is your girlfriend hinting that she’d love to get engagement?
Do you see all that engagement-ring-tornado coming your way but have no idea of how to act on that?
You wanna find THE ring, something outside the box, but you’re afraid of making all the wrong choices?
Well, look no further because I’ve been there, and I wanna help you tie that knot.
I’ve been working with gems for quite some years, and if you ask me, a colored engagement ring is the only way to think outside the box, a.k.a. White diamond solitaire ring.
Adding some color can make the ring less expensive if you choose well, and on top of that, it can ensure your engagement ring stands out from the crowd. It’s an excellent opportunity to make this meaningful occasion even more sentimental.
In this next coming weeks, I’m gonna be writing about this topic, and you’ll get all the tools you need to get you into the calm that comes after the storm.
Today I wanna start with answering a fundamental question: what’s a colored engagement ring?
In a moment I’ll tell you the answer to that question, I’ll let you know why this matters to you, and even give you a place to start looking.
But first, tell me, as you two were walking along your local mall, holding hands, and exchanging sweet words, has she ever told you something like the following:
- “Honey, look at that emerald. Don’t you think it’s gorgeous?”
- “On our wedding day, I wanna have blue all over. I also have blue eyes, and I think blue’s an amazing color. Don’t you?“
- “You know I’m nothing like any other girls, right love?“
Now, all these questions are already a hint that she might prefer a colored engagement ring. And by the way, the only way to answer correctly to all of those questions above is a quick, prominent, and reliable “Yes, honey! I do!” Anything short from that, and a new Atlantic tropical cyclone might be coming your way. 🙂
But jokes aside, today’s post is for you if:
- You’re contemplating getting engaged.
- You’re navigating the problematic decision of engagement ring buying.
- You’re hearing about colored engagement rings for the first time.
- You’re inexperienced with jewelry and need to understand what you’re up against.
It’s for guys like you that say:
“…nothing worries me more than buying an engagement ring (not even buying a car or a house). After visiting several jewelry stores I’m even more worried.” – SEAN
So, let’s get down to it.
What exactly is a colored engagement ring?
Simply put, it’s an engagement ring that comes with colored gemstones on it. Instead of having only white diamonds, it comes with a blue, green, red, or pink gem in the center. In some cases, you’ll find that the ring still has a white diamond in the center but then is surrounded or flanked by some other stones with color.
As simple as that definition might seem, it does make the decision of what to buy more difficult. That’s because colored gems come in all colors, and you now have a lot more options to go through.
One of the reasons why diamond engagement rings have been such a staple until now is because they’re an easier fix; a more straightforward fix to a problem every soon-to-get-engaged-man faces:
How can I find a ring she loves, that makes her happy, and gets her to say “YES! I do!“?
The jewelry industry hasn’t made it easy for men looking for color. Colored gemstones are complicated, and the sector lacks more structure in that area. On the other hand, the white diamonds industry, apart from the obvious massive marketing efforts, made it simpler.
They’ve created a simple system were 4 characteristics are said to be the most important, they’ve made them easy to understand, and they’ve been spreading their message for quite a while. Who here hasn’t heard about the 4C’s of diamond evaluation?
White diamond engagement rings have been the norm for quite some decades now, but women, like in many other aspects of our lives, are starting to change the rules of the game.
Over the past couple of years, it appears that those set to-be-wed have been ditching the standard crystal-clear diamond stone, and opting for colored stone engagement rings in a rainbow of hues. Sapphires, rubies, emeralds, and opals have been trending among this crowd.
But enough for one day.
I don’t want you getting all confused and even more stressed out about it.
I’ll wrap it up today with a link to a board I’ve created on Pinterest solely on colored engagement rings.
Feel free to start exploring and training your eye to some of the options out there.
In the meantime, I would love to get your questions.
Use the comments section below, and let me know what’s your #1 issue related to colored engagement rings.
I’ll do my best to give you a crystal-clear answer. Deal?
Until next time,