If you’re getting ready to pop the question, but thinking twice about a diamond ring, we’re here to tell you that there are a number of great alternatives on the market that will make gorgeous and unique engagement rings.
Everyone does diamonds on their ring finger—why not shake it up a bit? In fact, ever since Prince William proposed to Kate with his mother’s gorgeous 16-carat blue sapphire ring, we’ve seen a shift in the engagement ring trend towards bluer stones. In fact, the idea that engagement rings should always feature diamonds is a relatively new one. Not long ago you could find all kinds of different stones in engagement rings.
A sapphire is a perfect alternative to a diamond if your love is fashion savvy and unique. A sapphire ring will capture her classic style and taste while not being too out-of-the box as an engagement ring.
If you want to stick with the simple stone look of the diamond, but fancy a more interesting stone, you could go for an amethyst, emerald, or even topaz. If your fiancé’s favorite color is green, why not choose a gorgeous emerald ring?
Another alternative to diamond that we love on an engagement ring is ruby. You can’t go wrong with a vibrant ruby ring. Plus, rubies are one of the hardest gems out there – just behind diamonds and sapphires – meaning that you’ll have little reason to worry about scratching or damaging the beautiful red stone.
We hope to have piqued your curiosity with our suggestions of a couple of alternatives to diamonds for engagement rings. But remember: the most important thing is to give a ring that you know your spouse to be will love to wear. If you know that’s not a diamond but you’re unsure where to turn next, the experts at Frank Pollak & Sons are happy to help— just give us a call.