From royal sapphire to romantic morganite, brides-to-be are flocking to non-traditional engagement rings!
Diamond engagement rings have been the traditional engagement ring that brides-to-be have desired for centuries. Lately, however, non-traditional engagement rings have been extremely popular with those looking for their forever ring. Choosing a gemstone other than a diamond shows off the bride-to-be’s individuality and, an extra added bonus, other gemstones are a lot less expensive than diamonds! Gemstones such as sapphire, morganite and ruby have been on the rise for those looking for a unique engagement ring at a reasonable price.
Depending on your daily activity level, an alternative engagement ring may or may not be for you. Learning about the hardness of the gemstone is very important because you want to be able to wear your ring without worrying about cracking the stone. We’ve listed our top 3 faves when it comes to non-diamond engagement rings…along with their ranking on the hardness scale.
A stone of great royalty and power, SuperJeweler’s sapphire rings are designed with grace and poise in mind. Captivating, with its deep shades of blue to black, our sapphire ring collection symbolizes love, commitment and attachment, making sapphires a meaningful stone on an engagement ring or wedding band. Dating back many years, sapphire rings have been the engagement ring of choice for many royal ladies including the lovely Princess Diana and the stunning Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, both of which have made sapphire engagement rings extremely popular since. Another reason sapphires are so popular as a non-traditional engagement ring is the fact that they are the hardest stone, after diamonds. On the Mohs Scale of Hardness, a sapphire is rated as a 9.
Soft and feminine, morganite rings are alluring in all of their delicate grace and beauty. Exuding the color of universal love, morganite rings are an extremely popular non-traditional engagement ring with their romantic and whimsical tones of soft rose petals. Morganite measures a 7.5 to 8 on the Mohs Scale of Hardness, so as long as this non-traditional engagement ring is treated with care, this makes for a durable engagement ring.
Stimulating the flow of life and the powers of love, SuperJeweler’s intensely beautiful ruby ring collection encourages a positive state of mind, perfect for symbolizing the beginning of your life with your loved one. The word ruby derives from the Latin word “Rubens,” meaning red. Ruby engagement rings are quite popular with A-list celebrities in lieu of traditional engagement rings. Stars like Victoria Beckham and fashion mogul, Jessica Simpson and her sister, Ashlee Simpson are known to flaunt their ruby engagement rings, all of which are surrounded by diamonds. Either designed with an oval, round or heart-shaped ruby, some of which are surrounded by a halo of diamonds, each piece in our ruby ring collection offers both style and grace. Just like sapphire stones, rubies are a 9 on Mohs Scale of Hardness, making this a perfect non-traditional engagement ring for daily wear.