Are you planning on popping the big question, but don’t think that your partner is too keen on diamond engagement rings? If that’s the case then there’s no need to worry – there are a number of popular alternative stones that people use nowadays for their engagement rings. Many jewellers now carry engagement rings with an array of gemstone choices, but if you can’t find something you like you could always design your own engagement ring – learn more at Vandenbergs Fine Jewellery about how easy it is to create a custom piece. Here are some of the most popular diamond ring alternatives:
When first discovered over 100 years ago it was actually thought that these stones were diamonds because of their hardness and similar colouring. Considering these factors it’s no surprise that they make a great alternative choice.
This gem is popular because it comes in a range of pink colours. It’s been dubbed “The Stone of Divine Love” and is associated with love and relationships, so it’s quite fitting for an engagement ring!
Amethyst is a kind of quartz that comes in a range of lovely purple tones (from light to dark purple). While it’s known to be seen in its raw form, when cut properly it sparkles beautifully to make the perfect centerpiece of any jewellery.
This stone is typically seen in deep blue but can also be found in colours like pink, yellow, white, green, and peach. They are a sturdy diamond substitute but do not tend to sparkle as much.
Pearls aren’t just great for necklaces, but also for rings as well. They have a classy, timeless air to them, but are rather delicate. Take into consideration whether or not your partner has an active lifestyle before investing in one.
No two opals are ever the same – their surface reflects a multitude of shining colours in a number of different patterns that are reminiscent of the aurora. Once were considered old fashioned but now they are definitely trending.
This semi-precious gemstone is of the beryl family and sports a clear, pale blue colour. Because of its clarity, many people love having it as a centerpiece to their engagement ring.
This forest green stone is well-known and used for a number of different jewellery pieces. Considered a classic stone it’s best for someone who will appreciate a traditional, classic look.
Zircon is an extremely versatile gem that comes in an array of colours like blue (most common), yellow, white, brown, purple, orange, pink, and red. It has a brilliant lustre and decent hardiness level that makes it a great substitute for diamonds.
As a precious stone, ruby is a popular stone choice for settings in rings and necklaces. Their luxurious red colouring is a fitting choice when it comes to finding a gemstone relating to love.
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Not sure which to choose? Find out what your partner’s birthstone is and go from there. Not only will this make it easier on you, but it’ll also make the ring that much more personal.