After all that Hollywood has thrown at us you would think that every woman wears a plain gold band for her wedding ring and a solitaire diamond for her engagement ring. Those rings are beautiful and will always be a timeless classic. But these days, many people are opting for something different, something unique and something they would be proud of and want to look down at for the rest of their lives.
Diamonds have always been a first choice of gemstone, especially for engagement rings. They are the hardest of all gems, extremely durable and can stand decade after decade of wear and tear – they also stubbly retain their sparkle even after being covered in hand lotion, soap and food stuffs. But what if you want a splash of colour instead of a clear brilliant diamond?
Diamonds do come in a range of colours but if you decide upon using a different gemstone, one with more vivid colourings, then it is important that you choose a strong gemstone. Everyday wear can scratch, chip and even break many less resilient gemstones. An excellent and quite colourful alternative are sapphires. The sapphire family belongs to one of the hardest and most durable gemstone families (after the diamond) that can add colour to your engagement ring whilst still being able to withstand daily wear. They come in a range of different colours that include yellow, pink, green, orange, purple and most famously… blue.
Which type of gemstone you choose for your engagement ring is entirely up to you. It is a personal choice that is limited only by one’s budget, taste and lifestyle.
Choose an Expert Jewellery Manufacturer
Being a jewellery manufacturer, we have a range of gemstones in stock and are more than happy to show you our sapphires and diamonds – even others like ruby and Morganite. Another advantage as a jewellery manufacturer is that we can provide you with gemstones and engagement rings at prices far below the recommended retail price or high street prices. Come buy our store in Dublin City Centre or contact us should you want to find out more.
We would like to thank Calla Gold for her inspiration in bringing you this article.