Best Gemstones for Engagement Rings: Sapphires, Rubies, Emeralds, and Diamonds

Choosing the perfect gemstone for an engagement ring is a big decision, as it reflects your unique love story and personal style. While diamonds are the traditional choice, many couples are now exploring other stunning gemstones.
Here’s a look at some of the best options for engagement rings, focusing on the four precious gemstones: sapphires, rubies, diamonds, and emeralds.

1. Sapphire Rings

Sapphires are renowned for their rich blue color, but did you know they come in nearly every colour (including white)? Known for their durability, sapphires are an excellent choice for everyday wear. Their timeless elegance has been favored by royalty for centuries, most famously in Princess Diana's (now Kate Middleton's) engagement ring. Sapphires symbolize wisdom and good fortune, making them a meaningful choice for an engagement ring.

See our collection of sapphire rings.

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2. Ruby Rings

Rubies, with their deep red colour, symbolize love and courage. They are one of the hardest gemstones, making them perfect for daily wear. The intense colour and rarity of rubies make them a bold and unique choice. Their vibrant hue is ideal for expressing the fiery passion of your relationship.

Check out our collection of ruby rings. Any Ma Folie ring can also be customized with a ruby.

3. Diamond Rings

Diamonds have long been the traditional choice for engagement rings, celebrated for their unmatched sparkle and hardness. Their classic appeal lies in their ability to shine with a captivating fire. Diamonds symbolize everlasting love and commitment, making them a go-to choice for many couples. Whether you prefer a classic round cut or a unique shape, diamonds offer versatility and elegance that’s hard to beat.

Check out our collection of engagement rings. Any Ma Folie ring can be customized with a diamond.

4. Emerald Rings

Emeralds are prized for their lush green colour, symbolizing love and growth. They are slightly softer than sapphires and rubies, but with proper care, they can also be worn daily. Emeralds have a unique beauty and are often associated with royalty and luxury. Their vibrant colour stands out, making them an excellent choice for a distinctive and beautiful engagement ring.

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When choosing a gemstone for your engagement ring, think about what each stone symbolizes and how it matches your personal style and relationship. 

Ready to get started on finding your dream ring? Browse our collection of gemstone engagement rings.

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