Gemstone Engagement Rings


Visit the experts in Color: FWC Jewelers

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FWC Jewelers is a destination store for alternative engagement rings featuring natural colored gemstones, like Sapphire Engagement Rings. We have a wide variety of gemstone engagement rings in stock, but we also have a large inventory of fine and exotic unmounted gemstones for clients to choose from. Selecting a colored gemstone for an engagement ring should be a fun and creative process, and we look forward to helping you find your perfect gem. 

During the design process, we work to build a ring that meets your aesthetic or find a pre-made mounting that makes the gem look its best. In addition, we will try to learn more about the wearers’ lifestyle such that we can guide the client toward certain gem varieties or mounting styles that will hold up for the long term. Some of our favorite gems for engagement rings are the various colors of Sapphire and Ruby, whose durability make them ideal ring gems. We also stock other durable gems, such as Spinel, Emerald, Morganite, Tourmaline, Garnet, Topaz, Alexandrite and more for those looking for that perfect color. 



Learn More About Our Gemstones

Mid Century Rosy Pink Tourmaline Cocktail Ring


While little known to the general public is widely considered by gemologists to be the most colorful and diverse gem family. This is in one part due to the wide variety of colors the gem can come in: from red to blue, from green to black, and all shades in between. READ MORE…

G Custom 7ct Garnet Floral Engagement Ring with Ruby Leaves in band 4.JPG


The garnet family of gemstones is one of the most underrated in the gem world. For the last century jewelers stocked red garnets heavily as the January birthstone, and then forgot about them for the rest of the year. This was a crime! Garnets are an ideal colored stone for use in jewelry. READ MORE…

Unheated 1.40ct Ceylon Periwinkle Blue Sapphire Ring with White Gold Split Shank.JPG


Sapphires are our best-selling colored gemstone family for two key reasons: 1) they come in every color of the rainbow and 2) sapphires are hard and tough enough to be worn on a daily basis- second only to diamonds in their hardness. READ MORE…

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Emerald, Aquamarine, Morganite

Emerald, aquamarine, and Morganite are the three most famous Beryls, but they come in rarer varieties too. The members of the beryl group make excellent jewelry due to the variety of colors, brilliance of the material, and the high 7.5-8 hardness. READ MORE…



Opals have captured the fascination of gem lovers since antiquity. The oldest known items featuring opals were found in ancient Mayan and Middle Eastern jewelry thousands of years old. In the middle ages opals found in central Europe became one of the most prized of gems. READ MORE…


Alexandrite & Chrysoberyl

The chrysoberyl (pronounced kris-o-bear-al) gemstone family is one of the most underrated in the jewelry world. Many people have heard of the “phenomenal” members of the Chrysoberyl family, like Alexandrite or Cat’s Eye, but these are just two members of a very beautiful and important gem group. READ MORE…

We have the following gems in stock:

  • RBlue Sapphire in every shade, Green & Teal Sapphire, Yellow Sapphire, Padparadscha, Pink & Purple Sapphire, Orange Sapphire
  • RNatural Ruby: African & Burmese Rubies, Star Rubies
  • RNatural Beryls: Colombian & Zambian Emeralds, Aquamarine, Morganite
  • RThe wide world of Tourmaline: Pink Tourmaline, Green Tourmaline, Blue Indicolite, Red Rubellite, Paraiba Tourmaline, Watermelon Tourmaline
  • RNatural Alexandrite, Brazilian, Indian, & African Alexandrite, Yellow Chrysoberyl, Cat’s Eye Chrysoberyl
  • RThe entire Garnet Family: Red Garnets Pyrope & Almandine, Green Tsavorite & Demantoid Garnet, Rhodolite, Spessartite, Blue Color Change Garnet, Pink Malaya Garnet
  • ROpals galore! Australian White Opal, Lightning Ridge Black Opals, Ethiopian Crystal Opal, Mexican Fire Opal
  • RImperial Topaz, Pink Topaz, Precious Yellow Topaz, Treated Blue Topaz
  • RThe Quartz Family: Amethyst, Citrine, Ametrine, Rutilated Quartz, Agates, Ellensburg Blue, Chrysocholla
  • RCollector Gems: Spinel, Tanzanite, Moonstone, Jadeite, Iolite, Kunzite, Scapolite, Chrome Diopside, Sphene, OR Sunstone, Zultanite

Choice of Gemstones feel overwhelming?


This purchase is an investment in your relationship, and we want it to start on solid footing. Our GIA-trained staff will help you find the perfect gem, and educate you along the way. We try to make it easy and fun! When you buy a gem from FWC Jewelers, all of the details will be listed on the bill of sale, including the color, variety, species, weight, treatment (if any) and origin (if known). For any purchase over $2000, we will include a free lab report and appraisal on the item, such that you can verify the veracity of our information. High value gemstones are accompanied by GIA certification. 

Frequently Asked Questions

What types of gemstones do you offer?
We offer a wide selection of natural-colored gemstones, including rubies, sapphires (in all colors), emeralds, amethysts, aquamarines, garnets, topaz, tourmalines, spinel, opals, alexandrite, tanzanite, and many more. We also carry a wide variety of natural Diamonds, colorless and fancy color, natural & lab grown. Each gemstone possesses unique characteristics and allure, so we select each gemstone individually, chosen for its particular beauty. We are proud to offer one of the widest selections of fine gemstones on the West Coast.
Are your gemstones natural or lab-created?
We offer primarily natural gemstones. Each gemstone is selected individually from lapidaries, miners, and collectors around the world in a mix of varieties, sizes, and qualities to meet most budgets. We are proud to know the provenance and origin of each gem we sell, thus offering only ethically sourced gemstones. The only synthetic colored gems we sell are those found in original vintage pieces, or those ordered by a client via special request; these will always be clearly noted as synthetic. We proudly carry true synthetic diamonds, also known as lab grown diamonds, as well as the diamond simulant Moissanite; both of which are lab-created options for budget-minded consumers.
How do I know if a gemstone is authentic?
Our GIA-educated staff take great care in sourcing our gemstones from reputable suppliers, and carefully inspect each one prior to sale. Each gemstone sold is documented on the bill of sale, detailing its origin, treatment status, and other unique properties. For purchases over $2,000, we include complementary independent insurance appraisals which evaluate and document your gemstone purchase. For high-value gemstones we include documentation from the GIA or AGS labs prior to purchase. As purveyors of fine gemstones for more than 65 years, you can trust in the quality and authenticity of our gemstones.