The best gemstone engagement rings feature vibrant gemstones, such as sapphires or rubies, and typically cost less than diamond rings. Although diamonds are more traditional, gemstone engagement rings have become increasingly popular due to their color, affordability and opportunity for self-expression. Tapping into our extensive experience reviewing jewelry, we gathered the most stunning picks to consider. Our list includes Angara’s Sapphire Ring, which was inspired by Princess Diana’s engagement ring, Blue Nile’s glamorous Sapphire Engagement Ring and James Allen’s Accent Ring that you can customize with 11 dazzling gemstone options.
One thing to keep in mind: Sapphire, ruby, topaz, aquamarine and amethyst are some of the most durable gemstones that hold up well to daily wear and tear. Still, if you’re careful with your jewelry, you can consider softer gemstones, such as opal and pearl. Ahead, you’ll find all the best gemstone engagement rings that we highly recommend.