Diamond engagement rings are synonymous with romance and love for some people, particularly since a marketing campaign in the 1940s that famously declared, "A Diamond is Forever." But diamonds haven't always been the first choice for engagement rings. In prior centuries, couples tended to choose stones that held special meaning for them. You could choose the bride's birthstone, or a stone whose color reflects her heritage for her engagement ring.
Today's brides are increasingly returning to more colorful options as a reflection of their personal style. These unique rings are often one-of-a-kind, making them even more special to the wearer.
Birthstone Celtic Engagement Rings
For brides who love their birthstone, the Walker Metalsmith's Celtic engagement rings are a natural choice. We can craft a beautiful ring featuring Celtic knots and other traditional elements and set a center stone in sapphire, ruby, emerald, garnet, amethyst, or any other birthstone. Whatever your birthstone, it will look lovely set in a Josephine's knot, Trinity knot, or floral motif in white, yellow, or rose gold.
For anyone proud of their Celtic heritage, we offer several styles of Celtic rings that make lovely engagement rings. Perhaps the most famous is the Claddagh ring, featuring a heart, clasped hands, and crown to represent love, loyalty, and friendship. The center, heart-shaped stone can be an emerald, the color or Ireland, or any other colored stone or diamond that has personal meaning for the happy couple.
Walker Metalsmiths has designed a complete line of Celtic engagement rings featuring traditional elements such as Celtic knots, Trinity knots, and ornate scrollwork that are stunning settings for gemstones of all shapes and colors. The intricacy of Celtic jewelry designs is ideal for engagement rings with multiple stones as well. A central diamond or gemstone can be flanked by additional stone in designs like our three stone engagement ring with a central, deep green topaz with a diamond on either side.
Modern brides are interested in expressing their individuality through fashion, and having an unusual and unforgettable engagement ring can be part of that. The Walker Metalsmiths hand-crafted Oval Moissanite and Heart knot ring will make an extraordinary statement with its modern, triangular-shaped diamond with brilliant-cut diamonds on either side.
For the true romantic, our Snowflake Triquetra ring has all the delicate elements of romantic, Celtic jewelry, including a pink center stone with diamond accents, and an elaborate mounting reminiscent of Victorian jewelry. We have stunning styles that will satisfy the individual taste of any bride.
Today's couples are focusing more on quality and beauty when purchasing jewelry, foregoing the sometimes exorbitant cost of diamonds and precious gems. At Walker Metalsmiths, we understand the desire for an engagement ring that combines lasting beauty and craftsmanship with a reasonable price tag. For this reason, we offer many of our rings with semiprecious gemstones such as topaz and amethyst in colors that rival more expensive stones such as emeralds and rubies.
The Walker Metalsmith's custom designed Celtic Shamrock Ring set with a deep, green, Tsavorite Garnet sparkles with a vibrant, emerald green at a more affordable price. We also offer garnets and topaz in a wide range of colors like red, raspberry, mint, and various shades of blue. At Walker Metalsmiths, our Celtic Jewelry line includes not only our signature Celtic crosses, but a lovely selection of Celtic rings, which can be set with a gemstone or gemstones of your choosing for a truly unique engagement ring for the love of your life.
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August 1st marks Lughnasadh. This festival signifies the ending of summer and the beginning of fall, a the start of the harvest season. And just as Lughnasadh has been celebrated for centuries, the symbols used in our handcrafted Celtic jewelry here at Walker Metalsmiths have also been part of Celtic history since ancient times.