Latest Jewelry News

India Moves to Take Custody of Accused Jeweler Who Fled to Britain

NY Times Jewels and Jewelries - Mon, 08/20/2018 - 16:48
Indian authorities are seeking the extradition of Nirav Modi, whose designs have been worn by Kate Winslet and Naomi Watts. He is accused of defrauding banks of $2 billion.
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7 Rings Inspired by Ariana Grande’s Engagement Ring

Brilliant Earth - Fri, 08/03/2018 - 16:04

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We can’t get enough of Ariana Grande’s gorgeous engagement ring from fiancé Pete Davidson!

Pear shaped diamonds, or “teardrop diamonds”, are named for their unique shape, one that features both a rounded and pointed end. This distinctive combination of the classic round cut with the stylish marquise diamond shape gives it an elegant and elongated appearance that is sure to stand out—making a pear engagement ring perfect for the celebrity bride-to-be. Ariana is joining the likes of other noteworthy celebrities with pear engagement rings, like Margot Robbie, Victoria Beckham, Paris Hilton, Cardi B, and Sophie Turner.

Ariana’s ring features a fancy cut pear-shaped diamond of just over 3 carats, surrounded by a delicate diamond halo and set on a band accented with pavé diamonds.  While the engagement may have been quick, this is a ring that will stand the test of time.

“Pear sparklers are turning into a true star this summer,” we told The Knot, “We’ve found that in the last year, pear-shaped diamonds have grown almost three times faster than traditional round diamonds.”

If you love pear diamond rings like Ariana Grande’s as much as we do, discover some similar designs below!

Waverly Diamond Ring

This sparkling halo setting features beautiful scalloped pavé diamonds that encircle the center gem and adorn the band. A diamond-encrusted gallery makes this ring truly spectacular.

Odessa Diamond Ring

An intricate halo of pavé-set diamonds embraces and accentuates the center gem of this brilliant ring. French pavé diamond accents on the band add a truly dazzling effect.

Joy Diamond Ring

A glittering softened halo of diamonds surrounds the center gem in this elegant setting. A scalloped pavé split-shank band adds a stylish, dazzling effect.

Luxe Sienna Halo Diamond Ring

Elegant French pavé-set diamonds form a stunning halo, surrounding the center gem in a ring of brilliant light. Dazzling diamond accents adorn the band and gallery for a truly glamorous effect.

Lotus Flower Diamond Ring with Side Stones

A subtle floral diamond halo blooms around the center gem in this exquisite ring. Dazzling diamond accents adorn the band for a truly glamorous effect.

Vienna Diamond Ring

This beautiful setting features scalloped pavé diamonds that rise up the gallery and encircle the center gem in a halo of luminous sparkle.

Final Thoughts

Do you like the look of pear shaped diamonds? Do you love Ariana’s Ring? Let us know in the comments below or on our Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter!

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6 Rings like Karlie Kloss’s Engagement Ring

Brilliant Earth - Thu, 08/02/2018 - 17:12

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Model and entrepreneur Karlie Kloss is sporting a new accessory!

Last week, Karlie announced her engagement via Instagram to her boyfriend Josh Kushner. Since her announcement, Karlie’s shared photos showcasing her gorgeous engagement ring—and we were excited to share our thoughts on all the details!

Town & Country sought out Brilliant Earth for our expert opinion, and we shared that the ring’s “center diamond appears to be a cushion cut that weighs between seven and eight carats” and estimated that “the ring costs between $200,000 and $500,000, depending on the quality and characteristics of the center stone.”
Kloss’s engagement ring is classically beautiful and sophisticated. It showcases a sparkling diamond set on a delicate band embellished with glittering pavé diamonds. Cushion cut diamonds have been sought after for centuries due to their enduring elegance. Especially popular in classic, halo, and antique style settings, a cushion cut center diamond is an elegant choice.

We told TIME, “Kloss’s ring falls in line with a consistent trend of particularly fancy cut diamonds set on delicate diamond bands. We’ve seen this trend in model Hailey Baldwin’s engagement ring from Justin Bieber and singer Ariana Grande’s from comedian Pete Davidson.”

Want to get Karlie’s engagement ring look? Discover our favorite lookalike rings below!

Viviana


This classic engagement ring features sparkling scalloped pavé diamonds that extend three-fourths of the way around the ring. A diamond adorned gallery and graceful claw prongs embrace the center cushion cut diamond.

