A bold new statement is continuing to make its mark in the bridal industry, particularly with engagement rings. The industry is forever evolving, but the trend of colored stone engagement rings is continuing its rise in popularity this year. It’s sure to make you step away from those vintage, classic and simple styles.
In recent years, rose gold rings were a must-have. Just a few months ago, women fell in love with the story and design of Meghan Markle’s three-stone engagement ring. This newer trend of colored stones—that steps away from the traditional white diamonds—is one that every woman could easily pull off.
Here’s why you should consider stepping out of the norm when it comes to the sentiment you’ll wear and remember for the rest of your life.
1. Everyone’s style is different, so what better way to express your individuality than with a colored stone ring? All gemstones can easily be transformed into an eye-catching or unique design.
2. It’s versatile. You can easily have a colored stone that’s pear-shaped, oval or anything in between because the options are endless. Just a few options could include making a solitaire with just a colored stone, recreating a ring like Markle’s design with a colored stone as the center and surrounding it with smaller white diamond accents or even a diamond shank.
3. Did you know that each colored stone has some sort of meaning behind it? Blue sapphire can mean faithfulness; ruby represents love; green emeralds symbolize peace and growth. The list goes on… Find something that is equally important between you and your soulmate and create their dream ring.
4. Colored stones can be more affordable than diamonds and still have great durability. Diamonds, sapphires and rubies are rated the highest on Mohs Scale of Hardness (a chart used to measure the hardness or scratch resistance of minerals). Some minerals that are rated softer can be scratched with just a fingernail. Read this to find out the hardness of the mineral you’re thinking about putting into your engagement ring.
A colored gemstone engagement ring can easily represent something more than “following a trend.”
This trend is especially becoming popular with millennials who are wanting to put more money into loans, bills or housing instead of breaking the bank to afford their dream engagement ring. Colored gemstone rings can be affordable and look ‘expensive’ without anyone knowing the price of it.
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