Colored Stones May 20 2015, 0 Comments

Diamond have always been the most popular choice for engagement rings. However have you thought of using a coloured gemstone as the centrepiece of your ring. The Duchess of Cambridge's sapphire and diamond ring has put coloured gems back into the spot light over the last few years. 

While diamonds are in plentiful supply many coloured gemstones are becoming increasing more difficult to source. Mines exhausting supply, wars and difficult supply routes and the growth of the Chinese market has seen many stones like sapphires, rubies and emeralds become more valuable and harder to acquire. With the symbolism and sentiment of an engagement ring, what could be more wonderful than a rare stone!

Coloured gemstones are an individual statement as no two stones are alike. What you choose in the way of colour, size and shape is purely personal.   All we suggest is to look for a bright lively stone with an even colour.

Imp have a collection of many different coloured stones, handpicked by our designers and gemmologists.