NON-DIAMOND ENGAGEMENT RINGS: A BREAK FROM TRADITION
Non-diamond engagement rings open up a whole new world of possibilities, but which gemstones will stand up to daily wear and tear?
An increasing number of brides-to-be are thinking outside the diamond solitaire box when it comes to choosing an engagement ring. While a white diamond sparkling atop a gold or platinum band is still the most prevalent choice, the popularity of non-diamond engagement rings is on the rise.
The last few years have seen a big boost in colour as the diamond market has been commoditised, removing the romance. Colour stands out and fits with personality and one’s own colouring.
While there are a multitude of beautiful gemstones out there, some gems are more suitable for setting into engagement rings than others. As an engagement ring is a jewel that most of us will wear every day, the stone needs to be hardy enough to withstand daily wear and tear.
Sapphire, ruby, emerald and aquamarine rings have always been popular but, if you’re on a restricted budget, it is worth checking out spinel, which comes in a variety of colours including a beautiful deep red that is a convincing dupe for the pricier ruby.
Whether you want to go bold or prefer the look of a white gemstone, our gallery has plenty of non-diamond engagement rings to inspire you. If you would like an unique bespoke engagement ring, please contact us.