Alternative Engagement Rings | Sapphire, Fluorite and More!
Ready to step outside the traditional engagement ring style? In this week’s unboxing video, a new special guest, Preston, will be joining our host Brittany to showcase unconventionally beautiful engagement ring alternatives.
If you’re looking for a more colorful alternative, you have to consider alexandrite. Alexandrite’s color changes depending on the type of light it’s under. Look at how the color changes under cool and warm-toned light and learn more interesting facts about June’s birthstone.
Although it’s not the most durable, zircon can be heat-treated to any color your heart desires, even colorless. Zircon has a refractive index ranging from 1.81-2.02 which is pretty high considering a diamond’s refractive index is approximately 2.4. Zircon is a great alternative for a diamond if you’re looking for that brilliance and sparkle.
Next up is corundum. Pure corundum is colorless and is known as white sapphire. Sapphire is a variety of corundum and its color varies depending on the elements that surround it during formation. For instance, the presence of titanium and iron creates blue sapphires, while the presence of chromium results in pink or red sapphires. Sapphire scores a 9 on the Mohs Hardness Scale, making it the ideal unconventional and durable engagement ring alternative.
If you’re looking for a one-of-a-kind engagement ring, fluorite is it. Fluorite is believed to promote harmony, balance, and protection, making it a meaningful symbol of a strong and harmonious relationship. Learn why fluorite is aloechromatic and if it’s a possible alternative engagement ring option for you.
If you’re looking for something similar to a diamond but are on a budget, lab-created diamonds and moissanites are gemstones that look identical to a real diamond. A little secret about moissanites: they sit at a 9.25 on the Mohs Hardness Scale compared to a diamond’s 10 and have 1.5 times the dispersion of a diamond. Moissanite is the perfect traditional alternative engagement ring gemstone.
Whether you’re looking or want to learn about alternative traditional or unconventional engagement rings, there are plenty of gems that are ready to hear an “I do.”