If you are looking to break from the “traditional”, why not go with something a bit more colorful? Colored gems can add a very unique look to your custom engagement ring, but don’t choose a gem simply based on its appearance. Be sure to consider other important factors like wearability, durability, and hardness. Not all colored gems are meant for everyday wear.
The following gems are great options to consider if you are looking to ditch the traditional look or simply accent the main stone with some color:
Colored Diamonds - Did you know diamonds can come in different colors! That’s right, diamonds can come in just about every color of the rainbow! More common colors are in the yellow and brown variety, where pink/reds are extremely rare and costly. Diamonds are the hardest gem, ranking 10 on the Moh’s scale which makes them excellent for everyday wear.
Sapphires - Most commonly sported in blue, the sapphire ranks a 9 in hardness on the Moh’s scale which makes it desirable for everyday wear. Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, received a sapphire engagement ring that once belonged to Prince Williams mother, Princess Diana.
Rubies - Rubies always make a statement with their red and pink tones. The ruby is associated with love, which makes it quite fitting for an engagement ring! Like Sapphire, Ruby is a 9 on the Moh’s scale.
Emerald - Another royal gem, the brilliant green emerald is a great option to add a splash of color! With a hardness of 8, emerald can resist scratching well but does require special care.
Amethyst - A pretty purple gem that can range is a light lavender to a deep purple could make a great option for a colored gem. They have a hardness of 7 on the Moh’s scale making them difficult to scratch but does require special care and attention.
It's no surprise that colorful engagement rings are in high demand right now. Celebrities like Halle Berry, Blake Lively, and Katy Perry are all sporting colorful hues on their ring fingers. To present your beloved with a more unique and personalized symbol of your love, create a custom engagement ring with The Diamond Room.