Sapphire engagement rings, as well as engagement rings made with other gemstones, are becoming more popular than ever before. The traditional diamond engagement ring still rules the proverbial roost, but other gems are also gaining in popularity. Sapphire engagement rings are seeing a significant rise in purchase as are diamond and sapphire engagement rings, and engagement rings sporting rubies, amethysts, aquamarines, and other stones either set alone or in addition to diamonds.
Engagement rings with sapphires and diamonds are particularly attractive as the white diamonds and the blue of the sapphire have a natural balance together. The same can be said of the contrast between rubies and diamonds. Other stones that complement diamonds include onyx and opal. Fancy colored diamonds can mix well with other gemstones as well. Any combination of these gemstones will look beautiful on your hand.
Diamond and Sapphire Engagement Ring In Platinum
Sapphires and diamonds together always look beautiful, but a sapphire or tanzanite stone mounted on a white gold or platinum ring is particularly attractive. Platinum rings are popular due to the value of the material, of course, but also because diamonds, sapphires, onyx, and even opals look absolutely stunning when set in platinum rings. A princess cut diamond and sapphire engagement rings set in platinum can be one of the most beautiful pieces of jewelry you can hope to see.
Opening the Doors for Other Gemstones
With the popularity of the diamond and sapphire engagement ring, the overall rules for engagement rings have changed. It no longer has to be a diamond ring. In addition to sapphires, emerald engagement rings are not uncommon and moissanite, a diamond substitute, is gaining popularity not just as a lower cost alternative to diamonds, but as a gem itself. Traditional diamond engagement rings are not going away any time soon, but the changes in acceptability have simply afforded more options to the young couple that may be looking to create their own traditions. For those that want to be a little different there are now perfectly acceptable choices in ruby, emerald, aquamarine, and, of course, sapphire engagement rings.