Five Gems Other Than Diamonds for Engagement Rings

When it’s time to pop the question, there are many things to think about. First and foremost, you should think about what the answer will be. Have you discussed the prospect of marriage with your partner? If you have talked about the idea and think that your significant other will say yes, then it’s time to start thinking about a ring. However, the size of the ring and gem involved are pertinent.

There are many myths about buying an engagement ring. The adage that you must spend three months’ pay on a ring was created by the industry, but you still want to present a nice ring. The price of an engagement ring often comes from the gem. It is, after all, the thing you see the most. People want diamonds, but why? There are plenty of other gems to choose from. Below are five of them.


Perhaps the closest gem to a diamond is moissanite. Moissanite is a lab-produced gem that is almost as strong as diamond, yet at a fraction of the price. It shines like a diamond. It looks like a diamond. It costs much less than a diamond. If your significant other likes the look and shape of diamonds but doesn’t want to support the industry, moissanite might be perfect for them. Of course, there are many ethical diamond jewelers, but if you want to avoid the research needed to ensure there were no unethical practices involved in the mining of a diamond, go for moissanite. A moissanite engagement ring set is the way to go.


Sapphire is a beautiful gem that is also very strong. Its gorgeous blue color is unmistakable. It is the perfect gem for someone who likes intense colors. Of course, it will be a lot more noticeable than gems with a less intense color, but when you love strong, beautiful gems, a sapphire could be the way to go. It is one of the most popular gems on an engagement ring for a reason. Sapphire is fairly specific, but if your partner loves the color and hardness of this gem there is no better option.


Another gem with a more subtle color is amethyst. Known for its light, sometimes translucent purple color, it is an amazing gem for anyone who loves the color. It isn’t as hard as other gems, but if this isn’t a concern you will be able to buy a gorgeous ring for a very reasonable price. Furthermore, the size of the amethyst gem you buy could be a lot bigger than if you were to buy a diamond. Impress your significant other by purchasing a gorgeous amethyst ring that they’ll love.


Emerald is a gem that is known for the color of its namesake. It is a lot tougher than amethyst on the hardness scale for those who want a unique color that won’t scratch. Emerald is a great gem for anybody who loves a gorgeous green color. Of course, when the person you love fancies emeralds, then it can be the perfect gem for an engagement ring. You should make sure that your partner likes emeralds before you invest in an emerald ring, but it’s definitely a great option if they do.


A strong gem with a brilliant color, topaz is a classic option for engagement ring gems. Topaz is typically colorless, but they can take on many different colors through trace impurities. The color comes from impurity, but you can find one of the nicest shades of your partner’s favorite color with a topaz gem. It is tough and one of the most versatile gems when it comes to color. Look into a variety of topaz gems for a ring when you get the chance. You should be able to find something gorgeous.

Getting engaged is never simple. It’s a huge life step. Are you going to pop the question? When it’s time to get hitched, you will want to think a lot about the ring you are going to buy. The band is easy beyond the size, but what gem will you buy? If diamonds aren’t an option, there are plenty of others. Talk to your partner about what gems and colors they like. Deciding should be a process of narrowing the options down and finding something that works well for both of you. 

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