Lets talk diamonds. Marilyn Monroe didn’t lie when she said Diamond are a girls best friend. Choosing the perfect engagement ring can be tricky, specially for the groom as there are many factors to consider, as well as varieties to choose from. Today’s post will include inspiration for colourful engagement rings.
There is no rules when it comes to engagement rings, its really down to preference, and budget. I would say a ring should reflect the brides personality, as well as the couple bond together. White diamonds are a tradition, however adding a colourful centre stone is always a plus.
Top 3 reasons why choosing a coloured stone is appealing:
- Stand out from the crowd.
- They can be less pricey than a white diamond.
- Each precious gemstone has its own unique personality and history.
If you’re looking for a vintage-inspired engagement ring with an heirloom quality, consider rubies, emeralds and sapphires. If you’re looking for bold colour that’s more budget-conscious, gemstones like tourmaline and alexandrite come in vivid shades that won’t break the bank. No matter the centre stone you choose, a colourful engagement ring will instantly set you apart.
Pretty in pink, romance and rosy tones go hand-in-hand. It is no mystery why pink diamond engagement rings are on the rise. If you’re going with a platinum setting, rose gold prongs will almost disappear against a pink center stone, creating a more seamless look. Pink diamonds can be costly, if you are looking for a more budget friendly alternative, try a pink tourmaline or morganite ring. Their warmer pink tones perfectly complement all skin tones. Alternatively, you can opt for a Kunzite, a stunning pink-to-violet gemstone. And, since it’s usually moderately priced, you can splurge on a larger stone for a fraction of the cost of a diamond engagement ring.
Follow the Hollywood elite with a canary yellow engagement ring. Canary diamonds are unique without straying too far from the norm—perfect for the bride who wants to to be unconventional without going too over-the-top. If your a trend setter bride, consider a citrine or yellow sapphire engagement ring, possibly with a setting that rests horizontally across your finger. This trendy style feels totally fresh and even makes your center stone appear larger.
Emerald engagement rings have a legendary status, from Jackie Kennedy, to Elizabeth Taylor. If you’re considering this dazzling stone, keep in mind emeralds are softer than diamonds and finding a flawless one is extremely rare. Beware of any visible cracks or black inclusions.
Sapphire & Aquamarine
Something blue? Think Princess Diana, personally sapphire’s are one of my favourite for engagement rings, I find them unique and elegant, with a nontraditional vibe. Consider a tear-drop shape, to elongate your hands, making for more flattering ring selfies.