how can anyone forget the moment Lady Gaga graced the Oscars with that gigantic yellow diamond pendant? 


For an engagement ring that is as unique as your love, a colored gemstone style may just be the perfect choice for you. Here are a few of the most loved gemstone engagement rings that will have your significant other lost for words…

Sapphire engagement rings

Considered the most popular colored gemstone for engagement rings, the beautiful blue sapphire has a regal finish that looks even more remarkable when complimented with a halo of diamonds. 

Sapphire Engagement Rings

Emerald engagement rings

Shrouded in mystery, the exquisite emerald was highly prized by Cleopatra and was thought to possess unique healing powers. Today, this gemstone is loved by celebrities such as Angelina Jolie and Halle Berry. 

Emerald engagement rings

Ruby engagement rings

If your loved one's birthday is July, you may wish to choose a ruby engagement ring for them as it's their birthstone. Even if it's not their birthstone, this remarkable red gem is one that evokes love - perfect for that special someone in your life.

Ruby engagement rings

Yellow diamond engagement rings 

Yellow diamonds are a great alternative to the classic white diamond. This colorful gemstone already has a loyal fanbase, possibly due to it's cheerful hue, but it's become increasingly popular for engagement rings in recent years. 

Yellow diamond engagement rings

If you are looking to pop the question to the one you love, why not consider a colored gemstone for something a little more unique. From classic to contemporary, there are plenty of beautiful ring designs to choose from and the choice of gemstone is completely yours... 


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