Diamonds are a girl’s best friend, but sometimes things need to be shaken up a little bit. In the past couple of decades, it has become more and more popular for couples to choose non-traditional gemstones for their engagement rings, and the trend doesn’t seem to be going anywhere. While some couples may be tentatively reaching outside of their comfort zones—with choices including the elegant white opal, pearl, or maybe even a pale aquamarine—others embrace bold pops of color without a second thought. Colored gemstones can be used to tell a story, to showcase a couple’s originality, and sometimes they’re chosen just because the bride-to-be is fond of the color—that’s how whimsical it is. When you’ve found your soulmate, there is no sense of comfort as pure as how you feel in their embrace. If you’ve found a citrine engagement ring that tells your story, don’t hesitate to make it your own.
The Most Unique Color in Jewelry?While rubies, sapphires, and emeralds are the typical go-to colored gemstones, one bold color seems to be getting less attention than it deserves. Think about all of the fine jewelry you’ve laid eyes on over the years, from cocktail rings and birthday gifts to vintage engagement rings. We’ve all seen a fair share of amethysts and aquamarines, but how many instances of citrine and yellow topaz have you seen? It’s quite possible that the most unique color one could sport in the jewelry department is yellow. If you’re looking for a one-of-a-kind ring for your one-of-a-kind bride-to-be, go for a citrine engagement ring!
Affordability & Durability
Citrine rings have been proving more and more popular in recent years, but the gemstone is still relatively underappreciated. When looking for an engagement ring, you want to choose a stone that is going to withstand the everyday wear and tear, and citrine is quite a durable stone. Citrine has a hardness of 7, meaning that it can be used in many different types of jewelry without much worry of chipping or cracking. Also, because citrine is quite plentiful, the gemstone is available in many sizes, can be cut into many flattering shapes, and can even be bought in relatively large pieces for a reasonable price. Your styling choices are practically endless when you cast citrine for the lead role. With a range of hues to choose from, stretching from light yellow to brown/orange, there is a warm amber hue for every bride-to-be’s taste.
Go Bold or Go HomeWhen shopping for your citrine engagement ring, remember to keep this tip in mind: the brighter and more radiant the hue is, the more valuable the stone. You’re going for citrine to add a little bit of warmth and spunk to your wardrobe, to your romance, and to your life—don’t be cautious with the shade. Don’t stay pale. Be a show-stopper with a vintage citrine engagement ring from Trumpet & Horn.
Citrine was a favorite of Queen Victoria, a gemstone often used in the Art Deco period, and there are a few choice pieces scattered throughout more recent periods as well, such as our Vintage Paloma Picasso Citrine Ring, circa 1980. For any questions you may have about our vintage and vintage inspired collection, call, email, or live chat with our concierge department today!