So you’ve found that one-and-only human being you want to spend the rest of your life with and you’re ready to make it official.
When trying to settle on the kind of engagement ring you’ll be proffering at that singular proposal moment, the choice seems obvious: a big shiny diamond, of course.
However, although diamonds are still the most beloved gemstone for engagement rings around the world, they might not be for everyone. Have you considered an alternative gemstone that may perfectly reflect your beloved’s style, taste, and personality?
Not every gemstone will perform well on jewelry meant to outlast time and survive daily wear, but there are three stunning and durable alternatives to diamonds that you should definitely consider.
Morganite engagement rings are growing in popularity – and for good reason. This feminine gemstone makes a powerful romantic statement.
In spite of its delicate appearance, morganite is a durable gemstone antagonizing the traditional diamond, not only in hardness and beauty but also in its comparatively more affordable price tag.
Delicate in pink, with a morganite center stone:
An engagement ring on rose gold that is boasting a unique design, this option features an impressive pear-shaped morganite center, sitting on a heart-shaped row of diamonds for added sparkle. A ring that is sure to get people talking!
Traditionally, sapphire engagement rings symbolize love, devotion, sincerity, and fidelity. They’ve experienced a surge in popularity in recent years, with Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, sporting a beautiful sapphire engagement ring that once belonged to Princess Diana. However, you don’t have to be royalty to enjoy the class, style, and durability of a finely-designed sapphire engagement ring.
Sapphire engagement rings also offer something a bit different to a traditional gold or platinum ring, with the classic blue or pink stones used to highlight the diamonds that are featured in a traditional bridal set.
A royal blue sapphire center stone:
This unique white gold diamond engagement ring features a prong set round blue sapphire center. The center is flanked on each side by a spray of marquise cut diamonds with round diamond melee adorning the dainty shank.
Intricate diamond ring with pink sapphire flares:
This unique modern engagement ring features a round prong set moissanite center embellished on the shoulders with gold vines and marquise cut pink sapphires. A ridge of shared prong set diamonds frame the artful shoulders for an elegant touch of glamour.
If you’re dead set on the clear traditional look of the diamond but with a special quality to it, and without having to compromise on ethics, beauty, quality, or finances… then Moissanite might just be the stone for you! Sometimes called Stardust or Space Diamond, Moissanite is a gemstone that literally fell from the sky. Gleaming, gorgeous, durable, and affordable, the moissanite engagement ring is an uncompromising and ethically superior substitute to the traditional diamond engagement ring. An environmentally friendly, hand-polished gem, that fell straight from the heavens.
Brilliant moissanite with a twist
This white gold engagement ring gives off a classic vibe. The design is adorned by a round and brilliant moissanite center stone snugly embraced by an elegant curve of marquise diamonds.