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2022 Engagement Ring Trends: Color of the Year

A brand new year brings exciting trends, unique styles, and a new color of the year. For 2022, Veri Peri has been crowned the winner. The shade features a vibrant periwinkle blue hue with violet-red undertones. Decided by paint companies and color experts, this color is seen virtually everywhere, so prepare to see a lot of it - even on engagement rings.

People have quickly become smitten with colored gemstone engagement rings. Vivid and beautiful, they allow couples to proclaim their love for one another with a bold statement. Inspired by 2022’s Color of the Year, we put our own spin on the colorful engagement ring trend by creating lavender purple sapphire rings and aqua blue sapphire rings. So, if you’re bored of the traditional diamond rings, we have you covered with gorgeous colored rings you’ll fall head over heels for.

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Not Your Ordinary White Diamond Rings

It’s no secret that diamonds are a girl’s best friend. But we believe there’s room for everyone at the table, every stone bringing something unique to the group. For example, while not as traditional in the engagement ring circle, sapphire rings still have a rich history - one connected with royalty.

Sapphires have been royal families’ go-to gemstone for centuries; in fact, Prince William gave Kate Middleton Princess Diana’s iconic sapphire engagement ring. Take our tiara halo diamond purple sapphire ring, for example. It’s unique, captivating, and undeniably beautiful, even when paired with diamond bands. With a decorated finger like this, you’ll feel like a princess every time you glance down at your hand. Not too shabby, in our opinion.

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Veri Peri: Lavender Purple

Lavender and other light purple shades, like lilac, are known to symbolize serenity, devotion, and grace, making it the perfect color for an engagement ring. While it’s certainly unconventional, we can’t deny its remarkable beauty. We love the pastel-to-vivid shade our lavender purple rings boast, featuring oval and pear shaped sapphires with a halo of dazzling diamonds - far more eye-catching than traditional diamond rings. Plus, the rarity of lavender sapphires makes them all the more alluring - just like you on your wedding day.

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Veri Peri: Aqua Blue

When we think of aqua blue, we think of cloudless skies and crystal-clear oceans. Inspiring creativity and youth, this light blue shade is perfect for couples who embody a carefree spirit and want their individuality to shine as bright as their engagement ring. Blue is one of the most sought-after sapphire colors and features a wide range of shades (apart from the popular royal blue), including aqua blue, sea-foam blue, and teal blue.

We’ve declared our love for these colors with our aqua blue sapphire rings, which feature brilliant shades of blue and green, delivering the elegance of a diamond but with some extra color, making them the ultimate “something blue.” These light shades are a perfect choice for those who have always imagined having a beachside wedding.

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Mix and Match Bridal Stacks

What’s better than one ring? Multiple, of course! Stacked wedding rings are a great way to showcase your personal style while honoring your eternal love. Most bridal stacks include your wedding band, engagement ring, and any other meaningful rings.

To create a unique stackable ring set, bring your sapphire ring into the mix and style the group around it. Feel free to experiment by mixing metals, stones, colors, and styles. For example, you can have your oval-shaped purple sapphire ring nestled in the center of a deep curved diamond band and your U-shaped 7 diamond wedding ring. The result will look as though your engagement ring is resting in a nest of sparkling stones. What could be better than that?

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Perfect Alternative Engagement Rings

While we appreciate traditional white diamond rings, finding one that best represents you and your love is challenging since they all look similar to those you’ve seen before. On the other hand, alternative engagement rings that feature different stones and colors, like lavender sapphire, purple sapphire, and blue sapphire are perfect for injecting your personality into your engagement ring set. The result is a one-of-a-kind bridal stack that is undoubtedly you.

Here is a stackable engagement ring set we can’t get enough of: a pastel lavender sapphire ring and a U-shaped diamond band. It’s the perfect blend of classic and modern.

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So, why do we love lavender, purple, and blue sapphires? We don’t just love them for their show-stopping, eye-catching shades - we love them because they’re rare, just like you! Your unique love story deserves to be honored with stones that resonate with you and your partner. For us, Veri Peri isn’t just the color of 2022; it’s the color of forever. These colors promise to cherish you in happiness and in style, for better and for worse. Now, there’s only one thing left to do: say YES!

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