Discover The Unique Beauty Of Engagement Rings With Colored Gems

Diamond engagement rings are classics, but that timelessness they boast also makes them not as unique as other engagement ring options. If you’re after a special and unique ring to propose with, you might want to look into engagement rings that feature colored gemstones, commonly known as alternative engagement rings.

A person’s engagement ring should reflect who they are and what they love, so don’t be afraid to go against the grain or the traditional diamond route.

A colored gemstone offers a touch of color to the engagement ring, and it also makes the ring the ultimate standout piece.

Also, several colored gemstones - including colored diamonds - are much rarer than the traditional white diamond, making these engagement ring options even more special.

How to choose a gemstone for your engagement ring?

With so many beautiful gemstones to choose from, you can narrow down your options by going for a gemstone in her favorite color, her birthstone, or a gem that symbolizes something meaningful to both of you.

If you’re finding it hard to find a ring with a colored gemstone that speaks to you, you can get an engagement ring setting and opt for any gemstone you like as a centerpiece.

You can also custom-design the perfect ring for your fiancée-to-be or go for a vintage ring.

What’s the best gemstone for an engagement ring?

While there might not be a right or wrong answer to this question, rubies and sapphires are particularly great options for engagement rings because they’re extremely durable and resistant to daily wear. Sapphires come in a variety of colors to suit everyone’s taste!

Can engagement rings have mixed gemstones?

Yes! You can opt to incorporate colored gemstones as accent pieces while going for a traditional white diamond centerpiece. Or, you can go the opposite direction and have a colored gemstone as the star of the show while small diamonds accent its beauty.

Mixed-gemstone engagement rings that made history

These beautiful rings have been adorning the hands of some of the most famous women in the world for centuries. Arguably one of the most famous engagement rings of all time, Lady Di’s dazzling sapphire-and-diamond engagement ring is now worn by Kate Middleton and coveted by women all over the world.

Some other exquisite mixed-gemstone engagement rings that have made history include the ravishing sapphire-and-diamond “toi et moi” ring that Napoleon gave to his beloved Josephine back in 1795; Queen Victoria’s gorgeous snake-shaped ring encrusted with rubies, diamonds, and an emerald; and the unique engagement ring that JFK chose for Jackie Kennedy in the 1950s - which featured an emerald accented with diamonds.

Add a twist on the traditional engagement ring! Visit Becker’s Jewelers and our experts will show you dazzling engagement rings with gorgeous colored gemstones.

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