24.01.2024 Gemstones for engagement, wedding and anniversary rings
Rings have always been a symbol of love and eternity. When exchanging rings at a wedding, for example, the future spouses promise each other fidelity and an eternal bond. Gemstones set into rings for special occasions carry an additional message and reflect the couple’s very personal love story. For example, the diamond stands for purity and constancy and the sapphire for loyalty and sincerity. Find out in this article which gemstones you can use to enhance each chapter of your love story.
Gemstones for engagement rings
The engagement ring symbolizes the intention to tie the knot. The classic choice for this festive occasion is a solitaire – a large, individually set stone. A diamond is often used for this, which stands for the indestructibility of love due to its hardness.
There is also a large selection of colored alternatives: The red ruby, for example, is associated with passion and strength, sapphire stands for emotional depth and fidelity, emerald for hope, balance and understanding. Each gemstone is ascribed a symbolic meaning that conveys a profound message.
Ultimately, there are no limits to the imagination when it comes to designing an engagement ring. The “right” engagement ring corresponds to your personal taste in terms of design, material, setting, color, size and cut of the gemstone. Several stones are often combined with each other and jewels other than the classic diamond, ruby, emerald and sapphire are also very popular for engagement rings. For example, the sea-blue aquamarine or the colorful tourmaline.
Gemstones for wedding rings
Nowadays, wedding rings no longer have to be a simple gold band. Gemstones emphasize the uniqueness of the wedding ring and give it an additional profound dimension. In addition to the classic diamond, colored gemstones give the ring a personal touch. For example, the couple’s month or birthstones can be incorporated into the wedding ring to honor the individuality of the couple and express their personal connection in the ring design.
As with the engagement ring, the choice of gemstone can also express shared values or emphasize certain characteristics of a fulfilling relationship.
Gemstones or jewelry decorated with gemstones are also popular gifts for wedding anniversaries. Each anniversary marks a milestone in the relationship and offers the opportunity to celebrate the love they share. Gemstones given for this purpose are not only a romantic gift, but also represent a profitable investment.
Each gemstone symbolizes a specific year of marriage or a specific anniversary:
- Gold jewelry
- Blue topaz
- Lapis lazuli
- Diamond (rose wedding)
- Ruby (glass wedding)
- Chrysoberyl cat’s eye
- Imperial topaz
- Silver jewelry (silver wedding)
- Gold jewelry (golden wedding anniversary)
Choosing the right gemstone
The most important thing when choosing a gemstone for an engagement, wedding or anniversary ring is, of course, that you like it. The stone should “speak” to you, so to speak, its beauty should touch and delight you. The “right” gemstone is the one that makes your heart smile.
At The Natural Gem, you will not only find high-quality colored gemstones, we also offer the setting of these in exquisite pieces of jewelry. We design rings for special occasions according to your individual wishes and only use recycled gold because sustainability is important to us.
High Jewellery jewelry, which is manufactured to the highest standards, is also suitable as an investment. As a wearable investment, gemstone jewelry is not only an expression of beauty and luxury, but also combines emotional and material value.