When you think of your wedding day, you have in mind the perfect ring, dress, and an event to match. A lot of couples think of the ring’s design, the metal, the settings, and the little intricate details most people will be unable to notice until they see it up close. There are several ways to make your ring special, and one of the best ways is to have a custom ring made just for you.
If you really want to get outside of the box, then custom wedding rings with colored stones are sure to set you apart.
What Are Colored Stones?
A gemstone, also referred to as a colored stone is a mineral used to make jewelry and other ornaments when it is cut and polished. Colored stones make beautiful jewelry and are available in a variety of colors. The most common stones are ruby, which is red in color and turquoise a teal colored stone.
When picking custom wedding rings, couples can use gemstones to represent different occasions and times in their love journey. For example, they can pick rings whose gem represent the month they met, their favorite vacation spot, or the most significant thing about either of them.
The most famous colored gemstones to use on your wedding ring:
- Ruby: This is the most renowned gemstone and one of the most valued, which makes it a perfect custom bridal jewelry stone. Ruby has excellent Mohs hardness, which makes it durable. Its vibrant red can transcend from beep blood red to a pinkish red. This gemstone gets its color from chromium. Ancient Indian language refers to a ruby as ‘ratnaraj’ which means king of precious stones. Custom wedding rings made from this stone are bound to impress your partner and your guests in equal measure.
- Sapphire: All other corundum gemstones, apart from ruby, are referred to as sapphire. The main component in this stone is alumina. Blue sapphire stone is the most famous in this class. It has small amounts of titanium and iron which give it it’s color. Other colored sapphire stones come in pink, yellow, white, green, and even multiple colors. If you are looking for bridal Jewelry to impress with, then a sapphire will do the trick.
- Emerald: Emerald are unique stones, a type of beryl with a touch of aquamarine. They are green in color with a variety of meaning attached to them. Emerald is associated with fertility and a happy marriage, perfect for personalized bridal jewelry. They are also associated with royalty as the Egyptian ruler Cleopatra was known for her love for Emerald. It is a sign of status and power and is still a favorite for royal families with Queen Victoria and Princess Diana flaunting their Emerald.
- Garnet: Garnets are red in color and derive their name from the Greeks who thought they resemble a ripe, red pomegranate seed. Garnet usually comes in a variety of shades including blue and green and is the January birthstone. The meaning attached to garnets is passion, friendship, and loyalty, the perfect ingredients for a happy marriage. You can either buy garnet custom wedding rings as a sign of passion, friendship or loyalty or use it to symbolize a special person’s birth month. Green garnets are rare and generally the most expensive compared to their red counterparts, which are readily available in most jewelry stores.
- Morganite: Morganite is also a beryl stone like aquamarine and emeralds. They come in different shades of pink, the most recognizable being salmon. Their color is usually flashy and not strong. They are sometimes referred to as pink-emerald since they come from the same mineral as emeralds. On a wedding band, this jewelry is said to bring inspiration and longevity of love. Traditionally, morganite is a birthstone.
Since its color is usually soft, rings with a more vibrant shade of pink are more expensive. The cut and clarity of a stone contribute immensely on the color you see on a ring. Longer morganite is familiar in the market, which makes a wedding ring with a higher carat morganite not necessarily expensive. If your bride prefers an understated style, she will definitely fall in love with this stone.
38 million American buy fine jewelry or watches every year, so don’t hesitate to go for custom wedding rings to give your bands a unique touch.