Rocking That Ring

It is in fact true that diamonds are a girl’s best friend but unless they have some memories attached, they can be quite meaningless. You can opt to have your engagement rings personalized which can include different stones and offers a stunning alternative to the traditional white diamonds. These gems offer uniqueness and flexibility for you when making the decision and can be chosen to allow creativity and add meaning to the ring outside of it being ‘an’ engagement ring.

The rings/gems can be chosen for many reasons, including affordability, sentimentality or personal preference. Gems that allows the same level of elegance as diamond rings includes:

  • Rubies
  • Birthstones
  • Emeralds
  • Sapphires
  • Tanzanite

Consequently, couples who opt for gemmed engagement rings have to educate themselves about what makes a quality gemstone. The four C’s that applies to coloured gems as well as to diamonds are:

  • Cut- this is the dimension and symmetry of the stone which should be done to maximize its    value and brilliance.
  • Clarity- this speaks to the inclusions (number, size, colour, location and quality of imperfections) in the stone.
  • Colour- depending on the stones, the deeper and more intense the colour, the better.
  • Carats- The weight of the stone.

However, you don’t have to ditch the classic white diamond all together. You can set your preferred gem in a diamond-studded band or choose an intricately designed diamond-like gem such as Cubic Zirconia or Moissanite. These offer the traditional look and feel as a diamond but without the expense.

wedding-ringI give you this ring as a symbol of my love and faithfulness. As I place it on your finger, I commit my heart and soul to you. I ask you to wear this ring as a reminder of the vows we have spoken today, our wedding day.


In addition, the choosing of the engagement rings can be done prior to the engagement or after This allows you to discuss your preferences and shop accordingly.

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