Flower-themed settings are a popular choice for citrine rings. © CustomMade. Used with permission.

Why Choose a Citrine Engagement Ring?

Citrine’s sunny hues have led people to associate them with health and happiness. Its durability makes it great for an engagement ring, too, and it’s one of the best choices for a big, affordable stone.

Opting for a low-cost center stone like citrine opens up your budget for the ring setting, too. If you’re looking for a unique ring to match your personality, consider designing your own with a trusted jeweler like CustomMade.

Other Yellow and Orange Options

If all you want is a gold-colored stone, you have other options besides citrine.

Yellow or orange sapphire as well as yellow diamond are excellent choices for an engagement ring stone. They also have greater hardness than citrine. Of course, these gems are more expensive.

If a tight budget attracted you to citrine in the first place, you still have other gold-colored options. For example, topaz is the traditional November birthstone and easy to find in most jewelry stores. (In fact, citrine is sometimes confused with topaz). Heliodor is a less well-known cousin to aquamarine and emerald and …