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Best Engagement Rings For Christmas 2023

a man proposing to a woman in front of a lake at sunset with santa clause in his sled flying across the sky.

Updated December 2023

The holiday season has long been a romantic time of year for wedding proposals. Let Copeland’s help make your proposal “marry” and bright.

We’re Austin’s trusted curator of fine diamonds and we carry a variety of classic wedding & engagement rings alongside our more unique wedding jewelry.

We’re an authority on colored gemstones for wedding rings. Plus, with our in-house jewelers, we’ve always specialized in custom work. Remember, we can remove or replace almost any gem to go into almost any setting.

Our list starts with colored gemstone rings. Next, we’ll move into vintage styles, then exceptional colored diamond rings, and end with some classic diamond rings.

Unique Colored Stone Engagement Rings

If you’re not afraid of color and are intrigued by gemstones rarer than diamonds, you’ve come to the right place. When it comes to colored gemstones, count on Copeland’s to give you the guidance and knowledge you need to make the perfect choice for your engagement ring.

We’d love to share our knowledge with you so you can make wise choices for your “forever ring”. As an example, emeralds rank high on the hardness scale but they’re prone to brittleness and fractures. We can show you more durable gems for everyday wear. However, if it’s got to be an emerald….we totally get it!

Here are three great choices for colored gemstone engagement rings.

Iconic Blue Sapphire Engagement Ring

Make her your Queen with this sensational oval blue sapphire and diamond ring in 18K white gold. Certainly, the most distinctive yet classic engagement ring in modern history.

Very similar in style to the late Princess Diana’s renowned engagement ring. Now famously worn by her daughter-in-law Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge. In addition, sapphires and rubies are the hardest colored gemstones. So, they’re a good choice for your everyday ring.

Our sapphire and diamond engagement ring is exemplary of a sophisticated classic style. Most importantly, you’ll love this large extra-fine, mesmerizingly blue sapphire, weighing almost 4 carats (3.86 ct.). This color is amazing!

Masterfully crafted in 18K white gold. Meticulous beadwork and diamonds are set all around the sapphire and halfway down the band. Beautifully resembling a crown, the under gallery is also set with small diamonds. To sum it up, this is one of the absolute best engagement rings for Christmas.

Beguiling Orange Spessartite Garnet Ring

Do you both bleed orange? Would you enjoy longhorn photo opps at your wedding? Then light up her world with this impressive Orange Spessartite Garnet ring! That’s right, an orange garnet.

A 4.35 carat beauty from the collection of a retiring gemstone cutter who has spent a lifetime collecting special gems. Spessartite’s high refractive index makes them super sparkly and brilliant. And, as you can see, the cut on this stone is magnificent, radiating the color like rays of sunshine. Plus, garnets are a good durable colored gemstone for your everyday ring. In 18K white gold.

Ceylon Sapphire Engagement Ring

This stunning Ceylon Sapphire ring is a big YES!

From Philip Zahm who is always one of our favorite designers because of the breathtaking gems he curates. Zahm always respects the millions of years mother nature has put into these perfect gems by making them the star of his pieces. Ceylon sapphires are arguably the best of sapphires. At just over 2-1/4 carats, this Ceylon sapphire is truly an outstanding gemstone in a phenomenal shade of cornflower blue.

A design master, Philip artfully displays this yummy pear shape gem. Notice the slight curve in the setting accentuating the elegant pear shape cut. His use of 18K yellow gold prongs highlights the sapphire’s marvelous cornflower blue hue.

Lastly, he adds a touch of brilliance with almost 1/4 carat of beautiful high-quality round diamonds set all along the 18K white gold band.

Vintage Style in New Rings

Does your partner have a love for vintage styles in clothes, graphics, and art? People with a sense of history or storytelling gravitate to vintage styles as well as romantics.

Antique jewelry is beautiful but can be fragile and may need repairs. So, we also offer new rings with a vintage style. Quality engagement rings that will last a lifetime.

Beverley K Vintage Style Engagement Ring

Beverley K are some of the finest in “vintage style rings made new” and this ring is one of their most popular.

