If you don’t want a diamond in your engagement ring, you’ll find your colored gemstone alternative at Jack Lewis Jewelers. As gem nerds, we have more in-house than anyone else in central Illinois.
There are a lot of good reasons you might want a colored gemstone in your engagement ring instead of a diamond. But most likely, you want to create your own tradition and do something unique. We love that. Again, while we love diamonds, we also love colored gemstones and we are not here to judge. We simply want to connect you with whatever gemstone means the most to you.
But when it comes to putting a non-diamond in your engagement ring, there are some tips you should know. We’re happy to walk you through your options at the counter when you visit us in-person, but in previous episodes of the CarterCast, we’ve already started the conversation about colored gemstones in engagement rings, which ones you should avoid (and why), and which ones you should choose (and why).
Spoiler alert: these three are quartz, emerald, and opal. Learn why here:
Spoiler alert: these three are rubies and sapphires, spinels, and some garnets. Learn why here:
Beyond engagement rings, colored gemstones are also popular choices for fashion jewelry. At Jack Lewis, you’ll find a wide variety of earrings, necklaces, pendants, bracelets, and right-hand rings that feature bold, beautiful colored gemstones. Or if you want something unique, let’s start with the loose colored gemstone and build a custom piece of jewelry around it!
When you think of colored gems, you might first think of birthstones. Popular gifts like Mother’s Rings, pendants, and earrings have all been built around a loved one’s birthstone. Here’s a list of the birthstones for all 12 months as a quick reference. And yes, at Jack Lewis, we can connect you with a gemstone from any month.