Engagement rings are precious gifts you give somebody you love. They carry feelings and a question, “will you marry me?”, but also trends, stones and glamorous diamonds. If you’re not the type to dazzle in bedazzle, choose non-diamond engagement rings with rubies, sapphires, morganites and topazes, to name a few.
In the last decades, the diamond took first place in everybody’s minds when it came to promises and rings. These days, modern couples would rather invest in memorable accessories than in loans. Here is where precious gemstones come into place. But if you don’t know what to choose, there’s a little friendly guide below.
Top 10 non-diamonds engagement stones
If you don’t know what to choose, you don’t have a better half with eyes you can match a stone to, discover that rubies, amethysts, sapphires, and emeralds are traditional cardinal gems, along with diamonds. This will narrow it down for you if you’re researching the mineral crystals section.
To make it even simpler for you, exceptional ones are:
- emeralds – as some are even rare
- sapphires – as this is one of the hardest stones on the planet
- rubies – as its special color decides the cost
Other jewels you might want to investigate are pearls, jades, amber, topaz or rose quartz. These budget-friendly alternatives to diamonds are a long way from the traditional, but they will contour your love story the same way. What’s more, this makes it easier to change your engagement ring every 10 years as a little gift.
How to choose a non-diamond engagement ring
Even if it isn’t made with a diamond, the setting should still be gold or a similar long-lasting material. Some recommended sets are pearl with yellow gold, amethyst with rose gold, aquamarine with a platinum setting, and bohemian opal with white gold.
Choose similar cuts to those of diamonds, something classic like an oval-cut tourmaline or an emerald-cut morganite.
If you don’t know what stone to choose, investigate your future partner’s birth stone or even their birth month stone:
- January – Garnet
- February – Amethyst
- March – Aquamarine
- April – Diamond
- May – Emerald
- June – Pear
- July – Ruby
- August – Peridot
- September – Sapphire
- October – Opal
- November – Citrine
- December – Turquoise
Use a precious gemstone from something they already have and cherishes or reinvent some other accessory from your family or theirs. Mothers and grandmothers would love to share vintage jewelry for your big moment.
For Millennials and younger generations, another cool and Earth-friendly stone is the salt and pepper diamond, pieces which jewelers discarded because of their “special beauty”.
If you want something that is closest to a diamond, opt for an emerald cut white sapphire ring or a special design, like a hex stone moissanite.
Of course, you shouldn’t avoid diamonds from safe sources, they make beautiful engagement rings. But, if you want something unprecedented and even personalized for your fiancé, one of the alternatives above and from our online shop would make a red velvet box complete.