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Engagement Ring 8 coloured gemstones and their meanings

Before you join the train and hurry off to buy a coloured ring for your beloved, first take time out to learn what they mean. Here are hidden meaning behind these 8 unique coloured gemstones.

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Engagement rings have evolved in the past decade to become more stylish and individualistic, with grooms-to-be choosing unique stones for their fiancee.

Before you join the train and hurry off to buy a coloured ring for your beloved, first take time out to learn what they mean.

Here are hidden meaning behind these 8 unique coloured gemstones:

  1. Black: This means prosperity, health, fidelity, strength, and happiness. Gemstones with this colour include onyx, black diamonds, agate, hematite, and jasper. The kind of people who can wear this are; fashionistas, C-level executives, and anyone intending to exude a chic, contemporary, or sophisticated personal image. Black can often have a negative association, so the people who can pull it off tend to ooze style and confidence.

  2. Brown: Brown colour means stability, harmony, practicality, and dependability. precious stones with this colour are; agate, chocolate diamonds, Tiger's Eye, and smoky quartz. People who can rock this kind of jewelry are; kitchen divas, avid gardeners, and people who appreciate subtlety. Brown is a special kind of beauty. It suits people who are down-to-earth and practical, as well as those who desire something unique but not too flashy.

  3. Red: This colour means energy, passion, strength, love, and power. Gemstones with this colour include; rubies, coral, garnets, and red diamonds. So what kind of people should wear this? Lawyers, artists, and those with fiery personalities. Shades of red draw lots of attention, and red rings are suited most toward spirited, ambitious people, and outgoing people.

  4. Yellow: The colour yellow means optimism, sociability, enthusiasm, and playfulness. Stones with this colour includes citrines, yellow topaz, orange topaz, amber, yellow sapphires, yellow diamonds. The kind of people who should wear this are; crafters, teachers, and people are creative, adventurous, and quirky. Yellow and orange are bright, happy colours that work well on people with outgoing and uplifting personalities.

  5. Green: This means balance, money, fertility, luck, harmony, and long life. Stones with this colour include; emeralds, jade, turquoise, peridot, and green sapphires. So who should wear this colour of ring? Bankers, investors, and people who believe in symbolism – legend has it emeralds have healing powers, and that the wearer gains the ability to predict the future. Jade was believed to grant its wearers immortality. Green is a shade for happy-go-lucky souls who want a pop of colour without being over-the-top.

  6. Blue: The colour blue means loyalty, confidence, strength, truth, and good health. The gemstones with this colour are; sapphires, tanzanite, aquamarines, lapis lazuli, blue topaz, and turquoise. Who should wear it? public figures (like Kate Middleton) and those with outgoing, colourful personalities. According to tales, sapphires were once common in wedding rings, as it was believed a sapphire would noticeably fade if worn by an unfaithful wife. Sapphires also work well for romantics.

  7. Purple: This colour means spirituality, love, enlightenment, serenity, and pride. The stones with this colour are; amethysts, purple sapphires, pink and purple diamonds, and pink topaz. People who should wear this include; philosophers, artists, and creative people who enjoy studying human nature. Purple and lavender stones are associated with nobility, class, and mystery.

  8. White: This means simplicity, elegance, innocence, integrity, and harmony. Gemstones with this colour are; diamonds, moissanite, white topaz, drusy quartz, pearls, moonstone, and hematite. People who should wear this colour are; people who prefer tradition and who draw comfort from ritual. White stones such as pearls evoke innocence and integrity, while clear stones symbolize elegance and grey stones work for modern traditionalists.

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