For most people, the concept of ‘engagement ring’ is synonymous with a big, sparkly diamond. This is the traditional engagement ring stone, and the one most brides will choose and most grooms will actively look for.
However, diamond engagement rings present a few fundamental problems. First of all, all but the lowest-quality diamonds are expensive, and purchasing one will take a toll on any well-meaning shopper’s wallet. Second of all, most people tend to be extremely particular about what diamond they like – it is not at all uncommon (while a little unfair) for a couple to spat over the future groom’s wrong choice of a stone to present to his significant other.
What these unfortunate brides and grooms are not considering, however, is that there are less controversial and no less attractive alternatives to diamonds with which to set engagement rings at moissaniteco. A number of different stones can effectively replace diamonds, and ruby, garnet or emerald engagement rings are all safe bets to making a bride happy while also standing out from the crowd and not necessarily breaking your bank.
Of course, this choice is ultimately dependent on what is the bride’s (or groom’s) taste in stones. Emerald engagement rings look lovely, but if your partner prefers stones of other colours, he or she is likely to not be satisfied with that particular choice. So make sure to know what his or her preferences are prior to buying the stone.
Be prepared for this choice to be deeply linked to your bride or groom’s personality, as well. Emerald engagement rings, on the other hand, will please brides and grooms who value faithfulness, while a blue stone such as a tourmaline will suit someone more spiritual. Other ideal additions to an engagement ring are pearls (which symbolise love and marriage) or a birthstone, perfect as a custom option and especially suitable for believers in astrology.
It is evident, then, that lovers on a budget do not need to settle for a less shiny or attractive engagement gemstone. By foregoing diamonds in favour of ruby or emerald engagement rings, they will at once save money, affirm their individuality, and get a ring which suits their specific personality and taste, rather than simply a standard one.