Making the decision to get engaged is one of the most important choices you will make in your life, and possibly the easiest. After all, it didn’t take much thought. After spending months together, falling in love, and enjoying every whimsical trait and flaw she has, you know you want to spend the rest of your life waking up next to her. You can’t even imagine the next 50 years without her, so presenting her with an engagement ring not only seem logical, but necessary.
The next decision about your engagement, however, is most likely going to be one of the toughest: deciding on the engagement ring. While many men stick to the traditional diamond ring, you need to understand these rings are not the only ones available to you. In fact, they may not even be the best choice for the love of your life. While diamond rings are beautiful, you can add a little colour and pizzazz to her ring by using other precious stones with the diamonds.
Using Precious Stones With Your Engagement Ring
There are four different precious stones available in the world. The first is the diamond, and it is the most popular option for diamond engagement rings. However, there are three others that can provide additional elegance and charm to your engagement setting. These precious stones are scarce, are hard and durable like diamonds, and have a rich colour your fiancée will love.
Why would you consider adding other precious stones to the same setting as your diamond? Let’s take a look at a few reasons this might be the right option for you.
- Style – Precious gems like sapphires, rubies, and emeralds have just as much style as diamonds, and, just like diamond rings, are available in a variety of colours she will love. The deep, rich red of a ruby, the green of an emerald or the lovely blue of a sapphire can truly enhance your engagement ring. These precious stones are available in a wide range of beautiful cuts and can be set around your diamond.
- Personality – Want to get her a ring that matches her personality and unique sense of style? Precious stones can provide her with all the colour, style, and beauty she deserves and needs to match her personality.
- Sentimental Value – Is ruby the birthstone of the month the two of you first met? Maybe an emerald reminds you of the green of her eyes. Maybe a sapphire was her father’s birthstone and he is no longer with the family. You know she’d love for him to walk her down the aisle, but you are also aware that will never happen. A couple of carefully placed sapphires in the setting would show her that you truly take all her thoughts and emotions into consideration. Can you imagine her expression as you explain the meaning behind the precious stones?
The possibilities are truly only limited by your imagination when including precious stones in your engagement setting. While diamonds are the traditional choice for engagement rings, they don’t always have to be. Your ring can be as unique as your relationship.