It is really amazing the number of newly engaged couples that are choosing gorgeous colored gemstones for the center stone of their engagement rings. Sapphire, ruby, tanzanite, morganite, pariaba, are all colors of the rainbow! 14 & 18 karat gold and rose gold have been really popular! The intensity of the color and the rarity of the gemstone determines its price but in most instances, they are always less than a diamond. The journey of these colored gemstones are also amazing and finding out the origin is always very interesting. At Five Star Jewelry in Austin, Texas we delight in having a huge selection of gemstones in all colors and rarities!