While not the most obvious choice for engagement rings, February’s birthstone offers plenty of beauty and a surprising versatility that pairs well with any metal and a variety of stones. Paired with diamonds, the result is a modern ring that exudes dramatic beauty without being over the top.
Thinking about using this stone in your engagement ring? Keep reading to get inspiration on how to use amethyst in your ring design.
Fall in Love With These Amethyst Engagement Rings
Known for its beautiful purple colour, amethyst ranges in tone from deep, dark purple to lighter shades. This quartz stone is rated 7 on the Mohs scale, making it a fairly durable ring in terms of hardness. It works well with diamond and other neutral-coloured stones that balance its rich colour. These dazzling rings will give you an idea of how this stone can be used in the design of your ring.
Heart shaped rings are ideal for the romantic at heart. Sweet, feminine and subtle, a simple solitaire heart takes centre stage in a delicate band. For a bolder look, use yellow gold for your band to help the centre heart stone shine. You could also choose a platinum or white gold band and add pave diamonds for added sparkle.
While we’re talking about pave, this pave cushion cut ring is timeless and classic. Cushion cuts have an elegant square shaped design that is cut to provide maximum shine. A prong setting further adds to the sophistication of this design, while a pave-encrusted band further enhance its beauty.
If you lean more towards unusual or less conventional designs, this ring is sure to be a good pick. A sleek marquise amethyst lies in the centre, with a cluster of small diamonds positioned off-centre. The varying colours and sizes work together subtly for maximum impact, while the rose gold bands offset the centre stone’s purple hue.
Twisted bands will never go out of style, and for good reason, too. In this design, one twisting band is encrusted with diamonds, while the other features pave amethyst stones. Together, they form an interlinked design that is symbolic of the entwined love shared by couples.
One of the many things to love about pear cut rings is that they can be worn either way up with a different effect. Facing downwards, pear stones can make shorter fingers appear more elongated. Facing upwards, this cut can make fingers appear smaller. A split band and halo complement this ring perfectly.
Unlike traditional three stone rings, also known as trinity rings, this design features three tiny diamonds within each triangular shape flanking the centre amethyst. The result is a layered ring that has plenty of visual detail when viewed up close. This ring would work well in any metal.
Another delicate, feminine design, this floral ring features four tiny amethysts as petals, with a tiny diamonds in the centre. The fine gold band adds a hint of colour to offset the deep purple of the petals. This ring would also work well in white gold, rose gold or platinum.
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