Multiple engagement rings with gem stones

Every so often, life presents us with those special moments that we cherish forever. One of those moments is getting engaged to the love of your life. The symbol of this beautiful commitment is often an engagement ring, a piece of jewellery that holds immense sentimental value. But have you ever stopped to think about the stone that adorns this significant piece? What stone should you put in an engagement ring?

Choosing the perfect stone for an engagement ring is no simple task. It involves careful consideration and can be influenced by factors such as personal preference, budget, and symbolism. In this article, we delve deep into three popular choices for engagement ring stones.


The most traditional choice when it comes to engagement rings is undoubtedly the diamond. This precious gemstone has been a symbol of love and commitment for centuries due to its exceptional hardness and brilliant sparkle.

Diamonds are renowned for their ability to refract light in a spectacular manner resulting in their characteristic sparkle or 'fire'. This attribute, coupled with their rarity and durability makes them a popular choice for engagement rings.

However, choosing a diamond goes beyond just picking any sparkly rock; it involves understanding the four C's – carat, cut, clarity and color. Each aspect contributes to the overall quality and price of the diamond making it crucial to understand these terms before making your purchase.


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While diamonds are undeniably beautiful, they can also be quite pricey which could discourage some from choosing them as their preferred gemstone for an engagement ring. Thankfully there exists an affordable alternative – Moissanite.

Moissanite gemstones were first discovered in a meteor crater by scientist Henri Moissan who mistook them for diamonds due to their similar appearance. They exhibit brilliance and fire that rivals that of diamonds and are almost as hard making them a durable choice for everyday wear.

However, the most attractive feature about Moissanite gemstones is their affordability. They cost a fraction of the price of a similar-sized diamond allowing you to get more stone for your money.

Colored Gemstones

For those who love to break away from tradition and make their own rules, colored gemstones offer a unique alternative. Stones such as sapphires, emeralds, and rubies have been used in engagement rings for centuries and offer an elegant departure from the traditional diamond.

Each colored gemstone carries its own symbolism making them a beautiful way to personalize your engagement ring. For instance, sapphires represent wisdom and virtue while emeralds symbolize rebirth and love.

While they may not be as hard as diamonds or Moissanite, when cared for properly, these stones can last a lifetime adding an extra layer of sentimental value to your ring.


Choosing the perfect stone for an engagement ring can be quite an adventure filled with learning and exciting discoveries. Whether you opt for traditional diamonds, affordable Moissanite or unique colored gems, remember that what matters most is the love and commitment each ring represents.

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