ALTERNATIVES TO A DIAMOND ENGAGEMENT RING

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When you think engagement ring do you automatically think, ‘diamond’? Traditionally, a diamond is the gemstone of choice for an engagement ring, but there are plenty more beautiful gemstones to choose from if you’re willing to think outside the box. From diamond and sapphire rings to vintage-inspired rings that feature no diamonds whatsoever, the right engagement ring is the one your partner will be proud to wear. If you’re considering going with an alternative to a diamond engagement ring, here’s what you should know.




TRADITION OF DIAMOND ENGAGEMENT RINGS

Historically, the first well-known time a diamond was used in an engagement ring was when the Archduke Maximillian of Austria become betrothed to Mary of Burgundy in 1477. This influenced others of significant wealth and social class to do the same. Because of their resilience and durability, a diamond is a symbol of the strength of your relationship and a step towards a long future together.


 



POPULAR ALTERNATIVE GEMSTONES

Although diamonds are still by far the most common engagement ring stone, other colored gemstones are gaining in popularity. If you have your heart set on a diamond but want to add a little color to your ring, a gemstone with diamond accents could be a possible compromise. Here are a few gemstones that make beautiful alternatives to a diamond engagement ring.


EMERALD ENGAGEMENT RINGS


Known as the gems of royalty, emeralds are one of the rarest gemstones. As a center stone, the eye-catching green gem has an air of exclusivity that any bride-to-be will love.

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Emerald Ring set in white gold


SAPPHIRE ENGAGEMENT RINGS


Sapphires used to be more popular than diamonds for engagement rings thanks to their durability. Typically thought of as royal blue, sapphires also come in peach, teal, pink, yellow and white hues making them a versatile choice for an engagement ring.

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Sapphire ring set in white gold


RUBY ENGAGEMENT RINGS


Red has long been associated with love and passion making rubies a fitting choice for an engagement ring. If you’re going for a vintage look, rubies look perfect against a rose or yellow gold band.

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PEARL ENGAGEMENT RINGS


While pearls are much more delicate and not recommended for everyday wear, a pearl engagement ring has an elegant look that is hard to resist. Paired with diamonds or other colored gemstones, a pearl can be a unique option that will really stand out.

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Pearl ring set in white gold




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