Gemstone Engagement Rings
Sometimes a clear diamond just doesn’t convey your or her personality, so enter a raison d’être for colored gemstone engagement rings.
Although for most of the past century natural diamond rings have been the most common choice for engagement rings, colorful gemstone engagement rings have always had devoted fans and are growing increasingly popular.
The appeal of gemstone engagement rings is often the color they introduce. Sometimes the appeal is their linkage to birthstones. Birthstone rings have very wide appeal.
Due to their hardness, sapphires, emeralds and rubies of synthetics thereof are popular choices. Sapphire in particular is ideal choice for gemstone engagement rings. Sapphires are gorgeous and very durable, so they hold up flawlessly to everyday wear. The Mohs Scale rates minerals on their ability to withstand surface scratching. Sapphires receive a nine out of ten on this scale. This indicates excellent hardness and ability to withstand scratches. In fact, the only mineral that can scratch a sapphire is a diamond.
Luxuria® is a member of the International Gemological Society (USA) and great additional reading can be found HERE
The article notes that in addition to emeralds, ruby can also be a good choice. Ruby’s durability, rarity, and associations with love and the heart make it a fitting (albeit expensive) choice for engagement rings.
Further, a pretty and popular alternative to diamonds, amethyst gems also make striking gemstone engagement rings. This lovely variety of quartz shows colors ranging from light lavender to deep purple. They have a hardness of 7 on the Mohs Scale and no cleavage planes, making them difficult to scratch or break. Incidentally, a gem needs a minimum hardness of 7 to avoid scratches from a very common hazard: household dust!
Other possible choices for gemstone engagement rings are citrine and topaz. GIA recommend that you shouldn’t store a diamond next to topaz or any other gem in your jewelry box. This is because a diamond could scratch it. Further, GIA note that softer gemstones are better suited to special occasion rather than for everyday wear.
Check out our gemstone engagement ring choices below. All Luxuria branded rings come together with a beautiful deluxe black leatherette ring box, product warranty, FREE U.S. and U.K. shipping and free shipping to thirty other countries to.
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