Selecting your forever ring is an exciting time in your life. However, we also know it can be a bit stressful if you don’t already have your heart set on a particular engagement ring or style yet. At Fink’s, we want to help make this time as joyous and memorable as possible for you!
As you browse through rows of glass cases filled with exquisite engagement rings in search of the one that tugs at your heartstrings, we'd love to offer you some guidance. Our engagement ring experts have put together this little guide to help you select your ideal ring and share our thoughts on why you may just fall in love with a gemstone ring!
What Are the Most Popular Gemstones?
While there are many beautiful and valuable gemstones, the most popular among gemstone jewelry wearers include rubies, sapphires, emeralds, and, of course, diamonds. For centuries, people have utilized these precious gems to create some of the earliest known forms of jewelry. Today, we see these stunning gems set in beautiful earrings, bracelets, and rings, such as our gorgeous White Gold Oval Sapphire and Round Diamond Halo Ring.
Why Are Gemstones So Significant?
Gemstone jewelry and the stones themselves hold great significance to many. Ancient Greeks, Egyptians, and Romans believed wearing gemstone jewelry could help you harness metaphysical powers. In addition, they believed that stones and crystals held the power to physically cure them from the inside out.
Gemstones were also commonly used for healing in traditional Chinese Medicine, dating back to over 5,000 years ago. Over time, many people continued to use them for various mental and emotional healing purposes and to harness inner strength.
What Does the Ruby Represent?
Who doesn’t love the gorgeous deep red hue of a ruby? Its beautiful color is enhanced through traces of chloronium. The most sought-after rubies have an undeniably rich, blood-red tone and come from Mogok Valley, Burma.
It’s not hard to see why so many crowns have been decorated with rubies. The bold gemstone jewelry represents strength, courage, and good fortune. Wearing ruby gemstone jewelry is also believed to bring many other great fortunes.
The ruby also represents:
- long life
- raw emotion
Our Favorite Ruby Gemstone Rings
If you’re searching for a stunning white gold gemstone ring, you’ll fall in love with our Sabel Collection Cushion Ruby and Diamond Halo Ring with Split Shank. The rich color and brilliant setting make this a stunning engagement ring option. The 1.32 ct cushion cut ruby center stone is surrounded by .82 cttw white diamonds.
Two-toned jewelry wearers will adore our Platinum and 18K Yellow Gold Burma Ruby and Diamond Ring. You’ll never have to choose between your precious metals when pairing your gemstone ring with other jewelry in your collection. The dazzling 2.49 ct ruby makes an ideal center stone for your engagement ring, surrounded on either side by half-moon diamonds.
Our Three-Stone Round Ruby and Diamond gemstone ring may perhaps be the most fitting engagement ring choice for our sentimental brides-to-be. In addition to the exceptional qualities the ruby represents, the three-stone ring is known for its representation of a couple's past, present, and future together. This beautiful gemstone jewelry piece boasts three 1.11 cttw round rubies surrounded by .33 cttw round white diamonds. It is truly a gemstone ring to be cherished.
Consider pairing a ruby bracelet with her gemstone ring as a special engagement gift or perhaps for an upcoming birthday. Our delicate Diamond and Ruby Birthstone Bracelet will look stunning upon her wrist and accentuate her forever gemstone ring. It’s one of our favorite gemstone jewelry pieces with nearly a carat of white diamonds and over two carats of ruby gemstones. We guarantee it’s a gift that will take her breath away.
What Does the Sapphire Represent?
While sapphire gemstone jewelry can be found in various beautiful colors, the most sought-after sapphires boast deep blue tones. Their rich color is ideal as an engagement gemstone ring stone in absolutely any setting you select.
Sapphires are almost as durable as diamonds, rating a nine on the Mohs Hardness Scale. The vibrant blue of these precious gemstones gets their rich coloring from titanium and iron.
Sapphires are often aligned with blessings, royalty, and a sense of calm. In fact, sapphire gemstone jewelry was often worn as protection against negative energy while inviting peace and spiritual clarity.
The sapphire also represents:
- plentiful gifts
- romantic love
Our Favorite Sapphire Gemstone Rings
Our Platinum Oval Sapphire and Emerald Diamond Gemstone Ring may not even need an introduction. With just one glance, many brides-to-be are taken by this exquisite engagement ring option. It’s a ring that commands attention the moment you slip the 4.74 ct sapphire center stone ring upon your finger. The 1.20 cttw perfectly emerald-cut diamonds are the ideal accent to this gemstone ring and pair well with your favorite pair of diamond stud earrings for any occasion.
Halo engagement rings are always a favorite style, and a sapphire gemstone ring will make yours more unique. This dainty gemstone jewelry piece is ideal for ladies with delicate hands. You’ll find .33 cttw round white diamonds sparkling in a 14K white gold setting. The Sabel Collection Sapphire and Diamond Ring holds a .60 ct round blue sapphire as its center stone, encased in a halo of diamonds.
Now, for those who prefer the style of wedding bands, we insist you take a peek at our 18K White Gold Pink Sapphire and Diamond Multi-Row Gemstone Ring. Your engagement ring will be elegant, unique, and breathtakingly beautiful. This incredible pink sapphire gemstone jewelry piece fills the air with romance. With three rows of oval gemstones to admire, you’ll bring new meaning to pretty in pink.
What Does the Emerald Represent?
Emeralds have always been a beloved gemstone. Rich and bold in color, the emerald is formed when iron, chromium, and vanadium are present in the mineral beryl. Therefore, each stone’s range of gorgeous hues will come from the varying presence of these three elements.
