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A vibrant hue on your hand can be striking. Many members of the British Royal family would agree: Diana Spencer wore a sapphire engagement ring; Sarah Ferguson sported a ruby. As gem expert Antoinette Matlins, points out, “Colored gems are a more personal choice for brides, because [variations in tones make] each individual stone distinct from any other.”
Red has long been a popular choice, for its connotations of the heart and love. One of Matlin’s favorite crimson stones is the red tourmaline, which is an affordable alternative to the ruby. Others include spinel and garnet, and if money isn’t a consideration, red emerald. The rarest of the scarlet rocks, it’s only found in one spot in the world: Utah.
Green expresses faithfulness and continuity, but Matlins warns against choosing an emerald for everyday use. “Since most people don’t have the budget for stones of rare enough quality to be durable, it’s wise to buy them only in pieces of jewelry that will be worn on special occasions.”
In lieu of an emerald, she recommends tsavorite. This stone, which is found in Kenya, comes in a wide range of greens and is considered to be more brilliant and durable than emeralds, not to mention a tenth of the price. Many experts believe it’s poised to replace the emerald as the most popular green stone.
If you’re looking for a large selection of colors, your search ends with the sapphire. Not only is it one of the most durable stones available, but it also comes in an array of shades from yellow and peach to brown and black. For something that represents spirituality and purity, stick with the true-blue sapphire. Just make sure you go for a lighter shade. “Choose a sapphire in a rich blue color, but not so dark that it looks blackish,” Matlins says, since blackish stones are usually lower quality.
If you want something closely connected with love and marriage, an obvious choice is pearl. For 3,000 years it has been an emblem of modesty, chastity, and purity. Like emeralds, however, only the most expensive pearls are considered durable enough for everyday use, so Matlins suggests wearing them on your wedding day in the form of a necklace, earrings, or bracelet.
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