When it’s time to pop the question, your mind is probably running wild with possibilities. There are so many options when it comes to engagement wedding rings. Between the band and the gems, there are hundreds of combinations. You can find a ring for any budget, preferences, and style. Whether your partner is into engagement rings or not, below are five gems for engagement rings that will satisfy anyone.
Five Gems for Engagement Rings
By far the most popular gems for an engagement ring are diamonds. They are also the most expensive. Diamonds come in a variety of sizes, shapes, and prices. A lot of people talk about the ethics of diamonds, and there is good news. It is much easier these days to find an ethical jeweler who deals with diamonds properly. There are also plenty of lab-produced gems that are similar to diamonds. If your partner isn’t into diamonds, there may not be a reason to straight for the most expensive gem, but if you are trying to show someone that you love them and give them an engagement ring they will remember forever, it is difficult to beat.
If you want something like a diamond but don’t want to pay the price, then maybe you should think about moissanite. Moissanite is about as strong as diamond and is produced in laboratories. While initially, people created moissanite 120 years ago, it has been discovered to occur naturally in the formation of other gems. It is much more affordable but just as beautiful. If you want to buy something pretty for your partner and want the shine and allure of diamonds without paying for it, look no further than moissanite. Diamonds typically cost about ten times as much.
Amethyst is known for its beautiful light purple color for which it gets its name. It is an affordable gem that will please just about any eye. One of the birth gems, if your partner was born in February, it might be a nice option. Even if they were born in August, there is no substitute for this beautiful color. Of course, it isn’t as hard as moissanite or diamonds, but it remains tougher than other gems like quartz.
Another gem that is known for both its hardness and its color is sapphire. It’s tough to miss sapphire, its fiery red hue grabs the eye very easily. It is above most gems on the Mohs hardness scale. A sapphire gem on an engagement ring will satisfy any partner who likes something eye-catching and flashy. If you want something exceedingly tough and with a color that is tough to miss, go for a sapphire gem. Not only is sapphire a lot cheaper than diamonds, but a small gem also that can pop in ways that others with duller colors cannot.
Finally, you can probably picture emeralds. Its unique shade of green has entranced people for years. Ireland is called “The Emerald Isle” for the color of its greenery. Emerald is a gem commonly used in engagement rings, although it is. Green, like red and purple, are colors for people who love them. These gems are not subtle. Still, when it comes to emeralds, the style of the cut really matters. When you want to tone down the flashy color, you can do so with a specific style. That goes for all gemstones, but when you are dealing with an intense color like emerald it’s a good thing to think about.
All these gems are beautiful. There’s no doubt about it. But the way they are beautiful can be particular and nuanced. They are varying degrees of hardness and price. That’s why basing the ring on your partner is always the most relevant and logical thing to do. People are unique and their preferences vary.
What does your partner like? What is their style? Are they conscious about the ethics that go into jewelry, or do they simply want the prettiest thing? Does how expensive it is matter to them? Whoever you are dealing with, you should know them very well by now. So, when you are going to pop the big question ask yourself—what would my partner enjoy the most?