Non Traditional Engagement Rings Surge in Popularity

Halle BerryDiamonds may be forever, but the traditional diamond engagement ring is not for everyone.

Fuelled in part by celebrity ring choices, designers and jewelers have seen an increase in demand for engagement rings with center stones of colored diamonds and gemstones.

One of the most famous celebrity engagement rings has to be Jennifer Lopez’s 6 carat pink diamond engagement ring from then-fiancée Ben Affleck in 2002. Following their engagement, many brides-to-be sought out a pink diamond or pink sapphire for their rings.

Academy award winning actress Halle Berry dons a 4 carat emerald engagement ring, set in yellow gold and diamonds. Her fiancée Olivier Martinez designed the stunning hand-forged ring, complete with hidden inscriptions on the inside that only Halle can understand.

Recently, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerburg proposed to his longtime girlfriend Priscilla Chan with a red ruby center engagement ring that he designed himself. The ruby is flanked on either side by two round brilliant colorless diamonds.Engaged

Secret Sapphire in Vancouver stocks a few colored diamond rings, as well as some beautiful emerald and ruby rings as well. Cofounder and colored diamond specialist Monica Tsao can help you custom design your engagement ring. Call 604 – 558 – 3638 to book a consultation.