Gemstone Ring Proposal Guide
Love really is a splendid thing, and what better way to celebrate togetherness than to propose to your significant other? An engagement proposal is a cause for great excitement, as you tell the world just how much you love with one another, and confirm your intention to wed. Your proposal should be special, so we put together a little ring proposal guide, highlighting gemstone engagement rings!
Engagement Proposal Ideas
Your engagement proposal should be all about love, and it should definitely be something you will both remember and treasure forever. You can go for brash and bold, small and intimate, or something in between.
Public proposals can work wonderfully well, and popping the question in your favorite restaurant or at a celebrated landmark can add excitement (expect claps and cheers from bystanders)!
If you prefer to keep it more private, you could cook a romantic meal at home, play your favorite songs, and wait for the perfect moment to propose.
Purchasing an Engagement Ring
Tradition dictates getting down on one knee and surprising your intended with a little heart-shaped box containing a diamond engagement ring. Whilst we think this will put a smile on the face of any fiancé(e)-to-be, there are other options to consider.
Instead of shopping solo, you could go shopping together after the engagement proposal. Wedding rings can then be purchased at the same time, allowing you to find rings that complement one another. Happy couples can browse together and choose pretty gemstone engagement rings and striking gemstone wedding rings to match.
How about a "non-conventional" approach?
You can also give some thought to the type of engagement ring you would like to buy. Instead of conventional diamonds how about colored or vintage gemstone rings? A blue gemstone such as a London Blue Topaz or Aquamarine can look dazzling. Similarly, green gemstones such as Peridot look just as spectacular when set in a beautiful band.
The key is to get to know your gemstones, and thankfully you don’t have to be an expert in gems to do that.
The 4C’s: Color, Cut, Clarity, and Carat
The 4C’s color, cut, clarity, and carat each play a part in determining the value of the gem.
- The color (hue) is considered important, and rare colors are high in value e.g. in the blue topaz family, London Blue Topaz, with its deep blue hue and touch of green or gray, is considered very valuable.
- The cut refers to the quality of the gemstone’s angles and proportions, its symmetry, and how well its finished. Gems can be cut in numerous shapes, such as oval, and cushion cuts. The cut impacts on the look and sparkle.
- Clarity wise, eye-clean gems carry a higher price, but when it comes to colored gemstones, inclusions (or flaws) aren’t always noticeable. Therefore, flaws within a stone like Ruby, won't necessarily detract from the charm of the gem.
- The carat of the gem refers to its weight – the bigger the carat, the more expensive the price tag. This saying applies to all gemstones, including white and colored diamonds.
With Clarity Ring Selection
At With Clarity, we offer a wide range of striking gemstone engagement rings. A majority of our gemstone rings can hold 0.5 to 2.0 carats. To add more customization options, we offer 14kt and 18kt in white/yellow/rose gold and platinum. Gather some inspiration below!
Classic and elegant, solitaire rings have a central stone, providing a striking focal point.
Solitaire Amethyst Ring
The Solitaire Amethyst Ring is set in a 14kt white gold band, and the starting cost is $370.
Lily Peridot Ring
There’s also the Lily Peridot Ring with its exquisite green stone and 14kt white gold band, this beautiful ring will set you at $600.
Halo rings are fashionable and glamourous. They increase the perceived size and sparkle of the gem, and the style is defined by a halo of accent stones encircling the central stone.
Plain Shank Halo London Blue Topaz Ring
One of our popular styles, the Plain Shank Halo London Blue Topaz Ring at $940. This lovely ring can hold up to a 2.0 carat London blue topaz in a 14kt white gold band.
Tapered Halo Black Diamond Ring
Another stunner is the Tapered Halo Black Diamond Ring, at $1220 the ring features a 14kt white carat band with a striking circular black gem.
Traditional simplicity meets unique looks, resulting in classic rings proving popular with many. These rings typically have accent diamonds on the band to add a special touch.
Traditional Pave Peridot Ring
Two popular designs from With Clarity include the Traditional Pave Peridot Ring which costs $700 and features a 0.50 carat green peridot at its center and a diamond-encrusted 14kt white gold band.
Classic Rising Amethyst Ring
There’s also the Classic Rising Amethyst Ring at $880. This one also has a 14kt white gold band but sports a pretty purple amethyst at its center.
With their modish looks, contemporary rings are on-trend and unique. They often have striking features and come in artistic shapes.
Tapered Black Diamond Ring
Take a look at the Tapered Black Diamond ring ($1050) with its shaped 14kt white gold band and oval 0.50 carat black diamond.
Weaving Diamond Pave London Blue Topaz Ring
Or perhaps the Weaving Diamond Pave London Blue Topaz ring priced at $950, with its distinctive weaving 14kt white gold band and stunning blue topaz.
Three Stone Rings:
Finally, we have three stone rings, symbolizing the past, present, and future. Bold and truly eye-catching these rings will demonstrate the strength of your love and commitment.
Three Stone Baguette Aquamarine Ring
The Three Stone Baguette Aquamarine ring is a real beauty. The ring costs $1090 and features a 0.50 carat oval aquamarine set in a 14kt white gold band.
Three Stone Baguette Moissanite Ring
The Three Stone Baguette Moissanite ring is also worth a look. It will set you back $1040 and comprises of a pretty 0.50 round moissanite set in a 14k white gold band.
Affordable Gemstone Rings--Budget-friendly & Beautiful!
Unique gemstone rings certainly stand out from the crowd. Colored stones are not as conventional as diamonds, but they have grown steadily in popularity. At less per carat than diamonds, gemstone rings are a good buy, so you can get more for your money. There are many affordable gemstones to choose from, including London Blue Topaz, Peridot, and Amethyst.
Gemstone rings are less expensive to buy online due to the way precious stones are sold and distributed. By shopping online, you'll be able to browse a large selection and compare prices. If you are going to save money buying a beautiful engagement ring you could both get one!