Most people may think about scintillating diamonds when it comes to elegant engagement rings. However, things have changed drastically these days and most people are ditching the idea of the diamond engagement rings. While some couples may find the idea of spending a whopping sum of money on a shining rock a sheer waste, some people love going the unconventional way. Some couples who have a practical perspective of life tend to save the money for something productive or significant as well like a business, house, vehicle, honeymoon, etc.
However, this doesn’t mean that you must choose a rustic or dull ring for your engagement. Rather, choose beautiful elegant engagement rings encrusted with outstanding gemstones to make it stand out from the rest of the crowd. If you still miss the gleaming stones, you can flank tiny diamonds on the sides of your center stone. This method will be relatively less expensive.
So, when you choose a gemstone for your engagement ring, make sure that it is almost as authentic, durable, hard, and appealing as diamonds. On a related note, apart from the spellbinding sparkle, the plus points of diamonds that make it an ultimate choice for elegant engagement rings are its hardness and durability. Do you know that diamonds are the hardest mineral on the earth and it ranks 10 on the Mohs’ scale of hardness? In other words, diamonds are resistant to chips and scratches when compared to other gemstones. After all, you are likely to wear this gleaming bauble for the rest of your life.
If you are still clear about choosing other gemstones to embellish your elegant engagement rings with, one of the best options is sapphires. The main highlight of sapphires is its hardness and durability. It is worth noting that sapphires tend to boast a rank of 9 on the Mohs’ scale of hardness. Additionally, sapphires come in almost every color. Nevertheless, most people will be familiar with only blue sapphires since it is a common and popular option. Anyhow, you can simply choose a sapphire variant that perfectly complements the color scheme of your engagement ring.
Otherwise, choose the color of your sapphire based on your personality. Additionally, choose a shape to complement your lifestyle and finger type as well. Note that a rectangle diamond ring will be a suitable option for people with sturdy fingers. Rubies and emeralds that comes under the precious gemstone variants will also be a great choice for your elegant engagement rings