From Kate Middleton's swoon-inducing giant sapphire to Blake Lively's large oval cut pink-hued stone, gemstones in every color of the rainbow are quickly becoming a girl's best friend. The classic white diamond, while beautiful, isn't as uncommon as you may have previously thought. Diamonds aren't actually all that rare and haven't been since the 1870s when huge South African diamond mines were discovered, notes crystal intuitive Julie Abouzelof.
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Many of the colored gemstones, including colored diamonds, are much rarer than white diamonds. According to Abouzelof, their meanings date back thousands of years. "They believed that the ring finger of the left hand had a special vein, which the Romans later dubbed the vein of love, running directly to the heart." Thus, when you select a gemstone for your engagement or wedding ring, you're asking for certain energies to enter your life, and most importantly, your marriage. So while you may have just loved the color blue at the time, that rock actually has a much deeper meaning.
Scroll through to find your particular colored engagement ring and see what it says about you and your relationship.
These regal gemstones are fit for royalty. Princess Diana and Kate both chose this blue stone over traditional white diamonds. Meaning: You'll always be honest and loyal to each other.
The green variety of beryl, natural emeralds always have a little garden of fine inclusions. As one of the most auspicious gemstones for a wedding ring, emerald symbolizes a happy and successful marriage.
These opulent stones shimmer with a fiery rainbow. They have long been associated with desire and passion, love, and loyalty.
Did you know that a ruby is actually a red sapphire? The most precious form of Corundum, red ruby is the ultimate symbol of passionate love.