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May 15, 2024 3 min read

While diamonds have long been the traditional choice for engagement rings, couples are increasingly turning to unique gemstones to express their individuality and create a truly one-of-a-kind pieces that reflect their personal style and love story. At Soha Diamond Co., we are proud to offer a variety of gemstones that can be used to create captivatingly unique engagement rings. Join us as we explore the enchanting world of gemstone engagement rings, from vibrant sapphires to dreamy alexandrite, and discover why these non-traditional options are capturing the hearts of modern couples. 

What is a sapphire engagement ring?

Sapphires have been revered for centuries for their timeless beauty and elegance. With their rich, velvety hues of pink, blue, yellow, and beyond, sapphire engagement rings exude sophistication and grace, making them a classic choice that never goes out of style. Sapphires have long been associated with love, loyalty, and fidelity, making them a fitting choice for engagement rings. The deep blue hues of a blue sapphire symbolize trust, honesty, and commitment, reflecting the enduring bond between two people embarking on a lifelong journey together. Sapphires offer endless possibilities in terms of style and design. Whether set in solitaire settings, vintage-inspired designs, or modern halo settings, these gems can be paired with various metals and accent stones to create a ring that perfectly reflects the style and personality of the wearer. The most common color variations of sapphires include: blue, pink, yellow, padparadscha, green, purple, orange, and even colorless, also known as white sapphires. 

What is an emerald gemstone engagement ring?

Emerald gemstone engagement rings are a stunning and distinctive choice for a couple seeking a symbol of timeless elegance and enduring love. Emeralds have a rich history steeped in legend, lore, and symbolism. Known as the “gemstone of Venus,” emeralds have long been associated with love, fertility, and rebirth. The lush green color of emeralds is believed to represent growth, renewal, and the eternal cycle of life. Emeralds are prized for their vivid green color, ranging from deep forest green to vibrant grass green. Some emeralds may have a slight blue undertone, resulting in a blue-green or teal hue. These emeralds can exhibit a captivating interplay of colors, with hints of both blue and green in different lighting. Emeralds may exhibit color zoning, where different areas of the gemstone display varying shades of green. This natural phenomenon can create interesting patterns and textures within the emerald, adding to its visual appeal. Intense coloration and natural brilliance make emerald engagement rings stand out from traditional diamond rings, adding a pop of color to the wearer’s hand. Unlike diamonds, which are common, emeralds are rarer and more unique gemstones. 

Are alexandrite engagement rings popular? 

Alexandrite engagement rings are a captivating and unique choice for couples seeking a symbol of rarity, beauty, and romance. One of the most remarkable qualities of alexandrite is its mesmerizing color-changing ability. In daylight or fluorescent light, alexandrite typically appears green or bluish-green, while under incandescent light, it transforms into shades of red, purple, or magenta. This enchanting color change phenomenon, known as the alexandrite effect, adds an element of magic and fascination to alexandrite engagement rings. Discovered in the Ural Mountains of Russia in the 19th century, alexandrite is now found in limited quantities in other parts of the world, including Brazil, Sri Lanka, and East Africa. Its rarity and exclusivity make alexandrite engagement rings a truly special and unique choice. Alexandrite is often associated with love, luck, and transformation. As a symbol of transformation and renewal, alexandrite engagement rings hold deep meaning for couples embarking on a new chapter of their lives together. Its vibrant hues and natural sparkle make alexandrite engagement rings stand out from traditional diamond engagement rings, offering an eye-catching alternative to those seeking something extraordinary. 

From the timeless elegance of sapphires, to the signature green of emeralds, and the color-changing alexandrite, gemstone engagement rings offer couples an opportunity to express their individuality and celebrate their love in a distinctive way. Each and every gemstone is unique in their own sense, and these non-traditional options for engagement rings allow couples to embrace the beauty of diversity, as well as create a meaningful piece that symbolizes their love story. 



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