Luxe Ballad

This classic engagement ring features sparkling scalloped pavé diamonds that extend three-fourths of the way around the ring. The center gem appears to float above the delicate band.

Valencia


Micro-pavé diamonds shimmer from every angle of this petite domed engagement ring, which features a diamond adorned gallery and graceful claw prongs that embrace the center gem.

Lissome


Scalloped pavé diamonds embellish the top of the band and gallery in this classically beautiful engagement ring. The shoulders rise to a cathedral setting and showcase a center gemstone secured by chic claw prongs.

Sienna Diamond Ring

This glamorous ring secures the center gem with elegant claw prongs and features French pavé diamonds, a setting style that allows light to reach the diamonds from multiple angles and enhances their sparkle.

Demi Diamond Ring


This elegant engagement ring features a glittering hidden halo of diamonds that wraps around the center gem. A petite band complements the gallery for an elegant, chic look.

Final Thoughts

Do you love the look of cushion cut diamonds? Which celebrity engagement ring is your favorite? Let us know in the comments below or on our Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter!

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The History and Meaning of August’s Birthstone

Brilliant Earth - Wed, 08/01/2018 - 18:56

 

Vibrant yellow-green peridot is the birthstone for those born in the month of August. Known as a symbol of opportunity and prosperity, peridot is beloved by many. Read on to discover what makes peridots so enchanting.

PERIDOT GEMOLOGY

Peridot is a rare gemstone that only occurs naturally in one color. It is a form of Olivine (think olive green), a mineral composed of magnesium and iron.  With the inclusion of outside elements, certain gemstones can occur in every color of the rainbow. The August birthstone, however, only comes in subtle shades of green. It will never be blue, red, purple, orange, or anything else! It is unique in its specificity.

All peridots came to exist on Earth in one of two ways: they either formed deep underground at high temperatures or caught a ride on flaming meteorites (called pallasite meteorites). Peridot from asteroids is extremely rare and valuable, but lucky for us, the United States has a steady supply of peridots made underground. Brilliant Earth sources our stunning peridots from the San Carlos Reservation in Arizona, where Native American community members revere the land and use low-impact mining techniques. These gemstones provide Native Americans with safe, secure livelihoods in an otherwise isolated area.

PERIDOT BIRTHSTONE HISTORY AND MEANING

Peridots have been steeped in myth for thousands of years. Pliny the Elder (23-79 AD), an ancient naturalist, first recorded the existence of peridot on a small island off the coast of Egypt. He originally called the stone “topazios” and described it as a gem that was commonly green but also occurred with yellowish tones. He named that island Topazios, after the gem, but it was later renamed St. John’s Island or Zabargad. This island was closely guarded by the ancient Egyptians because it was thought to be the site of priceless treasures. It is widely believed that some of Cleopatra’s famous emeralds were actually peridots!

The Egyptians called peridot the “gem of the sun,” and some thought that it protected against nightmares. It was also believed to bring the wearer confidence, power, and general good luck and health. Peridots are also closely connected to the Hawaiian culture—they are thought to be the tears of the volcano goddess Pele. The sand on the Big Island’s Papakolea Beach is a rare and beautiful green hue due to a high content of crushed olivine.

AUGUST BIRTHSTONE JEWELRY

Peridot ranges in color from yellowish lime green to deep, earthy olive tones, making them a very sought after jewelry choice. These gemstones are a wonderful option for those who love green gemstones but are looking for an option at a lower price point than emeralds. Certain shades of peridot can easily be confused with emeralds! When set against lustrous sterling silver, peridots can show off their fresh, vibrant sparkle.

If you are looking for a piece of unique jewelry for someone born in August (even if that’s you!) consider our Silver Peridot Twist Pendant or our Silver Peridot Stud Earrings.  One famous fan of peridot earrings is the Duchess of Cambridge, or Princess Kate, who has frequently been seen in a pair of peridot, blue topaz, and diamond earrings.

VINTAGE PERIDOT JEWELRY

Vintage peridot jewelry is frequently found from the Victorian, Edwardian, and Art Nouveau eras. King Edward VII (for whom the Edwardian era is named) declared it his favorite gemstone, which made it a popular choice for his subjects. Art Nouveau era jewelers favored colorful, semi-precious stones such as peridot.

CARING FOR PERIDOT

Peridot is durable enough for everyday wear in jewelry, but should be treated with care to avoid scratching. Clean your peridot with mild soap and warm water.

