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Diamonds are by far the most common gemstone for engagement rings, but choosing stones of other colors is becoming more and more common. But are these other gemstones tacky? Not at all. Although rubies, sapphires, and other gemstones may not be the best fit for every bride-to-be, nontraditional engagement rings are just as beautiful and can be even more meaningful for the right person.

Choose Colored Gemstones for a More Unique Look

Although many women still prefer traditional diamond engagement rings, more and more are beginning to gravitate toward using other gemstones to create more customized pieces. No other stones are quite as hard as diamonds, but sapphires, emeralds, rubies, and amethysts come close and have a similar level of durability. These options often come in bold shades that make a statement, and other colored gems offer more subtle colors. Colored diamonds even exist as an especially unique option, though they are extremely rare. Choosing your significant other’s birthstone, favorite color, or other meaningful gemstone can be an elegant way to put a personal twist on a traditional look.  

Consider Your Significant Other’s Preferences

Much like your significant other probably has a preference between silver and gold jewelry, she may have strong feelings toward traditional diamonds or something a bit more unique. By the time you’re ready to get engaged, you’ve probably picked up a few details about her style. Does she prefer statement pieces or dainty, minimalist jewelry? Silver or gold? Neutrals or colors? Considering the type of jewelry she tends to wear, as well as how she would personally feel about a less traditional engagement ring, can help guide you in the right direction. You can also get clues about her preferences from her family members if you aren’t quite sure. 

It’s not necessarily a good idea to randomly choose a colored gemstone just because you want to or because it’s cheaper than a diamond, but if you know that a particular gem holds a special place in her heart, it can be an excellent way to make her ring even more meaningful. At Diamonds LTD, we carry a wide variety of engagement rings of every color, and you’re sure to find something that suits her style. Stop in today to browse our vast selection!