Gemstone engagement rings offer a variety of colors that no diamond can and often represent something special for a couple while adding a unique flair and real sense of style.
Many people get confused between gemstones and birthstones and the simple answer is that all birthstones are gemstones but not all gemstones are birthstones because only 1 stone can be represented for each month. So a birthstone ring will limit your selection to only 12 gems out of literally dozens.
All the amazing gemstone jewelry on this page is courtesy of Gemvara
Who chooses your wedding colors? The flowers? Your dress? Most likely you did, or those decisions were made as a couple. You deserve that same freedom with your ring. If you are mad for yellow, then choose a cool citrine or yellow topaz center stone. Gemstones let you do that!
If you like pink—you have many options. One of our BFF's husbands surprised her with a ring perfectly suited for her—she loves pink. And when we say loves, even her first car was pink!
He had a ring made for her—set in platinum, a pink tourmaline heart shaped 3 carat center stone with micro-set diamonds all around the band similar to this pink sapphire one. Talk about Bling!
Many of the original engagement rings traditionally held colored stones so it's following fashion tradition that gemstone engagement rings are making a big comeback. You saw it with Princess Diana and her famous sapphire and diamond engagement ring now passed on to her son and his wife, Kate Middleton.
If you love the variety of colors available in gemstones, but have always wanted a diamond center stone, you can add your favorite gemstone on the sides of the main stone, as baguettes.
Rings courtesy of Gemvara
We love the elegance of a pair of green baguettes cut from dramatic gemstones such as alexandrite or emerald.
Or create an eternity band entirely of onyx—that row of shiny black stones will accent a diamond ring beautifully. Imagine the contrast when you wear the entire set, or the stunning simplicity of wearing just the black eternity band alone. Tres chic!
There are so many options, so play around with color and explore your artistic side.
Gemvara's website lets you customize anything and everything so choose a setting you like and try it with a center diamond. Then switch them out for a colored stone. Try different color stones along the band, different metals, you are only limited by your imagination.
Engaging Tip: Gemstones are usually much less expensive per carat weight than a diamond so use them for the larger stones in your setting and use diamonds for smaller accent stones.
Another common occasion for gemstones is as part of an anniversary gifta pair of earrings, a necklace or any other gemstone trinket will do wonders for your marriage.
And when it happens to match the gemstone that commemorated your union in your engagement ring, it makes it that much more special.
Gemstone engagement rings offer you endless combinations and choices to help you create something beautiful and unique.
You will be asked about your ring by various people at many points in your life—whether you go with a diamond, a birthstone or a gemstone ring. Imagine the fun you will have when you explain the significance behind your choice. You may just end up inspiring others to do the same and follow their hearts.