Affordable Engagement Rings: The Options
Are you in search of the perfect engagement ring, something a bit different for an affordable price, that you know she’ll love? Expensive diamond engagement rings aren’t the only type of engagement ring men buy for their bride to be. You have a wide selection of other modern ring options in a price range that most can afford. In fact, in our research, the modern woman is more and more opting for less expensive gemstone engagement rings that allow for more options in terms of size and design of the ring and for more money to go towards their new life together with their husband. This article will explore the best quality, most inexpensive engagement ring ideas for you to consider.
1. Moissanite: Wanting an Affordable Diamond Look? Consider Moissanite.
We have found many women are now starting to prefer Moissanite rings or as they are often referred to as, Moissanite diamond rings, due to their strong resemblance to standard diamonds. Moissanite is a precious and valuable diamond-looking real gemstone that is much more affordable than standard diamonds. You can learn more about what moissanite is and how it compares to diamonds here.
Briefly though, moissanite is a precious and valuable gemstone and an affordable alternative to standard diamonds. It is consistently reported to have more fire, brilliance and lustre than any other gemstone even that of a diamond and it is extremely durable meaning it will last a lifetime. So if you’re wondering if Moissanite rings last and maintain their sparkle over time, check out our article, “Does Moissanite Lose its Sparkle & Will It Last Over Time?“
We have discovered that many brides now prefer an engagement ring, with an alternative centre stone then the traditional diamond. This may be for financial reasons or just that they want something a bit different that gives them more flexibility in design, style and size. Moissanite engagement rings are made from a rare mineral that occurs naturally. The mineral was discovered by Dr Henri Moissan, a Nobel Prize-winning chemist. He found the stone in Arizona at the site of a massive meteorite strike. The stone was later named moissanite in his honour.
Choosing a Moissanite engagement ring rather than a standard diamond engagement ring makes an affordable option while a favourable choice and something your bride will adore. Many beautiful engagement rings combine Moissanite with coloured gemstones, creating a unique look.
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2. Coloured Gemstone Engagement Rings
The demand for engagement rings with beautiful coloured gemstones is ever increasing. There are, for example, numerous Hollywood celebrities and fashion models that have selected coloured gemstone engagement rings as their choice in a ring. There are numerous colours to choose from, such as a bold colour like rubies or a more subtle hint of colour such as a stunning soft pink morganite. The latter can be achieved with either a soft coloured central stone or small coloured gemstones to accentuate your white diamond or moissanite side stones.
Coloured gemstone engagement rings are the adventurous choice and certainly unique in style. No two coloured gemstones will ever appear the same – your ring is guaranteed to demand attention and be individual in style. So what coloured gemstones might you consider for your engagement ring? Let’s take a look at some of the most popular coloured gemstone engagement ring options.
Morganite is a unique and beautiful gemstone which is a variety of the mineral beryl. It comes in a range of soft, delicate colours which vary from pink to pinky-orange. Traces of manganese create the colour.
Morganite has a hardness scale of between 7.5 and 8, making it an ideal stone for a ring that will be worn daily. It also has a refractive index of 1.583 to 1.590 so it is still a stunning lustre.
Morganite is usually cut into a round or oval shape so this cushion cut design makes it especially unique.
This gemstone makes a lovely, delicate-looking engagement ring that is timeless yet elegant. This soft pink gemstone looks great on a white gold or platinum band with side stones of Moissanite gemstones or standard diamonds.
Sapphires are predominantly beautiful, vivid blue and are popular with the royal families throughout the world.
Sapphires are mined in Asian countries such as Thailand and are a wonder of the natural world.
This stunning blue gemstone is formed of aluminum oxide and has trace elements of iron, titanium, chromium, and copper, or magnesium.
Although blue is most common, sapphires are also available in a variety of other colours including pink, yellow, purple, orange, and green.
A Sapphire and Moissanite or diamond ring would make an excellent choice for an engagement ring.
Sapphires are luxurious and look fantastic set on white gold or platinum. The Sapphire itself can be cut into many shapes as its a versatile stone; choose an oval, square or round Sapphire.
This gemstone has a hardness of 9 out of 10, making it perfect for everyday wear.
Aquamarine comes in a range of colours from sky blue to sea green.
The name Aquamarine comes from the Latin word ‘aquamarina,’ which means ‘water of the sea.’
This gemstone looks great against all skin tones. It also suits many cuts and shapes and can be set in an engagement ring with a cluster of Moissanite or diamonds at each side. It is also available in larger sizes.
Aquamarine has a hardness scale of between 7.5 and 8 which makes it great for daily wear.
Aquamarine is a variation of the mineral beryl. It is mined in many countries around the world, including Columbia, Madagascar, Malawi, Kenya, and Tanzania.
Traditionally, Aquamarine is the birthstone for March. An aquamarine engagement ring would make a fantastic choice for a bride who has a March birthday in particular.
Closing Words: Affordable Engagement Rings for Those on A Budget
There are numerous engagement ring options to select from that are affordable, high quality and a beautiful sentiment of your unique bond and love, that she’ll love. Diamond engagement rings aren’t the only option, there is moissanite, a genuine gemstone also which looks and feels like diamond at a fraction of the price, and there are numerous coloured gemstone engagement ring options.
Forever Chic Jewellery has a great selection of coloured gemstone and Moissanite engagement rings (and affordable standard diamond rings) . Have a look at the online Forever Chic Jewellery Shop where you’ll find the most recent custom rings for inspiration or to find the perfect engagement ring, which is timeless, elegant and popular.
Australian based, Forever Chic Jewellery has many styles of engagement rings to choose from which are affordable and sought after by those not only on a budget but simply who want the best value for money.
Forever Chic Jewellery specialise in custom-designed rings at no additional cost. Contact Forever Chic Jewellery today for a free custom design consultation here.