Colored Stones Vs. Diamonds: Which To Choose

vintage diamond ringEach bride to be wants a wonderfully unique ring to show off to everyone. They want a ring that will shout out to people that you think she is the most beautiful, special girl in the world. And, with all the different diamonds and colored stones out there, you are sure to find the perfect set and cut for her engagement ring that will make her feel like a princess.

But, how do you choose between a traditional diamond and a colored stone for her engagement ring?

There are many different factors that go into choosing a stone that will show how much you love her. As with any diamond, a colored stone is also governed by the four “C’s”, cut, clarity, carat, and color. So, you can use the same rules for colored stones that you use for diamonds to help make your search easier. Some modern brides today want a very unique ring that no one else has. So, colored stones are becoming more and more popular.

Not only the colored diamonds, but sapphires, rubies, and emeralds are all popular choices in stones for engagement rings. When you are looking at colored stones for your girl’s ring, remember that the more muted the color of the stone, the less expensive it will be. The brighter the primary color, the more money you will be paying for it.

If she has a favorite color and that is how you want to choose her stone, here is a small list of the different colors of stones that are available for you to choose from:

For a deep red stone, choose: rubies, spinels, or garnets.

For a baby pink stone, choose: rubies, topaz, or sapphires.

For an orange stone, choose: sapphires, spinel, topaz, zircon, tourmaline, or fire opals.

For a rich purple stone, choose: garnet, sapphires, jadeite, and amethysts.

For a brilliant green stone, choose: emeralds, sapphires, nephrite, or peridots.

For a beautiful blue stone, choose: sapphires, spinels, lapis, topaz, or aquamarine.

For a sunny yellow stone, choose: sapphires, amber, garnets, or citrine.

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From the small section of stones that are listed above, you can see that there are many different types of stones that come in a variety of colors that you can choose from when you are picking her ring. The perk to knowing this, is that you can sometimes find that beautiful color that you want without spending the money of the most precious stone as you can find the same color in a different type of stone for less money.

Many of the newest discoveries in colors of stones are lab created, but they are also more brilliant when it comes to color, and lab created stones are also less expensive as well.

No matter what color or type of stone you choose for her wedding ring or engagement ring, you are sure to show her just how much you love her and how much thought that you have put into finding that perfect color for her.

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