While white diamonds are the most popular gemstone used for engagement rings, this wasn’t always the case. In Victorian times, colorful engagement rings were more common than diamonds. More recently, Princess Diana’s engagement ring contains a sapphire as the center stone instead of a diamond. Besides being beautiful and unique, engagement rings that don’t use traditional white diamonds are also more cost-effective.

White diamonds are not rare in nature, their high price comes from a monopoly on diamonds by the De Beers company as well as clever marketing. It was this jewelry company that came up with the phrase “diamonds are forever”, and pushed the idea that every bride needed a diamond as part of her engagement ring. White diamonds are actually so common that most cheaper gemstones are actually harder to find in nature.

Using gemstones other than diamonds is a great way to personalize the engagement ring to fit your bride. Is she feminine and flirty? Try a ring made with rubies, morganite, or citrine. Is she bold and fashion-forward? Try a ring made with sapphire, emerald, or amethyst. Topaz is also a great engagement ring choice because it can come in almost any color.

96534

Gorgeous Women’s 10K Solid Yellow Gold Natural White Zircon And 1.6 Carat Ruby Size 7 Designer Ring

  • Auction ends July 15
  • Size: 7
  • Material:10k solid yellow gold
  • 14 natural white zircons for a total of 0.7 CTW of natural white zircon
  • Contains a single 1.6 carat ruby

 

96838

Stunning Women’s 10K Solid Yellow Gold Diamonds And 3.25 CTW Swiss Blue Topaz Size 7 Designer Ring

  • Auction ends July 14
  • Size: 7
  • Material: 10k solid yellow gold
  • 6 diamonds for a total of 0.03 CTW of diamond
  • Contains a single 3.25 carat Swiss blue topaz

 

96494

Gorgeous Women’s 10K Solid Yellow Gold 2.5 Carat Swiss Blue Topaz And Diamonds Size 7 Designer Ring

  • Auction ends July 15
  • Size: 7
  • Material: 10k solid yellow gold
  • 6 diamonds for a total of 0.03 CTW of diamond
  • Contains a single 3.5 carat Swiss blue topaz

 

63258

Beautiful Women’s 10K Yellow Gold Diamonds And 3 Carat Ruby Size 7 Designer Ring

  • Auction ends July 15
  • Size: 7
  • Material: 10k solid yellow gold
  • 22 diamonds for a total of 0.16 CTW of diamond
  • Contains a single 3 carat ruby

 

63152

Stunning Women’s 10K Solid Yellow Gold Diamonds And 5.25 Carat Amethyst Size 7 Designer Ring

  • Auction ends July 15
  • Size: 7
  • Material: 10k solid yellow gold
  • Contains a single 5.25 carat amethyst
  • 8 diamonds for a total of 0.06 CTW of diamond

 

63056

Elegant Women’s 10K White Gold Diamonds And 6.6 Carat Sapphire Size 7 Designer Ring

  • Auction ends July 14
  • Size: 7
  • Material: 10k solid white gold
  • 8 diamonds for a total of 0.06 CTW of diamond
  • Contains a single 6.6 carat sapphire

 

63007

Gorgeous Women’s 10K White Gold Diamonds And 6.5 Carat Sapphire Size 7 Designer Ring

  • Auction ends July 15
  • Size: 7
  • Material: 10k solid white gold
  • 8 diamonds for a total of 0.06 CTW of diamond
  • Contains a single 6.5 carat sapphire

 

35226

Gorgeous Women’s 10K Solid Yellow Gold 16 Diamonds And 5.6 Carat Mystic Topaz Size 7 Designer Ring

  • Auction ends July 15
  • Size: 7
  • Material: 10k solid yellow gold
  • 16 diamonds for a total of 0.071 CTW of diamond
  • Contains a single 5.6 carat mystic topaz

 

35222

Beautiful Women’s 10K White Gold 6.8 Carat Aquamarine And 0.125 CTW Diamond Ring – Size 7

  • Auction ends July 15
  • Size: 7
  • Material: 10k solid white gold
  • Contains a single 6.8 carat aquamarine
  • 18 diamonds for a total of 0.125 CWT of diamond

 

32048

Stunning Women’s 14K Solid Yellow Gold 2 Carat Black Diamond Size 7 Solitaire Designer Ring

  • Auction ends July 14
  • Size: 7
  • Material: 14k solid yellow gold
  • Contains a single 2 carat black diamond

 

1826

Extravagant Women’s Solid 14K White Gold 38 Diamonds and 1.512 Carat Aquamarine Size 7 Ring

  • Auction ends July 15
  • Size: 7
  • Material: 14k solid white gold
  • Contains a single 1.512 carat aquamarine
  • 38 diamonds for a total of 0.087 CTW of diamond

 

96555

Stunning Women’s 10K Solid White Gold 0.17 CTW 34 Diamonds And 1 Carat Emerald Size 7 Designer Ring

  • Auction ends July 14
  • Size: 7
  • Material: 10k solid white gold
  • 34 diamonds for a total of 0.17 CTW of diamond
  • Contains a single 1 carat emerald

 

63192

Stunning Women’s 10K Solid Yellow Gold Diamonds And 7 Carat Swiss Blue Topaz Size 7 Designer Ring

  • Auction ends July 14
  • Size: 7
  • Material: 10k solid yellow gold
  • 4 diamonds for a total of 0.03 CTW of diamond
  • Contains a single 7 carat Swiss blue topaz

 

35311

Stunning Women’s 10K Solid Yellow Gold 4.09 CTW Sapphire And 0.14 CTW 20 Diamonds Size 7 Designer Ring

  • Auction ends July 14
  • Size: 7
  • Material: 10k solid yellow gold
  • 20 diamonds for a total of 0.14 CTW of diamond
  • 3 sapphires for a total of 4.09 CTW of sapphire

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