In my opinion, you can never go wrong with a colorless diamond ring. But some girls want a center stone that more colorfully reflects their unique style and personality. While diamonds come in many fabulous colors, the exact hue and size you may want might be out of budget. Other color gemstones can be striking too ~ and there are many to choose from. The right stone with the right color will speak to you. You kind of choose each other in a way.
Color by Numbers
A fancy colored natural or lab-grown diamond will always be your most durable option. The next best choice is a sapphire. Both diamonds and sapphires come in a rainbow of colors and are durable enough for everyday wear. Of course, there are a lot of other gorgeous color gemstones that I love to work with. But some aren’t durable enough for an engagement ring. Not to worry. If you have your eye on a specific color gemstone that isn’t a durable option, I’ll help you find the color you want in a more long-lasting alternative.
Gemstones are ranked by their durability on the Mohs Hardness Scale. Diamonds are a 10 out of 10, Sapphires and Rubies are a 9, Alexandrites are an 8.5, Spinels and Topaz are an 8. Any gemstone ranked below a 7 will scratch more easily and won’t hold up when worn daily.
First Things First
My best advice is to keep an open mind. You might find the perfect color in a slightly different shape than you originally planned. If the shape is the most important thing to you, then consider looking at other color gemstones in that shape. You might find another color to fall in love with. We will then work together to build your ring around your center stone to showcase its natural beauty and color.
Take the First Step. I’m excited to help you! Contact me today to get started