you're shopping for engagement rings and can't find a diamond
in a setting that you like... the problem may not be with the
rings youíve seen.
It may be
because you really donít want a diamond ring.
Why not consider
engagement ring may be diamonds set in gold, white gold or platinum,
but does your ring need to be defined by tradition? Not everyone
is crazy about diamonds. A lot of women skip getting an engagement
ring because they just donít like the look of a diamond ring on
their finger. They donít realize that it is possible to design
a ring around your own tastes by choosing another gemstone.
A friend who
got engaged recently loves garnets. She built her ring around
the stone she loves... one beautiful garnet set in platinum with
a ring of smaller diamonds as accents. The ring is beautiful.
It not only reflects the light, it reflects who she is and the
things that are important to her.
engaged couples who can afford spectacular diamonds are deciding
to use other stones to announce their engagements to the world.
If your favorite gemstone happens to be ruby, emerald or sapphire (or perhaps your birthstone?)
consider throwing tradition out the window as you choose your own unique engagement ring.
While most designs still incorporate diamonds as an acknowledgment
of the traditional engagement ring, the centerpiece is often another
It's a statement of individual taste. It tells the world
that your love and your relationship are as unique as your ring.
You are a couple who chooses traditional values, but on your own
If the stone
that you adore is a ruby, sapphire, amethyst, garnet, turquoise
or another gemstone, why not think about creating an engagement
ring that is based on what you like instead of what you ought
If youíd like, you can also add diamonds to the design
to keep the traditional engagement ring motif, but make the stone
of your choice the focus of your ring.
many sites online that let you build a ring for your engagement.
If youíve always dreamed of that diamond engagement ring and you
wouldnít consider anything else, you can design a beautiful ring
with a diamond as the centerpiece. If you are looking for a really
big diamond to impress all of your friends with the fact that
your fiancť has invested quite a bit in an engagement ring, you
can build a multicarat diamond ring with smaller diamonds as accents.
are not your best friends and you want your ring to say so, go
for a stone that makes you happy. After all, itís your engagement
ring. It should reflect your tastes and be as different from the
ordinary as you are!