The Jewelry Insider

June 1, 2010

Alternative engagements rings are taking the jewelry world by storm. Diamonds may still be the big ‘woman’ on campus, but colored gemstones and alternative jewelry choices are making a strong showing on ring fingers everywhere.

Alternative Engagement RingsProbably
the most important and emotional jewelry purchase you’ll ever make is that of an engagement ring. For many couples – an engagement ring means one thing – a diamond – for others – it’s finding a personalized engagement that reflects their style, their birthstone or simply their favorite color.

Considered alternative engagement rings or non-traditional engagement rings, colored gemstone engagements rings are becoming more and more popular – just ask Britain’s Royal family. Prince Charles gave a ‘non-traditional’ engagement ring (i.e. a colored gem) to both his brides, Princess Diana and Camilla Parker-Bowles. So did his younger brother when he proposed to Sarah Ferguson with a colored gemstone engagement ring. Another favorite alternative engagement ring is that of a colored diamond. Pinks, blues, yellows and oranges are just some of the colors of a diamond. But beware; they’re not for those that have to stick to a budget.

Another way to break with tradition is to choose an engagement ring made from an alternative metal such as palladium, titanium or even tungsten carbide.

So next time you’re looking at solitaire diamond ring or browsing diamond engagement rings wondering what else is available – just remember – tradition is yours to make – so why not make with a colorful engagement ring.

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