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Enchanting Purple Engagement Rings

Often associated with royalty, purple is not only a beautiful color once treasured by the elite but also rich with symbolism.

For centuries, purple was regarded as a status symbol worn only by the rich and noble due to the extensive process and high costs it took to dye fabric purple. Queen Elizabeth I helped to encourage the association when she banned anyone other than select members of the royal family from wearing the color.

Purple has been known to symbolize wisdom, imagination, peace, pride, mystery and independence. No matter what the color means to you, we think this endearing shade looks remarkable when featured in engagement rings! See the color shine in amethyst engagement rings and engagement rings set with purple sapphires.

Amethyst Engagement Rings

Due to its grape coloring, ancient Greeks associated amethyst with the wine god Bacchus and believed the gem to prevent drunkenness. Artist Leonardo da Vinci wrote that amethysts enhance intelligence and protect against evil thoughts. Symbolism aside, amethysts have captivated people for centuries, making the semi-precious gemstone a stunning engagement ring centerpiece.

Amethyst Fortuna Ring

 

This exceptional setting features a halo of diamond accents that curve gently around a stunning cushion-shaped amethyst for a distinctive look. Two rows of pavé diamonds sparkle on the contemporary split shank band, while a surprise row of diamond accents on the bridge completes this glamorous look.

Amethyst Selene Diamond Ring

 

Classic simplicity defines this delicate setting, which features a thin precious metal band that gently tapers towards a diamond accent on each side of the center amethyst.

Amethyst Willow Diamond Ring

 

This nature-inspired ring features a stunning round amethyst entwined by wispy vines of precious metal and lustrous marquise diamond buds.

Purple Sapphire Engagement Rings

Although many people associate sapphires with blue, they come in a variety of colors, one of the most beautiful shades being purple! Sapphires, like the color purple, have also been frequently associated with royalty—making purple sapphires the ultimate crown jewel!

Luxe Viviana Diamond Ring

This classic engagement ring features sparkling scalloped pavé diamonds that extend three-fourths of the way around the ring. A diamond adorned gallery and graceful claw prongs embrace the center violet sapphire.

Reina Diamond Ring

A regal halo of diamond accents surrounds a shimmering center purple sapphire in this dazzling ring for a distinctive and elegant look

Opera Diamond Ring

Captivating pear-shaped diamonds brilliantly frame the center purple sapphire in this classic three stone ring. The petite band gently tapers and secures the gems in basket settings.

Vintage Purple Engagement Rings

Purple gems like amethyst, sapphire, tanzanite, alexandrite, and even purple diamonds are oftentimes featured in vintage jewelry. These gems look excellent set in looks from the Victorian period to the Retro-era to now!

The Wendeline Ring

A gorgeous rectangular amethyst is secured in four compass set prongs while elegant floral details decorate a 14K yellow gold band in this lovely Victorian-era design.

The Nomi Ring

This classically styled modern estate ring boasts a sophisticated round natural amethyst accented on each side by a round brilliant cut diamond in 14K white gold.

The Feliza Ring

Three richly hued oval-shaped amethysts elegantly rest in 14K yellow gold in this classic Retro-era ring. Six brilliant cut diamond accents are channel set between the stones for added contrast and sparkle.

Final Thoughts

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Comments (6)

kk tang Says:
June 17th, 2019 at 10:24 pm

I love this.

Carla Thompson Says:
June 9th, 2019 at 3:53 pm

beautiful

sharon Says:
March 3rd, 2019 at 5:09 am

love purple

Trenton Wade Says:
October 17th, 2018 at 12:19 pm

Nice rings !!!!!

Clifford Cain Says:
October 15th, 2018 at 5:25 pm

Love the willow diamond ring

Boewrell Says:
September 25th, 2018 at 11:10 am

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