man surprising woman with engagement ring

Meaning of Gemstone Colours in Engagement Rings

man surprising woman with engagement ring

Better let him know which colour you prefer!

Are you drawn to something a bit different as an engagement ring? Does a white diamond solitaire remind you too much of your parents? Maybe you just like to stand out from the crowd? If you are considering going with a coloured gemstone rather than the classic white solitaire, you may want to find out what the different colours mean and how they can affect you.

Colours and crystals carry powerful magick. Below you will find the meanings of different colours but if you feel drawn to a particular kind of crystal, I suggest you look up the specific meaning for it as well. If you really want to get to know a particular crystal or gemstone intimately, you can use the Crystal Interview Tarot Spread.

As for the metal, that too is a matter of choice. Gold (Sun/masculine/God) is the most obvious traditional option and comes in different colours (yellow, pink, red and white) but many gemstones can now be found with a more affordable silver (Moon/feminine/Goddess) setting and hey, some of us prefer silver – the smaller price tag is just a bonus.

Ultimately, the choice is yours and yours alone. Do choose carefully and make it a ring that supports you as a couple as well as your own individuality.


11768301_sRed: passion, sexuality, power, love, hot temper
Stones: ruby, garnet, red diamond (expensive!), red coral

It suits you if… You have lots of energy and prefer to lead rather than follow. Not one for the proverbial wallflower. It’s a colour you can’t really ignore – it will always stand out – so you’d better really love red enough to wear it every day. Perfect for the Aries, Leo or Scorpio lover.


13282488_sOrange: sociability, exuberance, sensuality and creativity
Stones: orange citrine, orange garnet, orange topaz, fire opal, orange sapphire, amber, orange coral

It suits you if… you are sensual and full of joie de vivre, like to live on the edge and think outside the box. Feelings and connections are more important to you than to be right or to have the edge intellectually. Brings balance to Water signs (Pisces, Scorpio and Cancer) but may appeal more to an unconventional Sagittarian lover.

yellow diamondYellow: optimism, communication, speed and playfulness
Stones: citrine, yellow topaz, yellow sapphire, yellow diamond

It suits you if… you are outgoing, competitive and eager to communicate. You have a keen intellect and work in journalism, media, teaching or the sports industry. Best suited for Geminis and Aquarians.


emeraldsGreen: abundance, harmony, fertility, luck, healing
Stones: green tourmaline, green sapphire, emerald, jade, peridot

It suits you if… You are Venusian (Libra/Taurus), work as a healer or in finance. But anyone who loves green and would like a bit of good fortune would do well to choose a green gemstone. Peridot suits the Virgo mentality. Choose jade for longevity.

blue diamondBlue: truth, loyalty, hope, relaxation, detachment, perspective

Stones: sapphire, tanzanite, aquamarine, lapis lazuli, blue topaz, and turquoise

It suits you if… Blue sapphire is worn by nobility and royals in engagement rings. It gives you an air of authority and calm confidence. However, bear in mind that if your temperament is already on the cool side and you find it difficult to express affection, you may be better off choosing a more passionate colour. Good colour for Cancerian lovers.

8528889_sPurple: spirituality, magic, mystery, purity, purpose, pride
Stones: amethyst, purple sapphire, purple diamond, and purple tourmaline

It suits you if… you have a vivid imagination and are drawn to the mystical side of life. It’s also a great choice for anyone with a tendency toward addictive behaviour as it helps break addiction and also has detoxifying properties. Great for the sign of Pisces and Scorpio.

pink diamondPink: romance, affection, self-love, acceptance, unconditional love, protection from aggression
Stones: pink sapphire, pink tourmaline, ruby, pink diamond, rose quartz

It suits you if… You feel that you still have a lot to learn about love and that you are willing to do what it takes to ‘get it.’ You may come from an abusive background and be in need of a bit of extra self-love, acceptance and protection. OR you may just be an incurable romantic. Go easy on the rose-tinted glasses if that is you – You don’t want to end up marrying the frog instead of the prince! Libran ladies and Piscean daydreamers may be drawn to this colour.

white diamondWhite/Clear: unity, eternity, simplicity, elegance, innocence
Stones: diamonds, achroite tourmaline, albite, beryllonite, white topaz, pearl, moonstone

It suits you if… you have traditional tastes and don’t want a colour to distract you or clash with what you are wearing.  No matter how much you love a dash of colour, ‘diamonds are a girls best friend,’ to quote Marilyn Monroe. Suits all zodiac signs but especially Taurus (white diamond as birth stone) and Leo.

black diamondBlack: prosperity, power, boundaries, sophistication, integrity, serenity, concealment 
Stones: onyx, black diamond, black tourmaline, haematite, jet

It suits you if… you are very confident. Black is not normally a colour associated with love or happiness so you won’t be seeing any sheeple wearing this. You’ll wear black if you want to stand out. Goths, form a cue right here. Black is a great for Capricorns and Scorpios but I can totally see the odd Aquarian going for black as well – just to be different.

Blessed be!