Besides the obvious fact that they're swoon worthy, engagement rings with colorful center stones are appealing for a few reasons: They stand out from the crowd, they can be less pricey than a white diamond and each precious gemstone has its own unique personality and history. If you're looking for a vintage-inspired engagement ring with an heirloom quality, consider rubies, emeralds and sapphires. If you're looking for bold color that's more budget conscious, gemstones like tourmaline and alexandrite come in vivid shades that won't break the bank. No matter the center stone you choose, a colorful engagement ring will instantly set you apart.
Check out some of our favorite colorful engagement rings, below.