Where to buy sapphire engagement rings or other colored stones
For those wanting an alternative to diamond engagement rings, I have been recommending James Allen for their large and well priced selection of loose colored gemstones including blue sapphires, pink sapphires, yellow sapphires, rubies, and emeralds. (See more about why these are the only stones I recommend as diamond alternatives here.) For those that don’t want to have to pick the stone and setting separately, James Allen recently introduced their lovely Mille Coeurs Collection featuring these gemstones mounted in diamond accented settings available in 18K gold or platinum.
For those wanting something super unique or even one of a kind, YLANG23 carries such renowned designers as Cathy Waterman, Irene Neuwirth, Jennifer Meyer, Todd Reed, Ten Thousand Things and Adel Chefirdi, among others. Founded nearly three decades ago, Ylang 23 has built a reputation as the premier destination in the U.S. for unique designer jewelry. In addition to a wide selection of bridal rings featuring brilliant, raw, rose-cut, and rough diamonds, they also carry a smaller (but super well curated) selection of precious colored stone engagement rings.