Daring brides are straying from the traditional diamond when it comes to center stones. Several engaged and married celebrities are fans of the trend, such as Jenny McCarthy, Halle Berry and of course Kate Middleton! Go for a regal blue sapphire like Kate, or go the route of Halle with a vintage inspired emerald set in yellow gold. If you’re fiancé is looking to splurge on a colored diamond, canary yellow is another gorgeous option. But if you’re searching for a statement making bauble on a budget, stick with traditional gemstones.
Cost aside, a colorful stone can also add an extra meaning to a sentimental piece of jewelry. Choosing a birthstone, favorite color, or incorporating heirlooms are just a few of the many ways to personalize your ring. But you don’t have to ditch the classic white diamond all together. You can set your sapphire or ruby in a diamond studded halo and pave band or use the bright pieces as accents with a diamond in the center.
Are you a traditional bride? That’s ok! You can be daring with your wedding band, instead of going with the traditional gold wedding band or diamond studded band, opt for a colored stone wedding band.