Typically, when we think engagement rings, we immediately envision thin bands and jaw-dropping diamonds; the very image that has become so synonymous with love, getting down on one knee, forever-lasting vows and the tradition that pulls them all together into an engagement that can only be described as the pinnacle of perfection on every level.
What weighs on the minds of both men and women alike when it comes to choosing an engagement ring is that this one ring will be worn on a woman’s finger throughout the rest of her life. It symbolizes the love and the bond shared between you both and it signifies the relationship that you have cultivated together. This in itself is the exact sentiment behind traditional diampnd rings and because this tradition is still going strong with no end in sight, these rings are likely to never go out of style. This can be evidenced by the fact that we are still seeing simple, phenomenal rings being made in the pure essence of vintage design.
While a diamond may be forever for some women, there are an increasing amount of superbly gorgeous engagement ring options for the woman who craves something different and does not necessarily want the traditional diamond engagement ring.
Sapphires are readily available in blue, pink and yellow stones, although they have been known to show up in an assortment of other colors, and they make for some impeccable and sophisticated engagement rings.
Sapphires are also a great engagement ring choice if you are on a budget and would like to explore rings that are not as pricey, but still just as high quality and equally as timeless and elegant as traditional diamond rings.
Rubies just may be one of the most visually-striking stones out there. They make for great center stones within engagement rings, but are just eye-catching. Ruby rings just may be worth a look, especially if you are planning a Valentine’s Day; the color of the ruby fits in amazingly well with the theme of the holiday and is also the first color that comes to mind when we think of love and hearts. In fact, there are many ruby engagement ring options that feature rubies in the shape of a heart.
Emerald rings are not seen as engagement ring material as often as they should be, but that is precisely why they make for some of the best nontraditional, yet astoundingly interesting and beautiful engagement rings out there.
Just like with sapphires and rubies, emerald rings will typically cost less than a diamond engagement ring, making them worth considering if you’re on a budget without compromising beauty and elegance. Emerald engagement rings are also a perfect option if your bride-to-be was born in May since the emerald is her birthstone.