The Best Coloured Gemstone Engagement Rings
21st February 2020
by Tara W.
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, coloured gemstones are still a hot trend in the jewellery industry right now and are considered a unique yet impressive engagement ring choice.
What to look for when buying a coloured 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, colour is the most important thing when looking for a coloured gemstone piece and is the main thing that determines the value of the gem. Furthermore, the colour 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 colour, cut is another important thing to consider. A stone that is well cut will show a beautiful and even amount of colour with a lighter ‘window’ - allowing the stone to look it’s best.
Find out more about coloured gemstones in our Gemstone Education Guide.
What are the most popular coloured gemstone engagement rings?
Blue sapphires still tend to be the favoured coloured 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 coloured gemstones with diamonds creates a beautiful finish.
Famous coloured gemstone engagement rings
There are plenty of famous faces that are fans of coloured 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 coloured 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 coloured gemstone for engagement rings, the beautiful blue sapphire has a regal finish that looks even more remarkable when complimented with a halo of diamonds.
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.
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.
Yellow diamonds are a great alternative to the classic white diamond. This colourful 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.
If you are looking to pop the question to the one you love, why not consider a coloured 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...