Written by Cynthia Findlay Antiques
When most people think of engagement rings, the diamond is the first stone that comes to mind. It’s true that most engagement rings are made with diamonds, but that doesn’t mean you can’t venture out of this tradition. Unconventional engagement rings featuring stones other than diamonds are just as beautiful and can easily represent the love you share for one another. Here are two unconventional engagement rings for couples who want to say “I Do” to something other than diamonds.
Pearl Engagement Rings
Round and smooth, the pearl is a valuable gem that is often used to create elegant and timeless engagement rings. Most often, people propose with pearl rings because the specific ring was passed down from generation to generation. But it doesn’t have to be a family heirloom to garner attention. Heirloom rings and vintage rings with pearls are equally appropriate as engagement rings.
Apart from diamonds, precious stones such as emeralds, sapphires, and rubies are all engagement-ring worthy gems. While engagement rings can be any size and shape, if you do plan to step away from diamonds make sure that you purchase a statement ring, something that stands out. The reason is because an engagement ring is a gift as much as it is a proposal of marriage.
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