Being engaged is one of the most beautiful things in the life of every bride and groom to be, but how to choose the right engagement rings is very important and not so easy task.
That perfect ring must have unique gem features, bright color, and stunning appearance. The choice is hard, and there are many gems to choose from, we are here to help you.
Diamonds are the top-selling gemstones for engagement rings; they have extraordinary brilliance and dispersion, and color variety is endless – from bright canary yellow, sparkling pink, pastel green, even black. Of course, there is a matter of price, but diamonds genuinely last forever. Their hardness is 10, and that means that they cannot be destroyed.
The royal gem is adored by many, and the most popular is blue, but they come in every color (except red). There are even some rare sapphires, like those with different colors, and some that change their color. They have a hardness of 9 and belong to the hardest natural non-diamond gems.
These gems come in every possible shade of green, from light to dark. With a hardness of 8, these gems can resist scratching, but do require special attention. Their astonishing color and rarity make them valued stones for engagement rings.
Rubies are gems that truly make a statement, they come in a variety of red color (from pink-red to dark red), and they are very hard, but do require more treatments. These gems are also rare, so it is truly one of a kind ring.
This type of gem falls under the category of a completely different type of engagement ring? They are known for their feature that is called a play of color. And this means that the flashes move across the surface of the stone. They come in many different, vibrant colors as well as unusual patterns with imaginative descriptions.
They require the most care since their hardness is 5.5 to 6.5, which makes them very susceptible to scratching. One of the most beautiful engagement stones is the blue opal stone that besides its beauty has healing and spiritual properties. They are considered to bring luck.
Experts say that amethysts are a cheaper alternative to diamonds, but they are truly stunning engagement rings. Their colors range from pale lavender to deep purple. Their hardness is 7 and is difficult to scratch or break.
This gem is commonly associated with the red color, but they can be found in white, brown, orange, yellow, green, purple, and even very rare color change stones. Garnet strength range from a 6.5 to 7.5 hardness.
Rare, green garnets are highly valued since they have greater brilliance and dispersion than diamonds.
Citrine is a gem that is often an option for engagement rings. Its colors range from light yellow to golden and even a light brown. Some even have a vibrant, orange color with red flashes and command the highest prices. Citrines have a durable physical characteristic.
As the name suggests, this gem comes in a variety of “watery” colors, like blue and green, and you can imagine their shine. They have an outstanding hardness of 7.5 to 8. They do not require special care. We must add that aquamarines with the deeper blue hues may be pricy, but they are worth it.