Gone are the days when the only appropriate choice for an engagement ring involved diamonds and gold or platinum. With so many jewelry designers thinking outside the box the option for something unique is readily available. Take for example the whimsical designs of Cathy Waterman (via twistonline). Her use of color and texture create uniquely timeless designs.
Thinking of going with a colored focal stone? Many of today’s celebrities are choosing to add a little (or A LOT!!) of nontraditional colorful bling when it comes to their engagement rings. Carrie Underwood rocks a 5 + yellow diamond sparkler.
Several things to keep in mind if you are thinking of choosing a colored stone or band as your engagement ring:
1.) Does the color have some meaning or significance (birthstone, inspiration, etc.)?
2.) Does the color look nice against your skin tone?
3.) Will you love this colored gemstone ring in 5 years?
4.) Can you stack another ring against the engagement band? Or will the engagement band be both your engagement and wedding ring?
Image from the Cathy Waterman Love of My Life collection
Guest post by Jane Osgood Broussard. Make sure to visit her Etsy store – Jane Osgood Designs