5 Types Of Gemstones You Need To Consider For Engagement Ring

The first thing that springs to mind when someone mentions marriage proposals is a diamond ring.

Diamonds have become so ingrained in people’s imaginations that they seem to forget that there are numerous options for engagement rings to choose from.

From Tanzanite rings to rubies, you can choose from many gemstone options that better suit your preference than diamonds. To help you be aware of all those options, you should consider these five types of gemstones for your engagement ring.

  1. Emerald

If you love the green color, you will love the emerald for sure. They are mystical, beautiful, and are an excellent choice for engagement rings. The name emerald comes from the ancient Sanskrit language, and it symbolizes energy and prosperity. 

Emeralds can have visible inclusions regarded as part of the stone’s inherent beauty and are referred to as a “garden.” If you’re going to get an emerald ring, be sure the ring setting doesn’t ruin the inclusions but instead showcase them beautifully.

  1. Rubies

Rubies are a fantastic choice for rings. Rubies belong to a popular red type of corundum family. All other colored gemstones in the corundum family are considered sapphires. Though they share the same durability and hardness as sapphires, rubies usually need more enhancements and treatments. A slightly purple reddish color with vivid saturation is called “the pigeon blood red,” a highly sought-after color of rubies.

As the red color of rubies is associated with love and heart, rubies make an excellent option for engagement rings. But before making the final decision remember that rubies are costly too. So it may not be the best choice if you don’t want to burn a big hole in your pocket. 

  1. Tanzanite

Tanzanite gemstones are known for their breathtaking color and depth. Originating from Tanzania in the 1960s, Tanzanites quickly became popular. It showcases different colors from blue, violet, and bluish violet, making it highly popular for its numerous applications in jewelry. It is believed that Tanzanite blesses the wearer with the powers of spiritual love and honesty.

If you plan to go with Tanzanite rings for your engagement, make sure the center stone doesn’t have any inclusions, as Tanzanite gemstones usually come with crystal clear visibility. Tanzanite can be an excellent choice for your engagement ring if you look for an exciting and mysterious gemstone representing your personality and lifestyle.

  1. Amethysts

Amethysts are one of the most popular alternatives for diamonds. It is a beautiful variety of Quartz that showcases different colors ranging from deep purple to light lavender. It stands with a hardness of 7 on the Mohs hardness scale, which means it can avoid various scratches from different hazards like dust and everyday wear and tear. The colors of the Amethysts symbolize love connection and deeper commitments.

  1. Aquamarines

Aquamarines are known for their blue-green shades of color, which can make dreamy and enchanting engagement rings. Aquamarines belong to the beryl family, the same as emeralds. They have a hardness of 7.5 to 8, making them highly durable and an excellent choice for engagement rings.

These are some of the best gemstones you can use for your engagement ring. Now you don’t have to spend a fortune on diamonds when you can get these equally beautiful gemstones.

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