Congratulations… you are about to enter a new phase of your life, the most beautiful phase. It’s going to be an amazing ride and so you absolutely deserve an amazing start. A perfect engagement ring is one matches well with the colour of your love and the life you are going to share together.
Although 80% of people like to go with diamonds, there are also other options available in the market that can help you pick a one-of-a-kind engagement ring. Let me show you.
How many times have you imagined yourself proposing with diamond rings? I bet countless times. To tell you the truth, you aren’t the only one. Movies have made us fall in love with the idea of marrying with a diamond ring. And why not?
A timeless and classic choice, diamonds are the most beautiful option one can go for while buying an engagement ring. But since they cost thousands, you can always opt for coloured diamonds, among which pink ones are the most expensive and valued.
This stone is perfect to showcase your never-ending love for your partner because you know “diamonds last forever”.
Looking for diamond alternatives? Then let me introduce you to a beautiful gemstone known as sapphires.
Up until the twentieth century, sapphires were more popular and in-demand than diamonds for engagements rings. Apart from the price, sapphire is a great choice because they are very durable, just like how your love will be.
Typically, the colours, teal, peach, pink, yellow, and white are commonly found but the royal blue colour has definitely got our hearts. The lustrous delicacy and beauty of the sapphire are definitely going to be an amazing choice for your engagement ring.
Also, did you know that even Princess Diana and her daughter-in-law Kate Middleton wore a sapphire ring for their wedding? Now, that’s something you can definitely brag about.
If you are one of those soft couples whose world revolves around each other then you should definitely go with Aquamarine stone on your engagement ring.
These stones are beautiful, pale, blue semi-precious gemstones. The word aquamarines literally translate to “water of the sea”, which you can understand as a part of your love preserved as a gemstone.
Their pale blue design does not shine much as sapphires or diamonds. But for people who like to keep it minimal and elegant, aquamarine is a good and budget-friendly choice to go for.
Keep in mind, that aquamarines and blue topaz are quite similar in looks, but aquamarine is more valuable than the latter so make sure you clarify with the buyer before purchasing.
You must be lying if this stone didn’t cross your mind before reading this article. Emeralds are rare gemstones that have been valued throughout history as a symbol of royalty.
Not only that, along with diamonds, sapphires, rubies, and pearls, emeralds have been one of the most prized precious gems that make a beautiful choice for an engagement ring.
Their square design and amazing shine will make people turn their heads everywhere your fiancee will make an appearance. Lab emeralds are clearer and brighter than natural ones, so if that’s what you want to go for, make sure you already decide that beforehand.
Either way, using emerald as a ring choice for your fiance is already making my heart flutter with joy, and I am sure your partner’s heart will too.
Again, an amazing choice, rubies have also been an original gemstone valued since historical times. Since red is associated with love and passion, this beautiful gemstone will be a perfect choice to share your love with your partner.
The intensity of the colour is the sole reason the price of the gemstone may vary. Trust me, you cannot help but feel amazed by the shimmery glow of this precious beauty.
Also known as the “Queen of gems” this precious gemstone is often associated with purity and innocence. Although there are many colours available for this, white and cream-coloured gemstones are the most in-demand among all.
However, these are very soft, so go for this stone only if your partner will wear it on special occasions. The price varies from hundreds to thousands of dollars depending upon the size, colour, lustre, and form.
Over to you…
These were my top choices for the stones suited for an elegant engagement ring but of course, you can always research more and use some colour combination for yourself to curate the ring of your choice.