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The symbolism of coloured gemstone engagement rings

When it comes to engagement rings, traditional thinking is that it will showcase a dazzling diamond. However, more and more couples are now opting for coloured gemstones as the beautiful subject, and for good reason. Not only does a gemstone bear magical characteristics, each holds emotive and symbolic meanings that carry an abundance of romance. At Browns, we love gemstones, and think they make for truly unique engagement rings with a gorgeous twist. Read our guide on coloured gemstone engagement rings, discover what they symbolise, and explore some top picks from our new Rainbow Collection   Dreamy Tanzanite  A Tanzanite ring is a perfect choice for those wishing to have a prosperous marriage with spiritual communication. Found only in Tanzania’s Merelani Hills, East Africa, this captivating gemstone is rarer than diamond. The beautiful green and violet tones of the Tanzanite are offset by a surrounding halo of diamonds in this stunning ring, crafted from 18ct white and yellow gold. The gemstone is said to bring eternal honesty and spiritual knowledge, which is perfect for good communication and problem-solving. Furthermore, its positive self-awakening qualities will bring light and positivity to those who wear it.    [caption id="attachment_1852" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Green Tanzanite & Diamond Ring - £2,495[/caption]   Majestic morganite  As a heart chakra stone, Morganite carries the energy of divine love and compassion, helping to maintain and grow the relationships of those around it. Not only this, but the blushy pink stone inspires an awareness that life’s misfortunes serve as a purpose for spiritual growth. When used in an engagement ring, morganite brings peace and confidence to relationships. This catalyst for growth and love showcases a sophisticated and sparkling morganite, paired with single dazzling diamonds on either side, with rose gold metal for added romance.   [caption id="attachment_1853" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Oval Morganite & Diamond Ring - £1,295[/caption]   Sanguine sapphire Sapphire has long been sought after as one of the most popular gemstones. It was prized and worn by talisman in the Middle Ages, protecting the wearer from witchcraft, while also being used as a remedy for poison. Its fame and beauty has resulted in it being long favoured by royalty, most notably by Princess Diana and Kate Middleton. The orange colouring of this spectacular ring signifies great strength and fortitude, and will bring increased energy to the wearer. With the stunning centre-piece gemstone outlined by diamonds, this 18ct yellow gold ring represents the perfect symbol of loyalty and power in your relationship.  [caption id="attachment_1854" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Orange Sapphire & Diamond Ring - £1,395[/caption]   Affectionate aquamarine   An aquamarine is simply beautiful. It's dreamy and vivid blue colouring unsurprisingly links to the ocean, with a history of sailors using the stone as protection. Not only does this gem offer affection, fidelity and eternal love, but in an engagement ring, it serves as a reminder to express your love to each other on a daily basis. This stunning band makes for a perfect and affordable engagement ring if you have an aquamarine in mind. Crafted from 18ct white gold, this example showcases a bright step-cut aquamarine, accented by two round brilliant sparkling diamonds. If your soul belongs to the sea, or perhaps you’re planning a seaside proposal, this is your ideal, meaningful choice.  [caption id="attachment_1855" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Aquamarine & Diamond Ring - £395[/caption]   Romantic ruby  A ruby engagement ring is possibly the most romantic choice of all, with the rich red tones representing love and passion. This luscious and extremely rare stone is said to open the heart, and is historically believed to bestow love and good fortune. Closely linked to the sun, ruby possesses many of its energetic properties and instils passion and power to those who wear it. This 18ct white gold ring is simply magical with its partnership of a vivid red ruby and diamonds - the perfect statement gift to a soulmate.   [caption id="attachment_1856" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Ruby & Diamond Cluster Ring - £3,950[/caption]   Lucky emerald  Emerald makes a special engagement ring, not only for its magnificent vibrant green hue, but for its association with a successful marriage. Emerald brings growth, wisdom and patience, and has a connection to love that is considered to help fertility. The glorious ‘spring-like’ stone serves as the perfect lucky-charm for those wishing for a happy marriage. This gorgeous engagement ring has been crafted from 18ct white gold and features a natural emerald collet, set off beautifully by bright white diamonds at either side.   [caption id="attachment_1857" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Diamond & Emerald Ring - £1,120[/caption]   At Browns, we’re proud to offer a beautiful range of coloured gemstone engagement rings to help make your proposal unique and symbolise your eternal love. Don’t forget, we’re here to help, so don’t hesitate to get in touch or pop into your nearest store.