Non-diamond Engagement Rings
Non-diamond engagement rings are becoming more and more popular. These distinctive engagement rings, which feature colored gemstones at the center, are a gorgeous way to express your love and ask for her hand in marriage. Selecting a traditional diamond as your engagement ring center stone is by no means a requirement for a beautiful engagement ring. Many brides and grooms prefer the pop of color that a gemstone engagement ring provides.
At Brilliant Earth, we are excited to offer a broad range of non-diamond engagement rings that will set your heart aflutter.
Most Popular Non-Diamond Engagement Rings
The most popular non-diamond engagement rings are those that are 1) beautiful and 2) hold up very well to everyday wear. Most brides expect to wear their rings all the time and are reluctant to take them off, so it’s ideal to select a ring that can stand up to daily wear and tear.
For this reason, we recommend sapphires if you are looking for the perfect non-diamond engagement ring. Sapphires score very highly (a 9 out of 10) on the Mohs Scale of Hardness, which rates minerals on their ability to withstand surface scratching. Sapphires are stunning and durable, which is the best combination for the center gem of an engagement ring.
The most popular and sought after color is the rich royal blue, made most famous by the sapphire and diamond ring now worn by Kate Middleton. This traditional sapphire color is exquisitely vibrant and flattering to many skin tones and styles. Brilliant Earth offers an extensive collection of sapphire engagement rings, across a wide spectrum of styles.
Sapphires are also available in a variety of other brilliant colors. Because sapphires come in every color of the rainbow, you can select her favorite hue, the most flattering tone for her skin, something to match her eyes, or her “signature color” and create an incredible and personalized engagement ring. Color can make all the difference in non-diamond engagement rings. These beauties can be romantic and whimsical or luxe and glamorous, depending on the color you choose.
Affordability of Non-Diamond Engagement Rings
Aside from being a unique choice for an engagement ring, non-diamond engagement rings also offer a great value. Many couples love that they can purchase a non-diamond ring at a lower price point and get a larger gemstone and more look for less! With so many wedding expenses on the way, selecting a non-diamond engagement ring can be an especially appealing choice.
Non-Diamond Engagement Settings
Colored gemstones work beautifully in many Brilliant Earth engagement rings settings and can actually transform them into something completely different, but equally exquisite.
Add Diamond Accents
If you like the idea of having some diamonds in your engagement ring, but want a colored gemstone as the focal point, consider accenting the center gem with diamond accents. Consider a breathtaking sapphire halo with sparkling diamonds encircling the center gem, or a classic round sapphire with pave diamonds in the band.
Other Considerations for Non-Diamond Engagement Rings
There are no rules with your engagement ring design and selection. If neither a sapphire nor a diamond engagement ring feels quite right, consider alternatives like your bride’s birthstone, or an antique engagement ring with a non-diamond center. Our Colored Gemstone Gallery offers more inspiration for the wide variety of center gems available. This is your engagement, and with the love and thought that is certainly behind your ring search, you can’t go wrong!
We would love to work with you to create your ideal non-diamond engagement ring. Contact us at your convenience, and we can help you select something from our collection, or guide you to custom design a piece that brings together a variety of personal elements and points of inspiration.