In a time when it’s no longer the social “requirement” to have a diamond engagement ring and the colors of sapphire and ruby have taken center stage in the bridal jewelry market, there still lies the decision as to what style of engagement ring to choose. This decision becomes difficult to answer with all of the possibilities to choose from, as well as the constant ebb and flow of engagement ring trends. There is one thing that we at The Natural Sapphire Company strongly believe will never change and that is classic style.
Whether you have a diamond as the center stone or the far more rare options like untreated ruby or sapphire; the 3-stone ring is truly a classic design of clean beauty and symmetry that will never go out of style. The 3-stone ring is occasionally linked to the symbolism of Past, Present, & Future, but the beauty is not in the symbolism of this design, but the incredible combinations of color you can have. Imagine a sapphire with ruby side stones, or a pink sapphire with yellow diamonds. The possibilities for customization of this classic design of simplicity are nearly endless.
For another classic design, and about as simple as one can get; the solitaire engagement ring endures as an optimal choice for popping the question with. While Tiffany made famous the raised prong setting for their diamonds, this technique works equal wonders for the rare beauty of sapphires and rubies. Leaving out the embellishment of diamonds, one can showcase the beauty of their chosen color, as well as shape and cut. Though round stones were always the norm for solitaire settings, the popularity of fancy gem shapes such as pear, cushion, and trillion continues to rise. Though a simple design, a solitaire sapphire engagement ring can be made unique and one of a kind with choices for metal color, prong shape, and of course the rare untreated gem that you choose.
A popular design since the engagement of Prince Charles to Princess Diana, and Prince William to Kate Middleton, as well as a classic design utilized for generations to frame the beauty of sapphires and rubies; the halo design is another style of engagement ring that like the 3-stone and the solitaire, will never go out of style. It is the stark contrast of the brilliant white diamonds against the rich hues of sapphire and ruby that make this design appealing for the eyes no matter what color your center stone is. If you have your heart set on a diamond for your center stone, consider then a colorful halo, like a floral wreath around the testament of your love. Without changing the subject it must be noted, color really does make everything better.
Last but not least, there is a strong trend towards antique and estate engagement rings, more often than not of the Art Deco and Art Nouveau aesthetic featuring combinations of strong lines, intricate detail, and floral engravings. Some people may not like the idea of a pre-worn ring, while others may understand the joy of continuing that engagement ring’s story of love and devotion. If you’re a part of the latter, then we have an ever growing collection of estate pieces at The Natural Sapphire Company to choose from. And if old jewelry isn’t your thing we have estate and antique inspired design that will send you back in time.
Should you still be unsure of what engagement ring design to choose, our website has every possibility of sapphire or ruby engagement ring style available to view and learn from. Once you see something you like, make an appointment to come see it in person. Our gemologists will be happy to answer any of your questions regarding sapphires, rubies, & ring design.