The Color of Romance – Colored Stone Engagement Rings
Diamond engagement Rings Take a Backseat against Colored Gemstones Magic-Celebrities experiment with Colored Gemstones with Flair & Style.
The Royal wedding was the flavour of the first half of the year and the toast of the event was the lovely Kate Middleton who carried off Late Princess Diana’s 18 carat Blue sapphire and diamond engagement ring with quite a flourish. The now Duchess of Cambridge may infact have fired a trend here with a coloured stone engagement ring! Also worth here a mention is the engagement ring presented to Duchess of York, Sarah Ferguson by Prince Andrew, which was a stupendous ruby surrounded by diamonds.
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While diamonds of various cuts and colours rule the roost when it comes to wedding and engagement jewellery across the world, especially among the who’s who, of late, colored gemstone engagement rings seem to be gaining favour.
Coloured gemstones have tremendous visual appeal and can mesmerize the beholder with their amazing vibrancy and richness. All it takes is a design that does justice to the coloured gemstone.
Just take a look at the gorgeous 5 carat ruby, flanked by two diamonds in Jessica Simpson’s engagement ring. The ring is a Neil Lane creation, a designer who is also known to experiment with pink and yellow diamonds for bridal couture jewellery.
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Then there is the screen goddess Penelope Cruz who sports a three carats blue sapphire, set amid diamonds ring. Diamonds are often used as accent stones around precious colored gemstones as they enhance the color of the gemstone manifold and help bring out its natural beauty.
There is also the five carat plus yellow diamond engagement ring of the one time American Idol winner and country singer Carrie Underwood that makes a case for colored gemstone rings to grab the shine from the traditional diamonds. As the taste for the exquisite grows and the pockets run deeper, coloured gemstones have the potential for satisfying the demands of this new market.
Tradition aside there is also something of a joy for the rule breaker, the ones who like to live it a little more edgy, just like Carmen Electra’s Black Diamond ring. Notwithstanding all the superstitions attached to the black diamonds, she rather flaunts her rock that proclaims her being in a league of her own!
While the royals may have had a bias for colored stone engagement rings, the interest of people everywhere in the colored gemstones is getting piqued. And this gives the colored gemstone industry lots to look forward to.
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