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Gemstone Engagement Rings

Updated on December 13, 2012

Gemstone engagement rings come in a wide range of varieties, colors, designs and prices so they have a wide appeal. These types of engagement rings are designed to center your attention on a beautiful gemstone which is usually front and center.

There are a number of different types of gemstones in existence, so if you're looking for a particular color or cut in your gemstone, you'll likely find it if you look long enough. Pretty much every color of the rainbow can be found for a gemstone engagement ring.

An example of an engagement ring with a blue topaz gemstone
An example of an engagement ring with a blue topaz gemstone

Gemstone Engagement Rings- The Process

The process of making a gemstone engagement ring is actually quite simple. A gemstone is first taken and smoothed out through a basic process of spinning in a chamber over a long period of time. Usually a small amount of chemically-fused powder is added to help smooth the gems.

After the gems are smoothed, they are prepared and cut according to the ring manufacturer's desire. Once that's done, the smooth gems are then put into the ring an voila- the gemstone engagement ring is created!

Different Types of Gemstones

There are a number of different fine and rare stones that qualify as a "gemstone". Here's an exhaustive list of gemstones:

Agate
Alexandrite
Amazonite
Amber
Amethyst
Ametrine
Apatite
Aquamarine
Aragonite
Aventurine
Azurite
Beryl
Bloodstone
Calcite
Carnelian
Cat's Eye
Chalcedony
Charoite
Chrysoberyl
Chrysolite
Chrysoprase
Citrine
Coral
Diamond
Emerald
Fluorite
Garnet
Hawk's Eye
Hematite
Iolite
Jade
Jasper
Kunzite
Labradorite
Lapis Lazuli
Malachite
Marcasite
Moonstone
Mother of Pearl
Obsidian
Onyx
Opal
Opalite
Pearl
Peridot
Quartz
Rhodochrosite
Rhodonite
Rock Crystal
Ruby
Sapphire
Sardonyx
Serpentine
Sodalite
Spinel
Sugilite
Sunstone
Tanzanite
Tiger Eye
Topaz
Tourmaline
Tsavorite
Turquoise
Unakite
Zircon
 
 
 

Below is a photo of some gemstones that have already gone through the smoothing process.

Gemstones commonly used in jewelry such as engagement rings [click to enlarge]
Gemstones commonly used in jewelry such as engagement rings [click to enlarge]
Gemstone from an engagement ring
Gemstone from an engagement ring

Meaning of Gemstones used in Engagement Rings

A big part of what makes gemstones so unique is the meaning behind each precious stone. If you wanted an engagement ring that symbolizes innocence and constancy, you'd be interested in a diamond engagement ring. Or if you wanted to get an engagement ring that represents a solid, unwavering friendship you could get a garnet gemstone engagement ring.

Yet another example of unique gemstone engagement rings might be emerald engagement rings. The emerald gemstone represents faith and hope.

Regardless of the gemstone in an engagement ring, they each have a rich story behind them. Show your girlfriend how much you care about her by researching the meaning behind the ring and sharing it with her after you propose!

Click here for one of the most thorough research guides for meanings behind gemstones that I've found online.

Alternate Meaning of Gemstones

There is one other alternate meaning of gemstones...one more reason why some people purchase gemstones in their rings and other jewelry. I hesitate to mention it because it's speculative, but it's worth mentioning because of an increase in interest in this area.

Some speculate that gemstones have mystical powers. I haven't read anything definitive online that shows scientific studies in this area, but that doesn't seem to stop some from believing gemstones have inert power and that their possessor obtains this strength simply by owning and wearing gemstones.

Think what you may, it's worth a mention!

Non-Gemstone Engagement Rings

If you're looking for a different type of engagement ring or if gemstone rings simply don't appeal to you, consider your alternatives:


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