For the fashion-forward couple who makes their own rules and prefers something different than the norm, showcase your own style with a beautiful coloured gemstone engagement ring. While diamonds often never disappoint, they tend to be the typical option that may be a little too classic, especially if you’re the type who wants to break free from the traditional solitaire rings.
And with gemstones, they come in a variety of colours which allows you to express your personality and tell your love story. If you’re on the hunt for a unique engagement ring, learn more about the different gemstones below to help you choose the best one you will say ‘Yes’ to!
With its vibrant hues ranging from light lavender to deep purple, amethyst gems make striking engagement rings. They have a hardness of 7 on the Mohs scale and can remain durable with some care. The amethyst is believed to strengthen a couple’s spirituality, bringing harmony and tranquility to relationships. Pair the gem’s purple hue with rose gold for a gorgeous, romantic setting.
Look out for its distinctive honey-toned yellows and oranges; the citrine is a sunny warm alternative to the brilliant, cool white diamond. Rated 7 on the Mohs scale, its durability makes it great for an engagement ring too. Choose rose gold or yellow gold setting to bring out the warmer tones of this gem and complement your skin complexion. Associated with happiness and good luck, citrine encourages prosperity in all facets of your relationship.
Recognised for its beautiful citrus-like yellow-green hue, peridots are one of the few gemstones that only appear in one colour. For those seeking an alternative to darker emeralds, this gem is a bright and vibrant beauty. Traditionally, peridots are given to express deep affection and loyalty – making this well-suited for an engagement ring.
Garnet gems actually come in many colours, but they are more often seen in red, ranging from burgundy brownish wine shades to rich red hues that rival rubies. Whether cut as cushions, teardrops or rounds, garnets make for a stunning engagement ring while symbolising love, inner fire and vitality. Try it on with a rose gold setting for a more antique look!
From yellow and pink to green and orange, topazes come in a diverse range of colours which is why they are mostly known simply by their colour, such as blue topaz. With a Mohs hardness of 8, topazes can be set with yellow and rose gold settings to provide a stunning contrast for an eye-catching jewellery piece. Carrying a symbolism of peace, loyalty and eternal love, they make great choices for an engagement ring.
While rhodolite looks similar to ruby, or even garnets, this gemstone can be distinguished by its rich rose-to-raspberry tones with subtle purple variations. Believed to inspire love, kindness and compassion, this gem also pairs beautifully with a rose gold setting for a more romantic look. Plus, the rhodolite is a great alternative if you prefer an engagement ring with classic gemstone colours without having to choose the more expensive rubies.
Propose with a Petit Hue gemstone ring
While engagement rings have been the ultimate symbol of love for centuries, what makes gemstones even more special is that you get to pick out a couple colour that only you and your partner know about. Some gemstones are also designated as birthstones, which suit couples who are interested in the symbolism of associating their engagement ring with a particular month.
Weddings during the Covid-19 pandemic may be postponed and delayed but the search for the special ring continues. At SK Jewellery, we present our collection of Petit Hue rings, made from coloured gemstones to help you plan your proposal and celebrate your unique love story. Choose your favourite colour or pick a gemstone that holds a special meaning to your relationship!
For any modern, fashion-forward couple looking for contemporary jewellery, you will be impressed by our selection beyond just diamond rings and wedding bands. Book an appointment to visit any of our SK Jewellery showrooms and take a closer look at our colourful array of Petit Hue gemstone rings today!