FINAL THOUGHTS

Happy birthday August babies! Embrace your green, ancient, cosmic, birthstone!

What do you love about peridots? Tell us on InstagramFacebookTwitter, or in the comments!

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Beautiful Bezel Set Diamond Rings

Brilliant Earth - Wed, 07/25/2018 - 23:06

 

Bezel set rings are beloved for their sleek design and modern curves. This distinctive diamond setting is stunning when featured at the center of an engagement ring, but also looks utterly unique when used in accent stones and wedding bands.

What is a bezel setting?

A bezel setting surrounds the gem’s girdle (its widest point) with a thin band of precious metal to create a perfectly smooth edge and keep the gem secure.

 

Bezel Setting Vs. Prong Setting

Rather than surrounding the gemstone in precious metal, prong settings hold the diamond in place with either bead, peg, or claw prongs. The prong is notched at the gem’s girdle to secure it in place. Since prong set styles use less precious metal to hold the gemstone in place, more light filters through the diamond. This causes prong set diamonds to appear more brilliant than bezel set diamonds. Solitaire prong settings tend to be less expensive than solitaire bezel settings since less metal is used.

Prong settings leave the diamond more exposed, so if you live an active lifestyle your diamond might be at a higher risk of getting damaged.

Bezel settings leave the diamond completely wrapped in metal, keeping it very secure. Although less light reaches the diamond in a bezel setting, a band of lustrous precious metal may make your gemstone appear larger.

Advantages of bezel settings

If you live a highly active lifestyle, or work in an environment where your ring is likely to get bumped often, bezel settings are a great choice! A stone held in a bezel setting is less likely to get loose and fall out, making this setting an excellent choice for active people.

Bezel setting can also be great at hiding a gemstone’s visible defects, such as chips or inclusions. If you are opting for a softer gemstone, such as an opal or emerald, a bezel setting will protect them from scratches and chips better than a prong setting would.

These settings also offer versatility in style. They’re especially great if you love modern engagement rings, but you want a ring with a bit of vintage flair. Choosing a bezel setting with light-reflecting milgrain detailing can add a touch of old world charm. If you want something a bit more glamorous, you could choose a bezel setting with diamond accents. Semi-bezel rings—featuring a bezel that does not surround the entire circumference of the gemstone— are also secure and create gorgeous, flowing styles.

 

Bezel Set Engagement Rings

Luna Ring

This beautiful modern ring features a bezel set center gem with a sleek band for a contemporary look.

Alvadora Diamond Ring

This truly exceptional vintage-inspired ring features a bezel set center gem surrounded by lavishly detailed latticework and a halo of shimmering diamonds.

Imogen Diamond Ring

This stellar ring features a center gem bezel-set and slightly lofted within an intricate milgrained halo for a brilliant sparkle. The distinctive and beautifully detailed gallery lends subtle but eye-catching appeal.

Bella Diamond Ring

This feminine ring features a bezel-set gem floating above a halo of shimmering diamond accents. Delicate milgrain detail surrounding the gems creates an aura of vintage romance.

Malia Diamond Ring

An intricate halo of pavé-set diamonds embraces and accentuates the center bezel set fancy shaped gem of this brilliant modern style ring. Diamond accents on the band and a chic open gallery add a truly dazzling effect.

Sierra Ring

Slightly lofted within an intricate milgrained halo for a brilliant sparkle, this striking ring features a gorgeous bezel set center gem. The distinctive and beautifully detailed gallery lends exceptional appeal.

Cherie Diamond Ring

Five dazzling round bezel-set diamonds are embellished by subtle milgrain, adding to the modern yet timelessly romantic look of this diamond ring.

 

Bezel Set Wedding and Anniversary Rings

Luxe Solstice Eternity Diamond Ring

Round bezel set diamonds encircle the finger in this glamorous band. Milgrain detailing adds another dimension of interest, making for a timeless look.

Petite Ivy Scroll Diamond Ring

Swirling vines of precious metal and bezel set diamonds wrap around the finger in this delicate wedding band.

Bezel Diamond Ring Stack

This beautiful modern ring features a princess cut diamond set at compass points in a contemporary bezel setting. The sleek and delicate band looks wonderful alone or worn in a stack.

Quintessa Diamond Ring

Five bezel set round brilliant diamonds are encircled by glittering pavé diamond accents in this striking ring.

Final Thoughts

Whether you’re attracted to bezel settings for their sleek and modern appearance, or you prefer them for practical reasons, there’s no doubt that these rings are striking! Let us know what style is your favorite on our Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, or in the comments below.

