Spring time - love is in the air, flowers are blooming, and weddings are happening! 2023's spring weddings are expected to have floral elements, whimsical romance, vintage inspiration, lots of color including lavender, greens, pink, and navy blue. While greens and teals in engagement ring gemstones have been and continue to be popular in alternative wedding rings, this year we expect to also see a rise in popularity in pink and purple gemstones.
Here are three engagement ring stone ideas for spring weddings in 2023:
1. Moss Agate
Moss agate is the perfect stone for whimsical engagement rings. This variety of quartz has green moss-like inclusions reminiscent of the forests of the Pacific Northwest, your favorite houseplant, and/or nature as a whole. Pair it with a nature-inspired engagement ring design like our "Artemis On The Vine Divine" ring or something simple yet bold like our "Octavia" ring. Regardless, this stone is an absolute favorite and adds a unique touch to any custom engagement ring! Moss agate sits at a 6.5-7 (fair to good) on the Moh's scale of hardness. Perfect for those who love dark naturalism, earthy aesthetic, cottagecore, or fairy weddings!
Looking for a matching men's band? Add a moss inlay to one of our customizable men's rings like our "Artemis" band to create a complementary set!
2. Lavender Quartz
One of the newer gemstones to our site, lavender quartz (sometimes called lavender moon quartz) is a variety of quartz with an ethereal pale purple color that looks as lovely as lavender smells. Related to rose quartz, this stone has a slight opalescence that gives it a soft and romantic look. This stone is an affordable option and sits at a 7 (fair to good) on the Moh's scale of hardness.
Sapphire is often thought of as a royal blue gemstone, but it actually comes in every color and shade. Whether you want navy blue, blush pink, purple, green, or teal - sapphire is a fantastic stone choice. One of the best perks of a sapphire - they're incredibly durable sitting at a nine on the Moh's scale of hardness and have beautiful luster and shine. Typically sapphires are translucent, but we also offer stones that have varying degrees of opacity to them. More opaque sapphires are often called "opalescent sapphires" and have a unique and ethereal look. These stones are ethically-sourced from Montana, Australia, Madagascar, Sri Lanka, etc. and make for incredible heirloom engagement rings.
Sapphires can also be lab-grown in a variety of colors. Lab-grown sapphires are the real deal! They are the same chemically as natural sapphires, but are just created in a sped-up process. The elimination of mining makes them an ethical and more cost-effective option. We have worked with several lab-grown sapphire color options including blue, peach, and this beautiful sage green seen in our "Ophelia" design below.
Find or Design Your Dream Ring
From pastel pinks and purples to viridian greens and navy blues, 2023 spring weddings will see whimsical romance and natural elements. Whether you prefer the unique mossy look of moss agate, the soft and lovely look of lavender quartz, or the durability and variety of sapphire, we offer a variety of stone and design options that are sure to make stand-out pieces that are meaningful and unique. Each ring we create is handcrafted and made-to-order, making each one customizable and personalized. Choose from our customizable collections of original ring designs or start with a special stone from the Staghead Mine and work with our designers to create the ring of your dreams today!