Gemstones are a topic unto themselves and the sheer variety of options that can be used in your jewelry are nearly unlimited. We could talk forever about the variety of colors, texture, and quality of gemstones available on the market, however, what we are going to focus on today are the most commonly used gemstones here at DBK, and the guidelines used to evaluate colored gemstones.
Colored gemstones like diamonds are graded on the international 4C’s scale developed by GIA in the 1940’s. Unlike diamonds however, gemstones are graded more so on the rarity of certain features. For instance, gems that feature strong hues and deep colors are much rarer than slightly off-color stones. However, when designing the perfect piece, many times personal preference plays a large part in what is desirable and the DBK team will work with you to find the right gemstone for you.
Some of the most commonly used colored gemstones in engagement rings tend to be rubies, sapphires, and emeralds. Whether you use a colored gemstone as a center stone or as an accent to a beautiful diamond, there are many options to suit your varied tastes. When designing other pieces of jewelry such as earrings, right handed rings, push gifts, or anniversary pieces colored gemstones allow you to create unique and interesting pieces. Come let DBK help you find the stone of your dreams and give you a truly personalized jewelry experience.
Benefits of Selecting a Colored Gem Stone Over a Diamond for An Engagement Ring:
Colored Gem Stones are sometimes considered over a diamond for an engagement ring for a few reasons:
- Less Expensive: Pricewise they tend to be less expensive than a natural diamond.
- Uniqueness: Diamonds are 90% of the time used for engagement rings. Using a colored gem stone is unique and some people want to be different with their engagement ring. They often consider using a colored diamond such as a yellow diamond or another colored gem stone.
- Preference: At the end of the day, the purchase of an engagement ring is to signify a certain love and unity for a couple. It is each and every couple and situations preference as to how they want to signify this beautiful start to a life together.