These Colored Engagement Rings Will Make You Forget All About Diamonds
The wedding industry might be doing its very best to convince us that we need a diamond engagement ring, but there's been a serious uptick in colored gemstones when it comes to engagement ring trends. Kate Middleton definitely played a part in the popularity of sapphires, but emeralds and rubies also make an appearance in our gallery. Don't want to stray too far into costume jewelry? That's where colored diamonds come in. You could even opt for a raw diamond for something totally unique.
Why opt for a gemstone? Well, there's the obvious answer that you usually get more bang for your buck. Of course, if you pick a huge, rare sapphire, you'll still pay millions, but a large aquamarine or tanzanite is going to cost much less than a diamond of a similar size. Not every bride wants the traditional engagement solitaire, and given that it's a piece that's worn every single day for the rest of someone's life, it's far better to go for a gemstone in a color that they love and will cherish forever. Scroll through our gallery of gorgeous colored gemstone engagement rings (including some celebrity picks) for some inspiration that includes every shade of the rainbow.