With the heat of summer a distant memory, our eyes are turning towards the cooler shades of the bright and bold hues we've seen dominating the gemstone jewellery collections on the market this year. Pale, peachy morganites, icy blue aquamarines, blush pink tourmalines and the washed out, watered down violets of amethysts are all rising to the fore in the place of heavily saturated brights and neons.
We've also seen this trend travel through into the engagement ring world, where enquiries via our engagement ring finding service for champagne diamonds or faded varieties of coloured diamonds, peach-coloured morganites or pale pink sapphires have increased dramatically in the past six months. The above aquamarine and diamond ring is the second most pinned ring on all our Pinterest boards, testament to the changing tastes towards romantic and more gentle tones.
Bringing an understated warmth of colour without being overpowering, these pale hues are a slight move away from a white diamond; less traditional, more unusual for an engagement ring choice, and allow for larger, or more interestingly cut stones.
With more people making the move away from the classic, if somewhat cliched, solitaire diamond engagement ring, using pale coloured gemstones such as morganites, grey diamonds, pale tourmalines or sapphires, makes the final ring as wearable as the 'go-with-everything' ubiquitous white stone.
A new, modern neutral in a beautiful washed out palette, perfectly channeling the understated elegance and minimalist tastes of the young and adventurous, these stones and colours are becoming more and more popular as the move away from ostentatious 'bling' progresses. Hooray.