Written by: Sharon Wild
The Tiffany style isn’t for every bride-to-be.
And that’s hardly surprising is it.
After all, if we all had the same taste in design, we’d all be driving the same model of car and wearing the same shoe design.
Although the traditional diamond solitaire engagement ring is still popular, the classic design doesn’t suit the desires of every lady.
The solitaire isn’t always practical for all lifestyles either.
When looking for alternatives, it’s not always an easy process to find different designs.
Good options can include choosing a sapphire or ruby engagement ring or, if you’re still after a diamond, but would like something different, an alternative design may be in order.
Pink sapphire, blue sapphire and red ruby rings are the gemstone alternatives that you can choose to diamond engagement rings. Sapphires and rubies are hard gemstones – this makes them an excellent choice for engagement rings.
Some ladies are also opting to choose one ring in place of the engagement ring and wedding ring. Wearing one ring to represent the two rings is also a practical option for some ladies.
Wide ring designs are also a fantastic option.
So what should you be aware of when choosing an alternate engagement ring design?
Provided some basic guidelines are followed, the options are endless.
When choosing your alternative engagement ring design keep the following in mind:
1. Choose a diamond, sapphire or ruby design. These gemstones are hard gemstones suitable for everyday wear.
2. Choose a ring that sets the gemstones safely and securely.
3. Choose a ring design that suits your lifestyle. For example, teachers often choose low set or bezel ring designs. Chefs choose low set designs.
To get the design ideas flowing, have a look at the hundreds of designs available in the Gillett’s Jewellers Engagement Ring Gallery.