3 Rare Gemstones Every Non-Traditional Bride Needs to Consider as Alternative Gemstone Engby Eva Taylor Consultant
"3 Rare Gemstones Every Non-Traditional Bride Needs to Consider as Alternative Gemstone Engagement Rings "
The fashion-loving woman rarely has her heart set on a simple solitaire diamond ring when dreaming of her engagement ring. Rather than debating over princess vs cushion cut, with or without a diamond halo or a 3 or 4-carat diamond, you dream of more colorful anarchy. Rubies, blue and pink sapphires, green garnets or tourmalines and lilac spinels are more up your alley. Here, 3 rare gemstones to create the perfect alternative gemstone engagement rings for the unconventional bride.
1. Stand Out in Spine
4-band, candy-colored lilac & neon pink spinel ring, set in 18K matte rose gold by Eva Gems & Jewels.
An exquisitely rare gemstone, spinel has often been mistaken for ruby in history and was in fact regarded as such in Europe’s crown jewels.
Though practically unseen in regular jewelry stores, this stone can be spotted in unique high-jewelry pieces, such as by Christian Dior, Louis Vuitton, and Harry Winston.
It belongs to the best fine-quality gemstones and can easily be worn every day, the stone has great brilliance and comes in exceptional colors ranging from light traffic red, pink or pink-orange to cooler hues, such as ice blue, glamorous grey and lavender blue and pink. Perfect colors for alternative gemstone engagement rings the unconventional future bride can dream of.
2. Enviable Tsavorite Garnet
Stunning tsavorite & diamond ring by Ivy New York
Of the green rare gemstones out there, this one definitely ranks at the top. Most brides think of emeralds when contemplating green hues. However, the tsavorite garnet should be on your list as an extraordinary alternative. It even tends to be of far superior quality than emeralds: this stone has better clarity and a sparkling brilliance that emerald could only dream of.
Its name comes from the place where the stone was first discovered: the Tsavo National Park in Tanzania. Like spinel, this is another stone you can wear every day – from work straight through to cocktail hours – and will make a head-turning alternative engagement ring!
3. After-Dark Tanzanite
Asymmetrical ring with a violet-blue tanzanite center stone with grey and pastel spinels on the side, set in 18K matte yellow gold by Eva Gems & Jewels.
It was Tiffany’s who introduced this beautiful rare violet-blue stone to the world when it was discovered in Tanzania in the 1960s. The bluer its hue, the more it can compete with fine blue sapphires while being less expensive. An interesting alternative to keep in mind!
This stone is considered approx. 1000 times rarer than most diamonds… As this gem’s durability is a bit more fragile than the previous 2 stones, you’d need to be a bit more careful when wearing it. (Keep in mind that all gems have some “care instructions” – also diamonds – and this stone is a stunner, so don’t let that distract you).
If you want to wear the stone daily, try to have your Pink Gemstone Engagement Ring set with smaller pavé stones around the tanzanite or with a golden bezel ring setting which gives extra protection to the tanzanite center stone.
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