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This Porcelain Is Tougher Than It Looks

NY Times Jewels and Jewelries - Fri, 07/20/2018 - 10:00
The Hong Kong jeweler Wallace Chan spent seven years developing a type of porcelain that is five times harder than steel, and he’s more than ready to demonstrate it.
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What Jewelry to Wear According to Your Zodiac Sign

Brilliant Earth - Thu, 07/19/2018 - 21:29

 

Horoscopes can provide insight into everything from who you’re compatible with to where you should vacation.

Your zodiac sign can also reveal your taste in style! So when it comes to jewelry, let the stars guide you toward the perfect pieces to add to your or your loved one’s jewelry wardrobe. Turn to your astrological sign to learn what type of jewelry is just right for you!

Capricorn (December 22 – January 19)

Capricorns love wearing luxurious and sophisticated jewelry. Whether attending a gala or just heading to work, they’re always dressed to their best. A glamorous tennis bracelet or sculptural twist pendant would certainly be met with Capricorn’s approval!

Aquarius (January 20 – February 18)

Not one to follow trends, Aquarius loves an alternative accessory. Aquarius tends wear jewelry featuring colors that highlight their vibrant personalities or interesting pieces that tell a story. The Oceana Aquamarine and Diamond Pendant and Ivy Scroll Diamond Ring both feature interesting design elements sure to fit into the Aquarius’s distinctive wardrobe!

Pisces (February 19 – March 20)

When it comes to accessorizing, Pisces tend to express their free-spirited nature. Known as having a more bohemian style, they love nature inspired pieces that reflect their friendly disposition and laid-back lifestyle, like the Moon Stud Earrings or Petite Twisted Vine Diamond Ring.

Aries (March 21-April 19)

Energetic Aries tend to gravitate toward luxurious yet understated accessories to pair with their fashion-forward wardrobe choices. The Flair Diamond Ring and Baguette Diamond Earrings both provide Aries with just the right amount of distinctive sparkle without making too bold of a statement.

Taurus (April 20 – May 20)

With their fingers perpetually on the pulse of the fashion industry, those born under the Taurus sign often choose accessories that look both beautiful and expensive. They are also great at selecting items that will stand the test of time. Although the Taurus woman values comfort, she rarely sacrifices  style, making the fuss-free Diamond Twist Pendant and Ball Stud Earrings perfect for her.

Gemini (May 21 – June 20)

Versatile Geminis don’t like to be known as having one “signature style”, and frequently switch up their look depending on their mood. They are risk-takers and enjoying wearing accessories that turn heads, like the Jardinière Diamond Ring or the Luxe Shared Prong Diamond Hoop Earrings.

Cancer (June 21 – July 22)

Elegant and refined Cancers are all about the classics, but there’s nothing stale about the pieces they choose. Cancers tend to gravitate toward feminine styles and love a subtle color palette of blues and whites. Sapphire Diamond Halo Earrings and a sleek bar pendant make great go-to items for Cancers.

Leo (July 23 – August 22)

Passionate Leos are known to choose eye-catching pieces. Lovers of vibrant and bold hues, Leos are never one to back away from the center of attention, making the luxe Estrella Diamond Ring and colorful Silver Bouquet Pendant perfect additions to their jewelry collection.

Virgo (August 23 – September 22)

A Virgo’s jewelry box is filled with classic pieces that fit right in with their practical wardrobe. They gravitate towards ladylike yet functional jewelry, and are rarely over-the-top. Virgos like pieces they can wear over and over again, go-to pieces that go with everything.

Libra (September 23 – October 22)

Libras seek out classic pieces with distinctive elements that are still versatile enough to be styled with the items in their brimming closets. Libras aren’t afraid to rock alternative gemstones and diamond shapes. The Opal Halo Diamond Pendant and Brynn Diamond Ring both offer the perfect balance of trendy and traditional.

Scorpio (October 23 – November 21)

Subtle yet dramatic Scorpios love to let their inner light shine by wearing pieces that make them feel powerful and intriguing. Gravitating toward graceful jewelry items with a little bit of an edge, Scorpios would love to wear the Barre Diamond Ring or the deep red Silver Garnet Earrings.

Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21)

Adventurous Sagittarius loves whimsical styles and pieces that have character. Although they love to take chances when it comes to their accessories, they tend to opt for items that remind them of a journey they’ve had or recent travels. A Sagittarius would love the charming Juniper Earrings and Savannah Diamond Ring.