Classic, with enough character to feel en vogue. If you love vintage jewelry, this makes one of the best engagement rings for Christmas.

This 18K white gold design incorporates a light and easy-to-wear style she’ll find comfortable enough for everyday wear. In addition, it has a low, flatter profile, so active women find this ring easier to wear.

Currently set with a CZ center stone for display. However, we can easily replace it with a diamond or colored gemstone of your choosing.

Classic Art Deco Engagement Ring

classic vintage style Art Deco design in a brand new ring from Beverley K using only the finest materials in gold, diamonds, and sapphires. Scrollwork and engraving create a very romantic feel to a wonderful timeless design.

Masterfully crafted in 18K white gold with meticulous attention to detail including exemplary engraving reminiscent of the Art Deco era. And, most importantly, the quintessential blue sapphire highlights.

Currently set with a CZ center for display, allowing you to purchase the type of center stone you prefer. Because we do so much custom work, we’ll be happy to help you find and set just the right diamond or colored gemstone.

Head-Turning Colored Diamond Rings

If you love the sparkle of diamonds but you love color too, check out these sparkling colored diamonds.

In addition, they’re rarer than white diamonds too. With colored diamonds you get sparkle, color and diamonds are the hardest gemstone available for your everyday ring.

Outstanding Champagne Diamond Ring

A dreamy champagne diamond features front and center in this new but vintage style ring in 14K white gold. Create the mood with a special bottle of champagne. Then, pop the question with this charming champagne diamond ring.

Beautiful soft tones of champagne color leave this ring awash in romantic vintage style. In addition, its sensual color looks beautiful on everyone.

Baguette diamonds along the top of the band meet the V-style halo. Small round diamonds illuminate the ring along with beautiful tiny gold beading as accents. The champagne diamond weighs 0.59 carats. Total diamond weight is almost 1-1/4 carats (1.24ct.).

Classic Diamond Engagement Rings

Gorgeous Cushion Cut Diamond Engagement Ring

Expertly crafted in 18K white gold, the ever-classic diamond engagement ring style is captured in this design. A gorgeous 2.01-carat cushion cut diamond that’s graded G color and VS2 clarity with certificate.

This ring’s design incorporates almost another carat (.84 ct.) of small diamonds, also of high quality.

Art Deco Inspired Modern Octagonal Engagement Ring 

Prince William gave Kate Middleton his mother’s incredible sapphire engagement ring. But, have you seen the engagement ring worn by her sister Pippa?

Well, here you see something very similar to Pippa’s bauble. But without the price tag of almost $300,000. Both our ring and Pippa’s ring are highly influenced by Art Deco styling and exceptionally crafted of luxurious 18K white gold. Plus, both rings incorporate a diamond halo; updating the style for a more current feel.

Another nod to the art deco style, the focal point to Pippa’s ring is an Asscher cut diamond. It’s similar to an emerald cut but with larger, wide-set steps and almost octagonal in shape and must be cut from very clean rough. Hence, the high price tag of Pippa’s ring.

In our ring, we love how the smaller center diamonds are designed and expertly set to look like one large Asscher cut diamond. A brilliant idea (pun intended). So, with a little ingenuity and high quality smaller stones, this design puts together a spectacular effect. As a result, it’s a fraction of the price.

Our ring incorporates a total diamond weight of almost 1 and 1/3 ct. (1.31 ct.) to achieve this look.

Come into Copeland's in Austin, Texas for further advice on finding the best Christmas engagement rings for her.

We’ve made Austinites happy for almost 40 years when choosing or creating their engagement ring for their Christmas proposal.

Copeland’s carries a variety of classic wedding and engagement rings alongside our more unique wedding jewelry with a personal touch. Plus, we’ve always specialized in custom work with our in-house jewelers. And, we’re the authority on colored gemstones for wedding rings.

So, if you’re wanting a custom ring, please give us a call or email us about your needs. Better yet, come in and see us! Be assured, you’ll find no stuffy people here looking down their noses if you’re not wanting a giant diamond. We will happily show you engagement rings with diamonds or we can show you artsy, unique, one-of-a-kind rings as well. 

Above all, we’re here to help!