Gemstone Engagement Rings: What You Should Know

Learn about gemstone engagement rings at KAY

Diamonds weren’t always the first choice for engagement rings. Gemstone engagement rings have been around for centuries, but they have risen in popularity again as a gorgeous alternative choice. But is a gemstone engagement ring right for you?

There are many benefits to a gemstone engagement ring. It is a unique choice that really lets you express your personal style. You can choose a gemstone of your favorite color or even your birthstone, for example.

Some gemstones are more affordable than diamonds, so you may be able to get a larger center stone for less. Some stones have lab-created options as well for something even more affordable.

What is the Best Gemstone for an Engagement Ring?


Adding gemstones gives the engagement ring color. There are some things to keep in mind as well. You’re going to wear this ring every day, so make sure the style and color truly work for you. Do some research about the gemstones you’re considering. Soft stones, like cultured pearls, are prone to nicks and may not be suitable for everyday wear. Visit our gemstone cleaning and care page for more info, or speak to a KAY consultant.

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Choosing the Right Gemstone Engagement Ring

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If you Want Something Subtle

Maybe you want a pop of color, but you want to keep it simple. Consider lightly colored gemstones like morganite, aquamarine, or some shades of quartz. These sto