Popular Coloured Gems For An Engagement Ring

Could diamonds be on their way out?

Probably not, but there has been a rise in popularity over the past few years of alternative coloured stones gracing the lefthand ring fingers of newly engaged brides. Maybe it’s a millennial thing or just a sign or the times, either way, this is one trend that can’t easily be ignored. Even the Duchess of Cambridge has a massive sapphire on her ring finger!

Although this trend is popular with the 20 to 30’s crowd, a unique stone makes the perfect option for a second-time bride looking for something extra special and different. Even other celebs like Halle Berry, Jessica Simpson, and Olivia Wilde to name a few, don vibrant coloured sparklers instead of the traditional diamond. So, will we be seeing more and more of this colourful trend? We don’t think it’s disappearing anytime soon.

Take a look at the gorgeous gems below and the meaning behind each of these coloured gems.


Meaning: Wisdom, royalty, purity and protection.

Sara Weir via Style Me Pretty


Meaning: Balance, peace, and healing.

Kurtz Orpia via Style Me Pretty


Meaning: Unity, compassion, and unconditional love.

via Pinterest 


Menaing: Promise, compassion, and divine love.

via Pinterest


Meaning: Passion, protection, and prosperity.



Meaning: Love, hope, innocence and purity.

Angela Newton Roy via Style Me Pretty



Feature Image: :Eileen Liu Photography via Style Me Pretty

Ally Vogl

Ally is the Content and Social Media Exec here at WeddingDates HQ. Beyond being obsessed with all things weddings, she loves a good cup of coffee and splurging on beauty products.

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