THE TOP 5 REASONS YOU SHOULD CONSIDER A COLOURED GEMSTONE ENGAGEMENT RING
Trends, styles and fashions are constantly evolving and returning, but one pattern that seems to be emerging at the moment, is brides to be opting for coloured gemstone engagement rings, over traditional diamonds.
|Though the appeal of diamonds will infinitely remain a desirable classic, their hardness, muted palette and sparkling beauty, continues to enchant the hearts and minds of all to this day – coloured gemstones appear to be taking the spotlight on the hands of many newly-engaged couples.|
Recently many people have been on a quest to step outside the conventions of diamond engagement rings, and find something a little more unique, personal and of course, colourful! For those of you who are considering purchasing an engagement ring, we’re giving you some inspiration as to why you should consider a coloured gemstone within your engagement ring.
First of all we’ll highlight the most obvious reason why people opt for a coloured gemstone engagement ring – simply because they love colour. Whether you’re smitten with shades of blue, or completely adore the colour pink, you’re guaranteed to find a stone in the exact hue you love so much. With gemstones naturally occurring in every shade on the spectrum, it seems only natural to consider a colour over a muted hue. If you’re searching for a more meaningful memory behind your ‘favourite colours’ why not look a little deeper into your partner’s eyes. If your favourite thing about them is their beautiful green eyes, why not pick out an Emerald or Peridot stone that reflects their beauty – not only is this an incredible compliment to pay to the one you love, but will also make a lasting reminder of the love you share together.
If you love jewellery, but you’re not the materialistic type and would rather put your money towards a luxurious honeymoon, or putting a deposit on a place to live together, coloured gemstones can be an appealing choice. For the most part, coloured gemstones carry a smaller price tag than that of their sister, Diamonds. Much revered, the popularity, longevity and quality that Diamonds hold, tends to put them on a higher shelf than that of brightly coloured stones – opting for a less traditional ruby or sapphire centre stone will be relatively inexpensive in comparison.
Linking in with the previous point, generally speaking you’re going to get more for your money with a coloured gemstone. Diamonds go through a meticulously strict grading process known as the 4Cs, marking the stones on their Colour, Clarity, Cut and Carat Weight. Diamonds without inclusions, considered flawless, are highly desirable and will raise the price tag of your jewellery – the same rule applies if the stone is also colourless, a considerable size and well cut. Because of this process, you’re more likely to source a larger, quality coloured gemstone and pay the same as you would for a smaller, flawless diamond.
Since each month of the year is synonymous with a different coloured gemstone, colourful stones are great for tying in with a special date – whether it’s the month you met, your anniversary or the birthstone of your partner, selecting the gem that’s dedicated to that distinctive date is both a romantic and sentimental touch to your engagement ring – you’ll always look down at your hand and associate your ring with your precious, treasured memory.
If you’re a lover of finding the hidden meaning within everything, then a coloured gemstone can give you the opportunity to get creative. Each gemstone holds rich history, powerful meanings and even healing and protective powers – if you believe in that sort of thing. Whether you’re after an engagement ring that literally symbolizes love and fidelity, or is evocative of strength and wisdom, understanding the meaningful properties behind each coloured gemstone can allow you to have a truly special engagement ring, with a secret meaning that only the two of you share.