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Gemstone Engagement Rings

Which Gemstone Should I Choose?

Whilst there is a plethora of coloured stones to choose from, we highly recommend sticking with the hardest, most durable stones that are resistant to chipping. Engagement rings are designed to be worn everyday, to last a lifetime, so it’s important to select a gemstone that will stand the test of time. Try a pop of colour in your engagement ring, with the most hardy and beautiful gemstones.

Whilst there is a plethora of coloured stones to choose from, we highly recommend sticking with the hardest, most durable stones that are resistant to chipping. Engagement rings are designed to be worn everyday, to last a lifetime, so it’s important to select a gemstone that will stand the test of time. Try a pop of colour in your engagement ring, with the most hardy and beautiful gemstones.

Fancy Colour Diamond Engagement Rings

Diamonds are the most suitable stones for an engagement ring, due to their captivating sparkle and hardy durability. Gemstones are measured on the Mohs Scale of Hardness, on which diamonds rank the highest with a score of 10. A fancy colour diamond therefore retains all the benefits of a diamond, plus a little colour.

When it comes to diamonds, rarity equates to value. The rarest colours are red, intense pinks, blues and greens, while colours like yellow and brown are a little more common to come by. The darker and stronger the colour saturation, the more valuable the diamond.

Sapphire Engagement Rings

Sapphires are popular stones for engagement ring jewellery, and since the Duchess of Cambridge's iconic sapphire halo hit the media, there has been a surge in the demand for the blue stones.

As well as the iconic blue tone, sapphires are found in a rainbow of colours, including pinks, purples, greens and yellows - a less expensive alternative to coloured diamonds. Due to their hardiness, sapphires are a great coloured alternative to diamonds. Measuring 9 on the Mohs Scale of Hardness, sapphires are resistant to scratching, chipping and general wear and tear.

Ruby Engagement Rings

A ruby is the exact same mineral compound as a sapphire. Centuries ago, rubies were celebrated for their deep red allure, symbolising health, wealth, strength and love, meaning they acquired their own ident. As a type of sapphire, rubies also score 9 on the Mohs Scale of Hardness, making them a great choice for an engagement ring. The deep red hue of a ruby is an incredibly romantic choice.

Emerald Engagement Rings

There are a number of green gemstones to choose from, but none as hardy or as beautiful as emeralds. Emeralds score 7.5-8 on the Mohs Scale of Hardness, which means they aren’t quite as durable as other coloured gem alternatives, but are an enchanting choice. Unsurprisingly, the ‘emerald cut’ was originally created for emeralds, meaning most emeralds we see are rectangular, but the gemstone is available in variety of shapes. Emeralds can feature heavy, dark inclusions, meaning a high level of transparency, as well as strong verdant green colour is optimal.

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Diamond Shapes

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Engagement Ring Styles

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