Colored Engagement Ring Breakdown

Have you considered colored diamonds or other exotic gems for your engagement ring? A crisp and bright white diamond is classic but the splash of color from a vibrant colored stone can not only make quite a statement but says a lot about you. Colored gems have always been favored by royal families such as Princess Diana who embraced a blue sapphire and there also seems to be popular trend in celebrities such as Carrie Underwood or Kelly Clarkson who both sport yellow diamond engagement rings.

If budget and durability is a primary concern that steers you away from colored gems; don’t worry, there’s a vast range of color hues and gemstones to choose from. Choosing a colored stone to represent your engagement ring can be a tough choice so we’ve broken it down to a simple list. Lets explore what the colored gemstones options and what they say about you.

Blue Stones:
Blue gemstones are to represent politeness, peacefulness, relaxation, positive perspective and vigilance.
Blue Options (Hardest to Softest):
Diamond, Sapphire, Spinel, Blue Topaz, Aquamarine, Tourmaline, Iolite, Tanzanite, Chalcedony

Yellow Stones:
Yellow gemstones are to represent generosity, intellectual energy, wisdom and happiness
Yellow Options (Hardest to Softest):
Diamond, Sapphire, Spinel, Topaz, Beryl, Tourmaline, Citrine, Garnet, Chrysoberyl

Red Stones:
Red gemstones represents pride, passion, courage, and the essence of life and living
Red Options (Hardest to Softest):
Diamond, Ruby, Spinel, Rubellite, Garnet,

Violet Stones:
Violet Gemstones are to represent spiritual love, clear judgement, mystery, royalty, with imagination and inspiration
Violet Options (Hardest to Softest):
Sapphire, Spinel, Amethyst, Rhodolite, Kunzite,

Pink Stones:
Pink gemstones represent unforgettable love, calm and tenderness, beauty, and acceptance
Pink Options (Hardest to Softest):
Diamond, Sapphire, Topaz, Morganite, Rhodolite, Tourmaline, Rose Quartz, Kunzite,

Green Stones:
Green gemstones represent youth, unfound ambition, balance, growth and desire
Green Options (Hardest to Softest):
Diamond, Sapphire, Alexandrite, Emerald, Tourmaline, Prasiolite, Garnet, Peridot,

Brown & Black Stones:
Dark gemstones such as black and brown represents constant love, perseverance, self control and resilience
Brown & Black Options (Hardest to Softest):
Diamond, Spinel, Spessartite, Smoky Quartz,

Now that we’ve distinguished some color options and interpretations, another vital factor to keep in mind is your fashion taste. Since some of these colored stones can be so vibrant you want to make sure the ring is something that will always compliment your style and character. Your lifestyle is also another factor to consider. If you live a very active lifestyle then you may want to refrain from the softer stones. Otherwise show the world your independence and your sense of fashion. Be bold!

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David King

Author: David King

David King is the Director of Business Development of King Jewelers. A Graduate Gemologist with specialties in luxury timepieces, diamonds, and marketing, his main responsibilities include advertising & marketing, events, watch buying, client relations, concierge services, website development, brand management, and business development.

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