Choosing an alternative engagement ring | A blog post in collaboration with ROX Diamonds & Thrills
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Diamonds are by far the most popular choice for an engagement ring. However, alternative engagement rings are becoming more popular for modern brides, with many opting for rings which feature various coloured gemstones.
When it comes to buying an alternative engagement ring, it’s essential to think about how your precious gem ranks on the Mohs Scale. This is because every gem has a different hardness that reveals how resistant the stone is to being damaged or scratched. The ranking is based on a scale of 1 to 10 with 10 being the hardest and most durable. In most cases, jewellers will advise buying sapphires and rubies as they rank at 9 on the Mohs Scale.
The ring of choice for your partner can be anything you want it to be. Although, it’s worth contemplating that jewellers suggest avoiding using opals, pearls and a number of other gems as they’re not durable enough for everyday wear. Therefore, when buying your perfect alternative engagement ring, it’s vital you know what you’re buying and the only way to be sure is by checking for a hallmark, it’s the oldest form of consumer protection.
For everything else you need to know about this symbolic piece of jewellery, check out this complete guide to engagement rings from diamond specialists ROX.