11 Dec What Engagement Rings “Anti-Diamond” Girls Dream About
The cliche saying, “Diamonds are a girl’s best friend” is not always true. Nowadays, more and more couples are deciding to go non-traditional for their weddings and engagements- and why shouldn’t they? Your wedding, engagement, and life should be exactly what you want it to be, not what societal expectations are in your culture. That being said, this goes for the ring as well. There are lots of girls that don’t love the sight of diamonds as much as the average, and like a more personalized, unique feel for their ring. There are lots of trendy, beautiful, unique rings that do not involve diamonds. Another reason could be that your gal would rather have more money go towards a house down-payment, a killer honeymoon, or a new car. Either way, diamond-less engagement rings are gorgeous, and can be wonderful ways to show your sweetheart’s personal style, and your unique love story. Here are some ways to stay diamond-free.
Stone-less Engagement Rings
My mother’s job was assisting in surgeries where she needed to always be wearing gloves. This is not possible with a big rock on your hand. Having a simple band with no stone was perfect for her job, her style, and it looks very elegant and timeless. There are lots of styles where you can still add a focal point to the ring by adding twists, shapes, colors, or designs to the band.
Instead of getting the generic diamond center stone, personalize it by getting her birthstone, your birth stone, the birthstone of a child, or other significant person in her life. This will remind her of loved ones every time she looks at it, and remind her of how unique and special she is to you.
Clear glass stones can look very timeless and classic in a simple ring setting. You can make the design fit your style, while still staying within a very small budget. You can find rings with a glass center stone with every color under the sun as well. Using opals, rubies, and sapphires can also be beautiful options. Using one of her favorite colors or favorite stones will add that personal touch.
For those who want the look of a diamond without the cost, moissanite, white sapphires, white topaz, or cubic zirconium could be a good choice for you. Although these stones might need some upkeep since they are not as strong as diamonds, they will still get you by if you want to wait to buy a diamond.
If you go into a jeweler and tell them you do not want a diamond and they’re still trying to sell you one, they’re clearly paid on commission and trying to upsell you. However, it should ease your mind when I tell you that there are reputable jewelers who will actually listen to you. If you go to a knowledgeable, trustworthy jeweler, they will be more than willing to help you find the unique, non-diamond ring of your dreams.