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TRENDS: Colored Stone Engagement Ring

Monday, October 1st, 2018

No matter the season – the soaring, sun-soaked skies of Summer or the brisk and oh so chilly breezes of Fall and Winter – it’s always proposal time for someone somewhere. So, today, we look at another of this year’s most popular engagement ring trends: “The Colored Stone Ring.”

Just as multi-stone, rose gold and band-like engagement rings are currently trending, fine jewelers are also experiencing growing requests for colored stones in place of the classic Diamond center stone. To follow this trend, consider choosing your birthstone as your center stone, or opt for vivid, deeply hued stones like Sapphires, Emeralds, Tourmalines or Rubies.

2017, Vintage Emerald Ring, Johnny N

You can play with the colored center stone trend by choosing your favorite gem and then accenting it with Diamond halos or side stones to set off its richness and intensity. Or, you can play it a bit more safely by choosing a beautiful Diamond as your center stone and then accenting it with your birthstone or other colorful gems as side stones or a decorative halo. Fancy Yellow Diamonds are also an elegant and timeless way to try this trend.

 Fancy Yellow Center

Fancy Yellow Center

No matter your choice for an engagement ring, the point is to find – or design – something that you truly love. With an experienced custom designer to assist you, you can confidently buck tradition knowing that your finished ring will be a beautiful masterpiece that’s just as unique as you are.

If you’re currently in the market for your dream engagement ring, consider visiting the experts at the Diamond and Jewelry Gallery Studio City, voted “Favorite Jewelry Store” with 50-75% off retail pricing daily and customer referrals as their number one form of business. For a limited time, the store is featuring an unbeatable special with a free matching wedding band along with every diamond engagement ring purchase. Find them at 818-982-4444; or visit

September Birthstone: Precious Blue Sapphire

Sunday, August 23rd, 2015

2015, Diamond and Jewelry Gallery, pic, loose sapphire

The richly blue Sapphire is the birthstone of those fortunate enough to be born in September. Giving gifts of jewelry in signature birthstone gems is an age old tradition. Have you ever wondered when it started?

As far as we can tell, the first century Jewish historian Josephus introduced the idea of an association between the twelve stones in Aaron’s breastplate and the twelve months of the year and their zodiac signs. Also, in the eighth and ninth century, Christian religious documents associating a particular gemstone with an apostle were written as a nod to the book of Revelation reference that “their name would be inscribed on the Foundation Stones, and his virtue.” Eventually, it became common to keep twelve stones and wear one a month. The tradition of wearing only a single birthstone, as is commonly done today, is thought to be only a few centuries old, and now is more a matter of aesthetics as opposed to anything with religious overtones.

No matter your birthstone, whether it’s a diamond, a pearl or an amethyst – be sure to wear it with pride, flair and style. Here’s a bit about the September birthstone – beautifully intense Sapphire.

2015, Diamond and Jewelry Gallery, pic, Sapphire and DIamond Rings Banner, app


Magnificent sapphire gemstones are most prized for their beautiful hues of dark blue. However, this exquisite stone comes in a rainbow of other colors, including yellow, pink, orange and purple. The lovely blue color of the sapphire is associated with feelings of sympathy and harmony, friendship and loyalty. Sapphires are one of the “precious four,” a set of highly valuable gemstones that includes diamonds, rubies and emeralds.


No matter how far away their exotic origins, you can find all of your favorite gemstones much closer to home at the Diamond and Jewelry Gallery Studio City, located in the beautiful red carpet district of Studio City, California. The beautiful showroom offers its clients stunning diamond, colored stone, gold and platinum pieces designed to fit a range of fine jewelry budgets from large to small.

Voted “Favorite Jewelry Store” by the Los Angeles Daily News, the Diamond and Jewelry Gallery Studio City carries one the largest selections of precious colored stones and EGL & GIA certified diamonds anywhere – often at more than 50-75% below retail. This highly-reviewed store also guarantees their stones to be “conflict-free,” a detail which is increasingly important to today’s consumers.

Call 818-982-4411, or view their gemstone masterpieces at 12456 Ventura Boulevard, Studio City, CA, or View the video below to see one happy customer’s experience with her new custom designed sapphire ring.-T.O.