Coast Diamond Predicts Sapphire, Ruby and Alexandrite Halo Engagement Rings to Be Popular Choices for Marriage Proposals This Holiday Season

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Celebrity engagement rings with color gemstones influence brides-to-be who traditionally select a diamond as the center stone of the symbol of their love.

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Brides today seek unique engagement rings with color gemstones that express their personality and style.

Innovative engagement ring and jewelry designer Coast Diamond, based in Southern California, announced today that alexandrite, sapphire and ruby halo rings in their Signature Color Collection are predicted to be some of the most sought-after styles for holiday marriage proposals this December. Color gemstone engagement rings have been growing in popularity over recent years, due in part to celebrities wearing sapphires, citrines and rubies on their left ring fingers.

Brides today seek unique engagement rings that express their personality and style. Although some women desire the traditional look of a classic diamond solitaire, many others choose to create a ring with a sapphire or ruby as the center stone. The couple who opts for a color gemstone engagement ring often can go with a much larger carat weight than if they chose a diamond as the center stone, as many precious gemstones are a fraction of the cost of diamonds.

Coast Diamond has seen an increase in requests for pink spinels, gem alexandrites, rubies, and blue and pink sapphires as center stones in rings this year. Actress Debra Messing, who stars as Laura Diamond on NBC's "The Mysteries of Laura" tweeted "OMG….WANNNNTTTTTT " earlier this month on Twitter in a post featuring a Coast Diamond alexandrite ring surrounded by a halo of prong-set diamonds. Ms. Messing has also commented in the past on a Coast Diamond blue aquamarine and diamond fashion ring.

The Coast Diamond 2.89 blue sapphire engagement ring, flanked by trapezoid diamonds, is on several wish lists, as is the 2 carat oval deep royal blue sapphire set in a halo of diamonds. Blue sapphire engagement rings are still popular and likely influenced by the royal engagement ring worn by Kate Middleton.

Coast Diamond also has seen interest in red ruby engagement rings, including a 5.80 carat emerald cut ruby set in a diamond halo. A ruby set in a halo or at the center of a three-stone engagement ring, similar to the ring worn by singer and fashion designer Jessica Simpson, is a perfect choice for a Christmas or New Year's Eve marriage proposal.

"I was fortunate to have acquired several exquisite alexandrites in gorgeous purple and green hues this summer," said Jay Gilbert, founder, CEO and chief designer at Coast Diamond. "These gemstones, ranging in size from ¾ carat up to over 8 carats, look spectacular mounted in halo settings of platinum or 18K gold, and will be truly unique engagement rings for those planning to propose this December."

Coast Diamond’s Signature Color and diamond engagement rings are available at authorized jewelers in the United States and Canada. For more information on Coast Diamond, and to view their collections of engagement rings, wedding bands and Signature Color jewelry, visit http://www.coastdiamond.com.

About Coast Diamond
Elegant design and superb quality are the hallmarks of a Coast Diamond ring. Since 1978, Coast Diamond, based in Glendale, California, has designed classic and romantic bridal jewelry with the highest standards. Jay Gilbert, founder, CEO and chief designer creates exquisite settings that are graceful and stylish. The Coast Signature Color Collection includes an array of impeccably crafted, one-of-a-kind engagement rings, fashion rings, earrings and pendants. Coast Diamond also offers the Charisma, Allure, Rose Gold and Romance Collections, each featuring hand-selected diamonds set in sophisticated bridal designs with stellar workmanship and finish. Every Coast Diamond ring is completely customizable for any shape or size center diamond or gemstone, and is available in platinum, white gold, yellow gold or rose gold, making each ring as unique as the person wearing it.

Media Contact/Press Inquiries:
Laisay Bond, Coast Diamond
Phone: 818-242-8800
Email: laisay(at)coastdiamond(dot)com

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