Most Common Gemstones for Engagement Rings

Most Common Gemstones for Engagement Rings

When it comes to engagement rings, there are many out there that can be worn. A lot of the gemstones out there have a meaning as well. That is one of the reasons why they are selected. However, a lot of people will choose a gemstone engagement ring simply because it looks better or adds more value to the ring. If you are not sure which gemstone to choose, here are some of the most popular that you will see on someone’s finger in 2022. 

Coloured Diamonds

Diamonds are the most durable gemstones in the world. That is one of the reasons why so many choose to have this gemstone with an engagement ring. Furthermore, a diamond is ranked 10 on the Mohs scale, meaning that you cannot get any stronger than a diamond. 

The typical colour for diamond will usually be colourless or light blue. Coloured diamonds can be more expensive so if you are stuck on a budget, we recommend that you stick with the usual colours. If you don’t want to overcomplicate the colour of the ring, we suggest that you stick to the colourless/ white diamonds. 


Sapphires are another gemstone that is very popular with vintage engagement rings. Additionally, they are popular with the British royal family. Recently, Kate Middleton has been spotted wearing a stunning engagement ring that was inherited from Princess Diana. 

These are other durable gemstones that are rated 9 on the Mohs scale. If you want a gemstone that is durable but filled with stunning colours, vintage sapphire engagement rings are the ones that we would recommend. 


Emeralds are arguably the most stunning gemstones out there due to their stunning colour. That is why they are one of the most common gemstones for engagement rings. When it comes to vintage engagement rings, emeralds are some of the rarest ones out there. 

Emeralds are weaker than sapphires and diamonds, they are still durable gemstones to wear with an engagement ring. If green is your partner’s favourite colour, we suggest that you buy this stunning gemstone. 


Rubies are a similar colour to a garnet however, they are much stronger, being on the same scale as sapphire. Another reason why you should consider a gemstone with an engagement ring is because of what they signify. Rubies are associated with love and affection, making them a great gemstone with your engagement ring


Our final gemstone is the Amethyst and they are rated at 7 Mohs scales. Although this is much lower compared to the other gemstones, it is still durable compared to other gems and gemstones out there. One final point to make about these gemstones is that they are not that popular for engagement rings, making them all the more special. 


There are hundreds of stunning gemstones out there for gemstones. If you want them to like it, go for something simple such as a colourless diamond. However, if you want a gemstone that shows more affection, do your research and find their birthstone.

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