Final Thoughts

Would you wear your sign’s suggested jewelry items? Let us know in the comments below or on our Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter!

 

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The 8 Most Beautiful Pear Diamond Engagement Rings

Brilliant Earth - Sun, 07/15/2018 - 19:55

 

When it comes to selecting a diamond shape for your engagement ring, pear shaped diamonds make for a distinctive yet timeless choice.

Pear shaped diamonds, sometimes referred to as “teardrop diamonds”, are named for their unique shape, one that features both a rounded and pointed end. The pear diamond’s combination of the classic round cut with the stylish marquise diamond shape gives it an elegant and elongated appearance that is sure to stand out. Some noteworthy celebrities with pear engagement rings include Elizabeth Taylor, Victoria Beckham, Paris Hilton, Cardi B, and Sophie Turner.

Popular Pear Shaped Diamond Rings

We are often drawn to pear shaped diamonds for both their eye-catching appearance and their versatility. Whether featured in a simple solitaire setting or surrounded by a halo of diamonds, pears offer just the right balance of style and grace.

Nouveau Diamond Ring

Petite Twisted Vine Diamond Ring

Lotus Flower Diamond Ring

Luxe Willow Halo Diamond Ring

Felicity Diamond Ring

Vienna Diamond Ring

Circa Diamond Ring

Final Thoughts

Do you love the look of pear diamonds? What is your favorite diamond shape? Let us know in the comments below or on our Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter!

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10 Unique Oval Engagement Rings

Brilliant Earth - Fri, 07/13/2018 - 21:49

 

Oval shaped diamonds are an ideal choice for those who love the dazzling brilliance of a round cut, but desire something more unique!

Oval engagement rings are more popular than ever, and for a good reason! With celebrities like Blake Lively, Jennifer Aniston, and Kate Middleton all wearing rings with oval shaped center gems, oval diamonds are becoming increasingly sought-after. Their shape is not only elegant and beautiful, but they are also a great option for the budget-conscious as they often appear bigger than other diamond shapes of equal carat weight. This is because the oval diamond’s elongated shape maximizes its surface area, resulting in a larger appearance.

Popular Oval Shaped Diamond Engagement Rings

Oval diamonds offer a distinctive spin to the classic round diamond, and look dazzling in nearly any engagement ring setting. We love the look of ovals in three stone engagement ring settings as well as in trendy east-west settings.

Prelude Diamond Ring

Fancy Halo Diamond Ring

Aria Diamond Ring

Odelia Diamond Ring

Simone Diamond Ring

Elodie Ring

Cadenza Halo Diamond Ring

Ellipse Diamond Ring

Selene Diamond Ring

Luxe Willow Halo Diamond Ring

Final Thoughts

Would you wear an oval diamond engagement ring? What setting is your favorite? Let us know in the comments below, or on our Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter!

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Most Popular Engagement Rings According to Instagram

Brilliant Earth - Mon, 07/02/2018 - 00:23

 

Whether you’re single, in the market for an engagement ring, or already have one of your own, we know how hard it is to resist gazing at (and liking!) a gorgeous glittering ring when it pops into our Instagram feeds.

With this in mind, we scrolled through our own Instagram to see if we could uncover which of our engagement ring styles was your favorite.

Your double taps have spoken! Here are the 10 favorite Brilliant Earth engagement rings according to Instagram:

10. Oval Waverly Diamond Ring

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Oval diamonds are becoming increasingly sought after, and the shape looks great set in the classic Waverly Diamond Ring design. A pavé diamond halo adds an irresistible sparkling touch! View our collection of oval engagement rings.

9. Cadenza Diamond Ring and Morganite Cadenza Halo Ring

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There’s something about morganite we can’t stop liking! Set in beautiful rose gold and surrounded by an intricate halo, the Morganite Cadenza Halo Ring could make anyone blush.

8. Pear Waverly Diamond Ring

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The Waverly Diamond Ring features a sparkling halo surrounding a pear shaped diamond in this beautiful photo. We think it’s pear-fection!

7. Elodie Ring and Luxe Shared Prong Eternity Diamond Ring

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Made for each other! Set in beautiful rose gold and complemented by a diamond accented band, the Elodie Ring is the epitome of classic elegance.

6. Sunburst Diamond Ring

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A dazzling diamond halo and a light-catching marquise diamond make this rose gold ring unforgettable… but you’d better double tap the Sunburst Ring just in case!

