Green Amethyst Diamond

Green Amethyst Diamond
Green amethyst engagement ring?

Would it be weird to get an engagement ring with a green amethyst gemstone in it? I have always really liked the stone and have found several rings I like. I guess I kinda don’t want to go with the traditional. Will people think that it’s not an engagement ring? Thanks so much!

Here are a couple of examples of what I like. I may not get these exact ones, but they are my style.

http://cgi.ebay.com/EMERALD-CUT-GREEN-AMETHYST-DIAMONDS-14K-WHITE-GOLD-RING_W0QQitemZ220349445979QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUS_Fine_Rings?hash=item334dd9b75b&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=66%3A2%7C65%3A16%7C39%3A1%7C240%3A1318%7C301%3A0%7C293%3A2%7C294%3A50

http://cgi.ebay.com/CUSHION-CUT-GREEN-AMETHYST-DIAMONDS-14K-WHITE-GOLD-RING_W0QQitemZ200309675524QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUS_Fine_Rings?hash=item2ea3631604&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=66%3A2%7C65%3A16%7C39%3A1%7C240%3A1318%7C301%3A0%7C293%3A1%7C294%3A50

Add: What exactly is a cocktail ring? I have been wondering this.

If you want color, go for color!!!

One thing I will warn you of is that Amethyst is a soft stone. On the Mohs hardness scale, it scores a 7 (diamond is 10, sapphire is 9). Any stone that scores below an 8 is generally considered too soft for normal day to day wear. If you’re tough on your rings, the stone could break and it wouldn’t take an especially hard hit to chip a green amethyst.

I will also warn you that amethyst, especially green amethyst, is a very inexpensive stone… for those rings you linked, you’re paying for the setting, as the stone is probably not worth more than $10-20 and these stones are not very saturated (they aren’t strong in tone, which is generally what adds value to a stone). I’d also question the cut quality of these stones. You might want to look into green sapphires or tsavorite garnets if you like green. I’m posting a few links to excellent sites that carry high quality colored stones:

http://www.whitesgems.com

http://www.finewatergems.com

http://www.wildfishgems.com

http://www.thenaturalsapphirecompany.com

http://www.customgemstones.com

http://www.precisiongem.com/

As you will see from some of these sites, certain top quality colored stones sell for much more than diamonds. An excellent quality colored stone is much more rare, therefore much more valuable than your standard colorless diamond.

Edit – I also wanted to let you know that there are a lot of creepy treatments done to colored stones…. there are also tons of fakes out there, especially on Ebay. Please read this article about gem treatment before you buy and make sure you know what you’re getting: http://www.wildfishgems.com/treatment

Green Amethyst Diamond
Green Amethyst Diamond
Green Amethyst Diamond

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