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Choosing a birthstone engagement ring for the all-important proposal

By LLM Reporters  |  June 16, 2021

When it comes to arranging the all-important proposal, getting all of the elements in order will take some careful consideration, especially if you want to make sure that the event goes as smoothly as possible for you and your loved one. The most crucial aspect is, of course, the ring itself – if you are proposing with a ring that is – so ensuring you have something that is beautiful, thoughtful and that your partner will adore is key, but it can be quite the task.  

Searching for the perfect engagement ring is all about knowing your other half’s tastes and style, but for a personal touch, many couples are choosing engagement rings based on their birthstone. A glance at the sapphire engagement rings on this site shows why opting for gemstones other than diamonds is a popular choice for nearly-weds.

In this post, we take a closer look at which birthstone matches which month as we dive into the deeper meanings of these gorgeous gems.

Diamonds are a classic and April-born brides will be in luck here

January – Garnet

The deep red of the garnet is a bold and unique choice for an engagement ring. Garnets represent the heart, fire, and passion – key ingredients in any romance, so if your future spouse’s birthday is in January, a garnet engagement ring is a striking accessory that will get their heart racing, and hopefully a ‘yes’ to go with the ring too.

February – Amethyst

Those born in February have the amethyst as their birthstone; a stone that is a delicate yet sublime choice for an engagement ring. Amethysts represent purity, balance, and tranquillity and the celestial purple hues of amethysts look beautiful in gold or silver bands, making them a stunning and versatile choice for engagement rings.

March – Aquamarine

When March comes around each year, we begin to look forward to spring, and because aquamarines are the birthstone of March, they also represent transformation, something prevalent at this time of year. In addition to this, aquamarine is associated with peace and harmony, with the subtle blue stone making for an elegant choice for an engagement ring.

April – Diamond

Brides-to-be born in April have the traditional engagement ring gem as their birthstone – the glittering diamond. Diamond engagement rings have been used for centuries and they are a classic and popular choice for a reason. Reflecting light wherever they go, diamonds are the ultimate symbol of light and brilliance.

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For a personal touch, many couples are choosing engagement rings based on their partner’s birthstone

May – Emerald

The striking deep greens of emeralds make them a truly unique choice for an engagement ring. As the birthstone for May, emeralds are associated with love and hope, while in ancient times, emeralds were even associated with Venus, the goddess of love.

June – Pearl

Pearls are a beautiful alternative to diamonds if you’re in the market for an engagement ring for your June-born future fiancée. The shimmering pearl will give any engagement ring a vintage feel and they are believed to symbolise perfection and femininity. Pearl engagement rings are growing in popularity, with celebrities from Emma Stone to Ariana Grande wearing them.

July – Ruby

Rubies are another deep red stone on this list believed to symbolise passion and any bride-to-be wearing a ruby engagement ring will be sure to draw attention. Unique and eye-catching, ruby engagement rings are the perfect choice for brides born in July.

August – Peridot

The subtle green gemstone, peridot, is the birthstone for August. Associated with strength and health and sometimes called the ‘evening emerald’ due to its beautiful green colour, peridots are a truly unique choice for an engagement ring.

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Sapphire engagement rings represent faithfulness and sincerity and those born in September have this as their gemstone

September – Sapphire

There is something irresistible about the intense blue of sapphires. As the birthstone for September, sapphire engagement rings represent faithfulness and sincerity. A gorgeous blue or bold pink sapphire set into a silver band makes for a special choice for an engagement ring.

October – Opal

As October’s birthstone, opals are a versatile and timeless choice for engagement rings with the colourful hues shining within the pearlescent stone making for quite the display. Opals have strong links to happiness, loyalty and fertility, making them a perfect choice of stone for an engagement ring.

November – Topaz

The topaz is an alluring gemstone that symbolises good fortune and passionate love and can be found in varying shades and differing costs. Those born in November enjoy the fiery topaz as their birthstone and the stone can make for a one-of-a-kind choice for engagement rings.

December – Turquoise

Finally, December’s birthstone is turquoise and, as the name suggests, turquoise is usually a rich sea-green or oceanic teal in colour. These captivating stones are connected to protection, wisdom, and hope, making them a lovely choice for an engagement ring.