10 Things You Need To Know About Gemstone Engagement Rings

They’re Fantastic.

Colored gemstones, which are more rare than diamonds, have been worn and treasured for thousands of years. Because each gemstone is naturally created and differently tinted, an engagement ring made of gemstones almost assures that yours won’t look like the one on your sister’s, neighbor’s, or mother’s ring.

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Learn about MOH.

While gemstones aren’t as strong as diamonds, there are still several types that are strong enough to wear as an engagement ring every day. The MOHs Scale of Hardness makes it easier to determine which diamonds will make great engagement rings: The hardest material is diamond (10), followed by corundum (sapphire and ruby) (9), chrosoberyl (8.5), and spinel (8). Although gemstones rated 7 and more may be worn responsibly and often with care, we like to go with a rating of roughly 8 for engagement rings because they get so much everyday use! Unknown gemstones like this bright pink spinel make a fantastic option for an engagement ring!

Smell the Rainbow.

Even if you stick to the MOH graded 8 and higher variations, gemstones come in hundreds of color combinations. All hues of the planet are open and available. Did you know that sapphire is available in every hue? Not just ROYGBIV, but hundreds of other hue combinations as well, including bubblegum pink, reddish pink, hot pink, baby pink, purple pink, and barely pink. And the stars, of course!

Present the Cash to Me!

While certain colored gemstones can cost as much as diamonds, they don’t have to. Compared to a diamond engagement ring, choosing a colored one is a terrific way to acquire more size, punch, stones, and value for your money. The majority of gemstones will be smaller than their correspondingly sized diamond equivalents, sometimes much smaller!

Yang and Yin.

You can add color without giving up diamonds! There’s a reason why colorful gemstones and diamonds have been used together for ages—they look amazing together! To accentuate the ice whiteness of your diamond, utilize a halo of blue sapphires or add some diamond side stones to your ruby center stone.

Yin and Yang.

Desire the distinct character of a colorful gemstone without sacrificing the durability and brightness of a diamond? Take a look at a colorful diamond! All colors are available in diamonds as well, but some, like purple or orange, are quite uncommon and costly. But yellows, silvers, champagnes, and irradiated blue-greens may be as brilliant as white diamonds; they can be statement pieces that combine the classics with a dash of the contemporary.

The King is Color.

The value of a gemstone is mostly determined by its color, but the most crucial factor in color is whether or not YOU like it. Gemstones are not graded in the same manner as diamonds. The jewelry business may claim that medium royal blue sapphires are the best, but if you like a cornflower blue sapphire’s subtler tint of purple, then those sapphires aren’t appropriate for YOU. Your personality is reflected in your gemstones!

Queen is cut.

In all gemstones, but particularly in colorful gemstones, cut is crucial. A well-cut stone will have consistent color throughout, devoid of a lighter area in the middle (a “window”), which maximizes the stone’s potential. Although well-cut gemstones can have a lot of glitter as well, diamonds are noted for their extreme brilliance. Like their diamond siblings, certain gemstone kinds are even capable of producing rainbows, or more accurately, spectral color. However, badly cut gemstones will allow light to escape through the center, which significantly reduces their ability to dazzle.

Gemstones are Unique.

Not only are they all so different from one another, but they also require a little more care while handling and setting. Particularly if you are buying or having a bespoke gemstone engagement ring designed, pick a jeweler who frequently works with color. Choose your jeweler carefully to ensure that the ring will last for many years since there are unique issues about pressure and heat that don’t necessarily apply to diamonds when setting and working on gemstone jewelry!

Simple as pie.

While certain gemstones—like opals and emeralds—are fragile and require particular cleaning and maintenance, the majority are just as easy to take care of as diamonds! Your jeweler may clean them in an ultrasonic cleaner, or you can clean them at home with a clean toothbrush, water, and dish soap. It is advised to clean jewelry frequently since it looks better and lasts longer!