The emerald is known for bringing good fortune, unconditional love, and eternal life. In addition, wearers of emerald gemstone jewelry once believed they could be blessed with the gift of foresight or fertility.
Wearing emerald gemstone jewelry has also been said to provide a number of healing powers, including curing disease and warding off evil.
The emerald also represents:
- true love
Our Favorite Emerald Gemstone Rings
We love showing couples our favorite emerald engagement ring options simply for their representation of all that embodies a marriage. Who wouldn’t want to gaze down at their forever ring and see a stunning emerald radiating passion, true love, and fidelity? Our 14K White Gold Emerald and Diamond Three-Stone Ring is a lovely reminder of your relationship's past, present, and future. The .68 ct round emerald center stone is perfectly perched between two sparkling white diamonds.
We also encourage you to take a look at our Oval Emerald and Diamond Halo Ring. Set in 14K white gold, this .67ct oval emerald gemstone ring sets itself apart from the usual round or princess-cut stone. Beautifully surrounded and lined with .52 cttw white diamonds, there’s no question why the emerald is known to represent bliss.
For those who prefer the classic emerald cut for your emerald gemstone jewelry, we promise not to let you down. You can say yes to our Sabel Collection Platinum and 18K Yellow Gold Emerald Cut Emerald and Diamond Ring. This stunning two-toned gemstone ring will pair perfectly with anything in your jewelry collection, from your Gold Circle Pendant to Bamboo Sterling Silver Hoop Earrings. Just imagine this gorgeous 1.70ct emerald as the center stone of your engagement ring! You’re sure to turn heads with this beauty adorning your ring finger.
What Does the Diamond Represent?
And, of course, we have the most coveted gemstone of all. The diamond species can be found in a variety of beautiful colors. So, whether you prefer a brilliant white diamond or colored stone for your engagement ring, we invite you to take a peek at all of our options before choosing the one!
Diamonds are known best for symbolizing eternal love and inner strength. In fact, the word diamond comes from the Greek word Adamas, which means invincible.
These rare beauties were once believed to possess magnificent healing powers, including curing the illness of those who wore the gemstone jewelry. During the Middle Ages, healers would heat the naturally mined diamonds and use them to draw impurities and toxins out of the body.
The diamond also represents:
- strong relationships
Our Favorite Diamond Gemstone Rings
If you’d like to wear a beautiful colored diamond as your engagement ring center stone, we have one that is a must-see! Our Fink’s Exclusive Platinum and 18K Yellow Gold Fancy Yellow Oval Diamond Engagement Ring is quite the conversation starter. The gorgeous yellow 1.05 ct stone is brilliantly displayed within .49 cttw of round white diamonds in this stunning double halo and shank setting. So if a diamond is your ultimate gemstone ring of choice, this sparkling pale beauty may be the unique option you’ve been searching for.
Should I Consider a Custom Gemstone Engagement Ring?
While you’ll always find an array of breathtaking rings to choose from, you may want to consider designing a custom engagement ring. Creating a unique engagement ring will allow you creative control over selecting your precious metal, setting style, and selecting your gemstones. While the thought of customizing your engagement ring may seem a bit intimidating, we promise it will be an experience you will cherish forever.
At Fink’s, we want to help you find the forever ring meant to represent you. So, whether you haven’t found the gemstone ring that stops you in your tracks or a setting that makes your heart skip a beat, we’re here to help you create your dream ring.
Many couples come to us to explore custom engagement ring options for various reasons. If your search for the perfect ring has left you longing for something more, a custom ring service may be ideal for meeting your wants and needs!
Top reasons couples choose custom ring design:
- Haven’t found “the one”
- Prefer an original design
- Wish to incorporate a family heirloom
Choosing Custom Ring Design When You Haven’t Found “The One”
If searching for your ideal ring has left you feeling frustrated, you aren’t alone. However, there's no need to settle for a ring when a custom design engagement ring service may be the answer. Our skilled team of gemstone jewelry designers can help you turn your vision into reality.
Creating an Original Design
After slipping countless rings upon your finger, you may begin to feel they just aren’t capturing your unique style and taste. However, there's simply no denying that a custom engagement ring is both original and meaningful.
Designing a custom gemstone ring allows you to add your unique sense of style, personality, and special touches. There’s nothing quite like a one-of-a-kind gemstone jewelry piece, especially if you’ve had a hand in its design!
Incorporating Family Heirlooms
Some couples choose custom engagement ring services to include a family heirloom in the design of their engagement ring. This provides an incredible opportunity to work with skilled jewelers and designers to explore options for creating a keepsake that will carry on the family’s precious gemstone jewelry item.
Whether you’d like to use the center stone, accent stones, or precious metal of a gemstone jewelry heirloom, we will guide you through the process. You may even wish to simply reinforce an heirloom ring or add a few personal touches to it. Whatever your heart desires, we’re here to help you create it.
Why is a Skilled Custom Jewelry Design Team Important?
Quality craftsmanship and years of experience are essential to creating custom jewelry. Selecting a skilled jeweler and design team helps ensure your custom jewelry creation process involves your vision, exceptional communication, and high-quality work. Highly qualified jewelers are happy to help you develop your gemstone jewelry ideas from concept to creation. At Fink’s, we’ll work closely with you to design your forever ring while educating you on each decision you may encounter along the way.
As you search for the perfect engagement ring to represent your love, relationship, and personal style, we invite you to visit our extensive selection of gemstone rings.