Hello, everyone!

So much of the jewelry that we wear is quick, disposable, made for a season. There’s nothing wrong with that, of course. Times and fashion change and we scramble to keep up to preserve our sense of style. 

But I think we can all agree that a piece of jewelry that has some meaning behind it has its value, too. Furthermore, some pieces we wear have more significance than others. One of the most significant you choose will be your engagement ring. Whether it’s an heirloom from a family member or an engagement ring from Verragio – they are already full of meaning.

Tradition work dictate that your wedding ring should contain a diamond. But what if the budget doesn’t stretch that far? Or perhaps you’re proud of your individuality and you want your engagement ring to reflect that?

There are plenty of options, from the expensive and budget ends of the spectrum. What’s more, by picking a gemstone with a hidden meaning, you double down on the significance factor.

I Want An Engagement Ring To Represent: Strength and Courage 

Finding the person we are going to spend our lives with is emboldening. It makes us strong, comfortable and content – so perhaps your engagement ring should reflect that.

Choose: Aquamarine. This stunning blue/green gem provides a splash of color where a colorless diamond would be drowned out. It’s particularly stunning on pale skin tones. 



I Want An Engagement Ring To Represent: Safety and Security 

For those days when we need a little extra protection. The best relationships have you feeling safe, secure, and content. If you want a reminder of that on your hand every day, then opt for something to show it.

Choose: Hematite. One of the easiest gemstones to match to skin tone due to its black color, hematite is often used in costume jewelry. It can also be cut and highly polished into a traditional engagement setting. engagement-ring-ideas-inspire

I Want A Gemstone To Represent: Calm 

You know you’ve found “the one” and you’ve got one eye firmly on the future. By choosing something to show this state of mind, you display that your contentment is the source of your happiness.

Choose: Moonstone. The very definition of serenity, moonstone appears to glow from within. While it’s most often found in pendants, it can be incorporated into an engagement ring at a much lower cost than diamonds.


I Want An Engagement Ring To Reflect: Love and Feminine Energy 

For those days when you feel you can take on the world with your significant other by your side. Perhaps the most obvious choice of all for an engagement ring, but this is what it’s all about, right?

Choose: Pink Quartz. Found abundantly in costume jewelry, pink quartz is a feminine stone that has a lightness to it. You can dress up this common stone with a high-end metal such as platinum, for a ring full of sentiment and beauty. 


I Want An Engagement Ring To Reflect: Creativity 

Does your romantic life inspire you to be creative? Is that something you and your partner share? It can also represent an intention, focusing on a life of endless stimulation together.

Choose: Aventurine. Not only is this stone a stunning color, but it can also stand alone. The color is dynamic and will catch the eye far more than a traditional setting.  


And what about you? How did you choose your engagement ring? Is there any hidden meaning in its gemstone?

Let us know in the comment section below.

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Image credits: Aquamarine Hematite Moonstone Pink Quartz Aventurine Featured Image




  1. October 21, 2016 / 8:35 pm

    I am not sure if I like the green one or the pink one more! Actually I love them all! Rings are something special to me, I feel like you only need one special.

  2. October 22, 2016 / 3:42 am

    Very nice ideas. My fave is the aquamarine.

  3. October 22, 2016 / 3:52 am

    This is so informational! I never thought of these meanings behind engagement rings before (not quite the time yet) but this was a very interesting read 🙂 Thank you Helene!

    – pj (http://www.pudjeeb.me)

  4. October 22, 2016 / 3:17 pm

    I love the idea of using gemstones instead of diamonds, moonstone is so pretty it would be cute to use Rose Quartz since it represents love 🙂 i always told my partner i didn’t want a ring but he got me one anyways and it was perfect, matched my personality =^.^=

  5. October 22, 2016 / 10:42 pm

    Awesome ideas! When my husband and I were searching for rings, I really wanted something out of the ordinary, and more so, an ethical option. There is a huge issue of child labor in the diamond industry – even more a reason to try a gemstone instead! Thanks for sharing!

  6. October 23, 2016 / 2:46 am

    I love aventurine and would go for it, even though it’s not the usual choice. Please, tell your comment box I’m not a bot 😀 The most important thing though is to pick something that symbolises all that engagement means to you.

  7. Irina
    December 13, 2016 / 12:33 pm

    So many beautiful ideas, thanks for sharing Helene.

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