The day you propose or get proposed to will be one that sticks in your mind forever. Engagement rings are a life long decision, so it’s important to make the right decision for you. It was in the 1920’s that diamond engagement rings became a tradition and the market for diamonds grew. Although diamonds are undoubtably beautiful, with so many other gemstones to choose from, not everyone wants to fit into mainstream trends. With that in mind, we decided to take a look at some of the more colourful engagement rings that we stock at James Moore.
Emerald Engagement Ring
You may be surprised to here that some emeralds are 2.57 billion years old. They are also best known for being Cleopatra’s stone. When you are searching for the perfect emerald engagement ring it’s useful to know how emeralds are valued. The most important factors considered are the weight, cut and clarity. Interestingly it is very rare to find an emerald without imperfections.
At James Moore we stock a variety of different emerald rings in both white and yellow gold, however today we are recommending this emerald engagement ring which retails at £655. It is unique in style as it features a square emerald, rather than a typical circle.
Ruby Engagement Ring
Rubies are perhaps ones of the best gemstones to have as an engagement ring. It’s fiery hues which have been around for centuries represent passion and love. A typical connotation of the colour red. Rubies are part of the same family as sapphires, the only real difference being their colour.
As with emeralds, the ruby rings available come in both yellow and white gold. This time we are recommending an engagement ring with not just one stone but three and it retails at £850. If you have a love for both rubies and diamonds than this engagement ring is well suited as it shows off both.
Sapphire Engagement Ring
Sapphires are normally found in river beds or torrents. They were previously a sign of nobility and faithfulness in the middle ages. This gemstone is also well suited to the occasion of both marriage and engagement. Sapphires are well known for being scratch resistant so if you choose a sapphire engagement ring you can be assured that it is less likely to scratch.
As with both emerald and ruby rings, we also stock sapphire rings in white and yellow gold. This beautiful sapphire ring is prices at £1550 as it is a ring with a gorgeous cut and clarity. As with both the ruby and the emerald, this sapphire is adorned with diamonds either side to help this gemstone stand out.
Although the purpose of this blog is to inspire coloured engagement rings, diamond engagement rings are the most popular. Perhaps this is due to the fact that diamonds really are a girls best friend. Diamonds are brought to the surface when volcanos erupt. They can be found as deep and 100 miles below ground. Interestingly, they are made from a single element-carbon.
The diamond engagement ring we have chosen to share with you is certainly the star of the show. The retail price of this ring is £4695. This ring shows off just one diamond which is sizeable compared to the ring itself. It is a ring which glitters in the light, soon enough your friends will be dying to know where you got it from!
The rings mentioned in this blog post are currently all in stock. If you have any further questions then please don’t hesitate to get in contact via phone on 01926298499, via our website or alternatively you can visit our jewellery store which is based on the Kenilworth high street.