a Ring of a Different Color

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Since Kate Middleton's oversized sapphire sparkler made its debut on her left ring finger, I think girls are at least a bit more willing to consider something other than a diamond center stone in their engagement rings. My dad did a ton of traveling to Latin America when I was a kid, and would bring home some of the most magical gems I'd ever seen. After cutting my teeth on enormous emerald cut topazes and oval citrines, I'd be delighted to wear a gemstone engagement ring!

One of my favorite designers? EidelPrecious: take a peak at her Etsy shop and tell me her delicate sapphire settings aren't an absolute dream!

Photo by Marianne Taylor.

45 comments:

  1. While that is beautiful in its own right, diamonds are still this girl's best friend.

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  2. NOt too bad! I love diamonds! simple and easy!:-)))it´s divine!

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  3. I partial to diamonds.
    A gemstone with the perfect setting could possibly make me change my mind. going to check out that shop

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  4. Marianne takes the most amazing photos!! I love her work and this pic just proves me right!!! ;)

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  5. beautiful! loving the blue this week :)

    i'm not usually one for colored diamonds/gems, but if i did go that route, i'd have to do a yellow diamond. they look good enough to eat!

    xo.ashley

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  6. Well considering my main stone is a sapphire you know I am totally loving this post =-)

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  7. oh wow, that is stunning...i love it near the blue graphic too, so beautiful!

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  8. so beautiful. i would so rock that :)
    (pun intended, ha!)

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  9. Love it! And I would not mind a little color on my ring :)
    Off to check out that etsy store!

    Hugs,
    Signe

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  10. My mom wears a sapphire :) it's stunning! Heading over to that Etsy shop now...

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  11. I´d love the mix between gems and a diamond!!! (a girl can dream, right?) and it´s not like my boyfriend would ever read this comment haha
    xoxo
    C.

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  12. That is gorgeous! I'm partial to diamonds but that image could sway me!

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  13. Love this ring! Of course, I love all things shiny and sparkly but hey, I am a girl afterall!

    Beautiful photo too :)

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  14. That is so beautiful! A friend of mine has her heart set on a canary stone lol.

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  15. I just love the look of precious stones and think that they can be especially sentimental if passed down from a grandmother or family member. Though the same goes for diamonds, colored stones are just so striking and unique. I do love my diamond rings but I adore my colored stone rings as well and simply wear them on my right hand!

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  16. WOW, I think I just fell in love with almost everything in EidelPrecious's shop. stunning stones! I would maybe have preferred a gemstone, because they are so unique, but I love my nana's diamond too :)

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  17. I will, definitely. And I agree with you coloured gems are gonna make it big this year, thanks to Kate Middleton
    Love and talk soon
    http://www.rivierabrides.com

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  18. SO BEAUTIFUL!!! Can you resend me your address?? Your email was somehow lost ... I have your lovely book to send finally :) and a little something extra. XO!

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  19. I LOVE that sapphire! :)
    Seriously! It's gorgeous! Jackie Kennedy had an emerald engagement ring and it was lovely too!

    http://annawalker1992.blogspot.com/

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  20. sapphires are gorgeous. as are emeralds. id take either :) i really like yellow diamonds too. xoxo jcd:: cornflake dreams

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  21. That is the most beautiful ring I have ever seen. So perfect for a Princess (and me!)

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  22. one of my friends has a stunning emerald engagement ring - not too shabby at all!

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  23. My Sister-in-Law wears one of my Great Grandmother's sapphire rings as her engagement...she wanted it to match her jeans.....

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  24. BEEEEEEutiful!
    So delicate- and blue is a wonderful color.

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  25. Beautiful. I wish I had branched out a little before I picked my ring.

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  26. I have seen a lot more colored rings lately and I love them! That picture is gorgeous.

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  27. i love the idea of a gem stone wedding ring. mine is simply diamonds, but if my hubby ever wanted to get me a i love you ring, this one would be nice :)

    stop by and enter my giveaway

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  28. love the idea of a different colored stone for an engagement ring!

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  29. I totally would...especially an emerald or a sapphire (my birthstone). But, I'm sure not going to turn down a diamond, either ;)

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  30. I love any alternative to the typical diamond! I have a black diamond engagement and I love it.

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  31. I adore any sort of engagement ring that's unique! It's all about the personality in jewelry.

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  32. Absolutely beautiful things, just checked her store and I am in ring heaven. xx veronika

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  33. beautiful! i love the idea of a different color ring.

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  34. that sapphire is gorgeous! i'd love one of those or a pretty emerald!

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  35. so gorgeous! that gem looks like a tanzanite? i've always dreamed of an aquamarine centerstone. so amazing about your dad's travels!

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  36. i love the idea but i'm wondering if i'd want my own ring to be like that....i'm still a little too traditional for that. but if i were to bend, i remember seeing this deep blue diamond or yellow diamond. ridiculously expensive but so beautiful.

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  37. Ive always love my birthstone gem, aquamarine...and my sisters engagement ring is actually in that stone. They are very beautiful. Love your blog! :)

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  38. i love the idea of alternate stone. it makes it seem so elegant + special :)

    xo Alison

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  39. I'm ALL FOR IT. Whatever suits the couple best, I say. And that ring is particularly lovely!

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  40. I wanted an cushion cut sapphire but my husband, the traditionalist, went with the diamond. I love the colored stones. They are so much more traditional actually than diamonds. xo

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  41. I personally would not want any gem, but I think everyone has one gemstone they are particularly fond of. In my case it happens to be sapphire, so I would not mind a sapphire ring at all, but would probably be a bit dissapointed by anything else.

    So I would say there is generally at least one more gem people like besides diamonds, but not always much more than that :)

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  42. You know I adore it! The ring in that photo is stunning and there are some gorgeous pieces in EidelPrecious's shop!

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