An engagement ring is a sentimental item that will long outlast any bouquet of red roses or box of chocolates, so you really, really ought to know what your gal likes. If she loves surprises and is leaving the shopping to you, we’re here to help make sure you get this sentimental selection right first time around.
The stone you choose may be the single most important piece of the engagement ring puzzle, which is why we’ve provided some information on diamonds, rubies, and sapphires below. These are very popular stones, whether they be used for the front and center of the ring or as accents for unique engagement ring settings.
Diamonds may represent classic simplicity to one gal and utter decadence to another. This brilliantly versatile stone is a top pick when it comes to both traditional and unique engagement ring settings, so you really can’t go wrong here. Angelina Jolie’s 10 carat diamond is a great example. Her red carpet style is simple, classic, and sexy – which pretty much describes her engagement ring to a tee. If you want something similar, check out our selection of channel set diamond engagement rings, like the one in the picture below. If you want to go for a more classic, traditional look, consider our classic solitaire setting or our pave and princess cut diamond setting.
Red stones like rubies represent passion, fire, strength, and energy. A gal who likes rubies may prefer to take strolls on the wilder side of life. These are perfect stones for passionate, expressive women who love what they do — like artists, writers, dancers etc. Jessica Simpson got a lovely 5 carat ruby for her birthday. Since she is known for her boisterous, larger-than-life personality, a ruby really suits her perfectly. If you’re looking for unique engagement ring settings, consider our ruby accented engagement ring.
Blue stones like sapphires are the perfect addition when it comes to unique engagement ring settings. They represent confidence, strength, loyalty, honesty, and good health. Public figures and extroverts do well with sapphires, as do romantics. Kate Middleton wears a sapphire engagement ring which was given to her by the one and only Prince William. Blue is really the perfect color for Middleton, especially since she wears a lot of blue dresses (including the famous polka-dotted one in which she made her first appearance with the royal baby). Plus, Middleton has a wholesome look; radiating honesty and loyalty. William must be some kind of gemstone genius! If you’re looking for a royally beautiful sapphire-accented engagement ring, try our baguette, pave and sapphire engagement setting.
Gemstones definitely offer something special when it comes to creating unique engagement ring settings. If your future bride likes simple and classic, you may want to stick with diamonds… and only diamonds. If she likes a little extra pizazz, you may want to add a bit of color. Obviously, you know her best, and no matter what, we’ll help you find the ring that will take her breath away.