36 Gorgeous Engagement Rings by Birthstone
If you're not sold on a diamond engagement ring, consider looking to birthstones for inspiration. Colorful gemstones have been coveted for centuries, especially among royalty and celebrities—and they seem to be having a moment right now too. But putting trends aside, there's something incredibly special about an engagement ring with layers of meaning and personal significance. Not into the stone for the birth month you're shopping for? Maybe the rich symbolism or stunning color of another resonates with you (some people even wear their partner's birthstone). Below, find jaw-dropping birthstone engagement rings, as well as their unique meanings.
January: Garnet Engagement Rings
Garnets have been popular gemstones throughout history, reaching as far back as Ancient Egypt. This lustrous jewel boasts a vibrant red color. (The name is said to stem from an old Latin word for pomegranate, granatum.) It's also reasonably durable, making it suitable for everyday wear. Symbolizing friendship, loyalty and devotion, a garnet engagement ring will make your proposal all the more meaningful.