5. Petite Quattro Ring

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It’s hard to not zero-in on the stunning Petite Quattro Ring. Talk about engagement envy! Can anyone say “yes!”?

4. Nouveau Diamond Ring

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What’s not to like about this ring? Featuring sparkling pavé diamonds, the Nouveau Diamond Ring creates an enchanting chevron of sheer shimmer.

3. Fancy Halo Diamond Ring and Wren Diamond Ring

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It’s clear that the pear obsession is real! The pear Fancy Halo Diamond Ring is perfectly complemented by the Wren Diamond Ring in glistening rose gold, making it hard to take your eyes off of this set!

2. Three Stone Petite Twisted Vine Diamond Ring

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This nature-inspired ring takes a glamorous twist in the Three Stone Petite Twisted Vine Diamond Ring. The two accent diamonds perfectly frame the center emerald diamond making for additional interest.

1. Six-Prong Classic Ring 

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Who doesn’t love a classic solitaire diamond ring (especially when positioned atop a cute dog nose!)? It’s hard to tell whether it was the dog or the Six-Prong Classic Ring that everyone loved, but we’d like to think both!

Final Thoughts

Do you agree with our followers? If not, which Brilliant Earth engagement ring is your favorite? Let us know on our Instagram, Facebook, Twitter or in the comments below!

 

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Enchanting Purple Engagement Rings

Brilliant Earth - Sun, 07/01/2018 - 23:29

 

Often associated with royalty, purple is not only a beautiful color once treasured by the elite but also rich with symbolism.

For centuries, purple was regarded as a status symbol worn only by the rich and noble due to the extensive process and high costs it took to dye fabric purple. Queen Elizabeth I helped to encourage the association when she banned anyone other than select members of the royal family from wearing the color.

Purple has been known to symbolize wisdom, imagination, peace, pride, mystery and independence. No matter what the color means to you, we think this endearing shade looks remarkable when featured in engagement rings! See the color shine in amethyst engagement rings and engagement rings set with purple sapphires.

Amethyst Engagement Rings

Due to its grape coloring, ancient Greeks associated amethyst with the wine god Bacchus and believed the gem to prevent drunkenness. Artist Leonardo da Vinci wrote that amethysts enhance intelligence and protect against evil thoughts. Symbolism aside, amethysts have captivated people for centuries, making the semi-precious gemstone a stunning engagement ring centerpiece.

Amethyst Odessa Ring

 

An intricate halo of pavé-set diamonds accentuates a vibrant round amethyst in this dazzling ring.

Amethyst Chamise Ring

 

Ribbons of precious metal entwine to showcase a brilliant amethyst in this timeless ring.

Amethyst Willow Ring

 

This nature-inspired ring features a stunning round amethyst entwined by wispy vines of precious metal and lustrous marquise diamond buds.

Purple Sapphire Engagement Rings

Although many people associate sapphires with blue, they come in a variety of colors, one of the most beautiful shades being purple! Sapphires, like the color purple, have also been frequently associated with royalty—making purple sapphires the ultimate crown jewel!

Petite Twisted Vine Diamond Ring

 

This beautiful ring features a captivating purple oval sapphire framed by a strand of diamonds entwined with a high polished ribbon of precious metal.

Reverie Ring

 

This contemporary ring divides into ribbons of precious metal that intertwine to embrace the center purple radiant sapphire, securing it with graceful claw prongs.

Waverly Diamond Ring

 

This sparkling halo setting features beautiful scalloped pavé diamonds that encircle the center purple round sapphire and adorn the band.

Vintage Purple Engagement Rings

Purple gems like amethyst, sapphire, tanzanite, and even purple diamonds are oftentimes featured in vintage jewelry. These gems look excellent set in looks from the Victorian period to the Retro-era to now!

The Helsinki Ring

This glamorous Retro-era ring features a diamond embellished band that parts at the shoulder to frame a glistening center amethyst.

The Lorretta Ring

 

Victorian-era treasure, this stunning ring features a mesmerizing opal cabochon accented by cushion shaped natural purple sapphires and four rose cut diamonds.

The Kyung Ring

 

This Edwardian beauty features a stunning emerald-shaped amethyst and an intricately detailed gallery for a truly unique look.

Final Thoughts

Would you want a purple engagement ring? What is your favorite purple gemstone? Let us know on our Instagram, Facebook, Twitter or in the comments below!

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