Coloured stone engagement rings:
When we think of engagement rings, our mind goes straight to the traditional diamond. However, coloured stone engagement rings provide a beautiful and unique alternative. Coloured gemstones have seen a recent surge in popularity thanks to Hollywood stars, fashion magazines and Pinterest. Every possible colour of the rainbow is available in the many different gemstones on offer. From bold eye catching colours to delicate pastels, meaning there is a colour to suit everyone.
Aquamarines have proved an extremely popular choice at Andrew Mazzone Design Jewellers, with many couples opting to choose them for their engagement rings. Aquamarines have a large range of colours from pale translucent blue to mid-tone blues. People love aquamarines due to it’s stunning colour range, mimicking colours of the ocean and affordability. Aquamarine’s popularity exploded after Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s wedding where he gifted her his mother’s large emerald cut aquamarine set on a sparkling diamond band.
Andrew Mazzone said “ a coloured gemstone engagement ring is a fantastic way to create a truly unique and beautiful engagement ring.”
Sapphire was once the traditional choice for engagement rings with its strength—second only to diamond—incredible depth of colour and endless array of colours. The most popular colour is the stunning deep royal blue that sapphire is known for, however, sapphires also come in pink, yellow, orange, green and purple. The most valuable colour of sapphire is a rich cornflower blue that is even in colour. Sapphires have become extremely popular since Kate Middleton was given Princess Diana’s stunning deep blue engagement ring.
Natural emeralds of high quality have become exceptionally rare and can sometimes be more expensive than diamonds. The colour can vary from light green to a rich deep green but they are not as strong as sapphires or rubies achieving an 8 on the Mohs hardness scale. Emeralds almost always have inclusions within them which undergo a process known as oiling. Oiling is the process where oil is used to fill some imperfections within the emeralds. This treatment is widely used and accepted within the jewellery community. As most emeralds available these days have undergone treatments, it is important to have your ring cleaned professionally to ensure its longevity. Victoria Beckham has an eye catching large cushion cut emerald surrounded by sparkling pave set diamonds
From light pink to the deepest red, the ruby is the gemstone of romance. Ruby comes from the same family of gemstones as sapphire, corundum, so it shares the characteristics of strength and light dispersion. The only difference between the sapphire and ruby is the red colour, all other colours are known as Sapphires. Katy Perry was given a stunning oval ruby sparkler surrounded by stunning millgrain set round diamonds creating a flower effect.
At Andrew Mazzone’s Adelaide studio, we offer a large array of coloured gemstones to view at any time. We understand getting engaged is an incredibly special experience and we are here to help. Our free design service enables you to work with our talented team of gemologists, designers and consultants to create your dream one-of-a-kind ring.
Andrew Mazzone Design Jewellers is second generation, family owned manufacturing jeweller who have been custom making engagement and wedding rings for nearly 60 years.
Looking to get engaged? Want to discuss wedding bands? Let Andrew and his team guide you through the process.
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