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5 Gemstone Engagement Rings To Avoid & What To Buy

Gemstone Engagement Rings Should Avoid

By Mariya SmithPublished 2 years ago 3 min read

An engagement ring isn’t only a jewelry piece, in fact, it’s actually an ode to the relationship it celebrates. It marks the coming together of two souls. When deciding on an engagement ring that best describes your feelings for your love, you need to make sure that the ring fulfills two crucial prerequisites - beauty and durability. The beauty factor will make the engagement ring appealing enough for your love, and the durability factor will make the ring enduring. If there’s an engagement ring that best fulfills these two prerequisites, it’s a diamond engagement ring. Diamond has been calling the shots for so long when it comes to engagement rings.

Because your love will be wearing and admiring her engagement ring every day, and flaunting it in front of her girl gang with pride, it’s best that you choose a diamond engagement ring for her. Hold that thought right there while I tell you about five gemstone engagement rings you need to avoid and what makes diamond engagement rings a cut above the rest. So, without further ado, let’s begin.

Rose Quartz Engagement Rings

A variety of mineral quartz, rose quartz comes in a range of delicate shades ranging from very light to medium-dark pink. Scoring 7 on the Moh scale of hardness, rose quartz is best suited for low-contact jewelry pieces like earrings and necklaces. Don’t consider buying an engagement ring embellished with this gemstone because it isn’t sturdy enough to be worn every day. A diamond engagement ring is your best bet.

Topaz Engagement Rings

Topaz comes in an exceptionally wide color range. However, red is the most sought-after topaz color. Topaz scores 8 on the Mohs scale of hardness. The gemstone can stand up to the wear and tear of average everyday life. However, it’s not as sturdy as diamond. Therefore, you should get a diamond engagement ring instead of an engagement ring adorned with this gemstone.

Moonstone Engagement Ring

Emanating ethereal elegance, moonstone is an appealing gemstone that can trick you into making it the centerstone of your engagement ring. However, you should definitely not get a moonstone engagement ring because moonstone scores 6 to 6.5 on the Moh scale of hardness. Such an average score on the Mohs hardness scale means that moonstone is suited only for low-contact jewelry and not an engagement ring. A diamond engagement ring is far ahead of a moonstone engagement ring in terms of beauty and durability.

Pear Engagement Ring

Pearls are the best-loved gemstones of all time. They occur in a wide variety of colors and are simply beautiful. However, due to a poor score of 2.5 on the Mohs scale of hardness, the gemstone shouldn’t be selected as the centerstone of your engagement ring. On the contrary, because diamonds score 10 out of 10 on the Mohs scale of hardness, a diamond engagement ring would be perfect for the love of your life.

Opal Engagement Ring

Opal is a fascinating gemstone known for its flashing display of rainbow colors. However, because of the gemstone’s score on the Moh hardness scale, it shouldn’t be chosen as a centerstone of your ring. Opal scores 5 to 6.5 on the Moh scale of hardness, meaning that the gemstone isn’t sturdy enough to be chosen as the centerstone of your engagement ring. If you need an enduring engagement ring, you should certainly choose a diamond engagement ring.

If your primary reason for not opting a diamond engagement ring is budget, then instead of going for a single gemstone of size you can opt for multiple smaller diamonds in a cluster setting. If you still want to save some more then you can go compromise a little bit on the clarity grade of diamond and set it in yellow gold. It will still shine far brighter than any of the above mentioned stones and will last forever, after all it’s a diamond.

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About the Creator

Mariya Smith

Mariya Smith is a lifestyle blogger in New York City. Her knowledge about different gemstones is really awesome. She loves to wear jewelry like Sapphire necklaces, ruby earrings, etc.

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