Engagement Ring Trends: Colored Stones [Quiz]

While a white diamond is the go-to option for most engagement rings, they aren’t the only possibility. Throughout the years, some of our favorite celebrities have opted for rings with colored diamonds, sapphires, emeralds and more. A unique stone may be the perfect way to surprise your soon to be fiancée. With sweet meaning and rich hues, add a touch of flair to your proposal with one of these beautiful stones:

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One of the most popular engagement styles among the stars, Kelly Clarkson and Carrie Underwood both sport canary yellow rings. A slight deviation from the traditional white diamond, a pale yellow stone looks stunning whether it is set in white or yellow gold.


Express your passion and love with a ruby engagement ring. The rich, red stone that we call a ruby is made of the same material as Sapphire, making it another durable option that has stood the test of time. Throughout the 17th and 18th centuries, diamonds and rubies were often paired together as a symbol of eternal love. A romantic idea for an engagement ring, Jessica Simpson and Priscilla Chan-Zuckerberg both sport a ruby with diamond accents.


Sapphire and Diamond Engagement RingAn elegant selection, a sapphire engagement ring is the perfect “something blue.” One of the most famous of these blue stones was worn by Princess Diana, and now rests on the finder of Kate Middleton.  A symbol of truth, sincerity and faithfulness, it is a beautiful and meaningful option to offer any bride looking for a statement ring. The sapphire is ranked at a 9 on the Mohs scale of hardness, making it durable enough for everyday wear. Shades of cornflower blue are the most valuable and popular, but stones come in a wide range of colors to suit any style.

Pink Diamond

A sweet and romantic hue, a pink engagement ring is sure to turn heads. These stones look stunning against platinum and rose gold settings. Consider rose gold prongs regardless of the ring’s metal to make them blend seamlessly against the stone. One of our favorite designs: Blake Lively’s gorgeous ring.

Find your colored stone engagement ring or design a custom piece with us at Diamonds Forever! Our San Diego, California shop is located at 3689 Midway Drive, Suite A.



Wedding Bands: Finding your Perfect Pair [Quiz]

husband and wife wedding bandsPicking out your wedding bands is a big decision. A sign of the love and commitment you and your significant other share, you want to choose a ring that you love and are excited to wear daily. Before heading out to shop for your rings, make some preliminary choices to simplify your search.

Should Your Rings Match?

The first thought to consider: What type of metal you would like your ring to be made of? Traditionally, the engagement ring and both wedding bands are all made of the same material. While this notion still appeals to many couples, it is by no means a rule that is set in stone. Talk with your partner about your ring preferences and then find a metal you love. Have two different preferences, but still want bands similar bands? Consider compromising with a braided style that incorporates both of your favorites.

Consider the Engagement Ring

Take a look at the ring that is already on your hand. Especially if you plan on wearing your wedding band and engagement ring together, you will need to find a style that compliments that of your ring. We also recommend bands that contour or interlock with the engagement ring for easy and comfortable wear.


Wedding bands are a big purchase, so take your time making a decision. Be sure to start your shopping early to have the rings designed, sized and engraved in time for the big day.

When you’re ready to start your search, head to Diamonds Forever at 3689 Midway Drive, Suite A. Located in San Diego, California, we can’t wait to help you find the perfect wedding bands.

Interested in learning what wedding band style will suit you best? Take our quiz below to find out:


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Reasons Why You Should Give Someone (or Yourself) Jewelry

Becoming the Artist

By making and designing your ring, bracelet, or necklace with your jewelers at Diamonds Forever, you can become an artist. Simply by getting excited about what your special person likes and her personality, we can come up with many ideas that will impress her and make your gift something durable and aesthetic.


Jewelry is very sentimental. It means you’ve cared for this person long enough to spend a little time and money to find something that reminds you of them. It can symbolize a celebration of engagement or a birthday or a rite of passage such as a young girl turning 16 receiving a new pair of diamond earrings or a gift on mother’s day that has all her children’s birthstones or names.

Value of Precious Metal

Without gold, what does guarantee the value of our money? The answer is: nothing at all. All jewelry made in precious metals has a value unlike many little pieces you can find at your local mall that only cost you a few bucks. With any true gold, silver, or platinum jewelry you can find relief in that if you buy it that you will always receive something in return just in case of emergencies. Precious metal also doesn’t turn your finger green! You can wear it anywhere and it can handle a lot of abuse. But just because it’s strong it doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be mindful of it and take good care of it. After all, it was probably a gift from someone who cared about you.

A Timeless link to the Past

Especially with old family jewelry, it’s exciting to find out if it’s an antique or from what jewelry era it came from. It could go all the way to the Gregorian era which you can’t find much of these days since most of it was taken apart and reassembled into other pieces of jewelry and non jewelry items. Hopefully it’s from the Edwardian era, a time during splendid prosperity, where most things were made of the more expensive metal Platinum and diamonds and pearls. Knowing that jewelry has lasted through the centuries shows how timeless your next design could be. It’s impressive how we can still find a link to our ancestors and still make our own family heirlooms.

Instilling Confidence

Just wearing valuable gold and diamonds makes you feel like a million bucks. It’s not just an amazing accessory it’s a lifestyle. It’s a lifestyle where you are choosing to adorn yourself and look good every day. Some want to accentuate their loveliness. Some want to wear it for protection from illness or the hazards of life. Whatever the reason you choose to wear your jewelry, simply love and keep buying more!