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Top 10 Affordable Engagement Rings

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Colored gemstones provide a big pop of color and they are a world away from a traditional Diamond solitare and the expensive price tag. All good news! These gemstones could be your answer to finding your gorgeous and affordable engagement rings.

If you are set on a Diamond ring then there are lots of ways to save money.

Top Tips For A Long Lasting Cheap Engagement Ring

  • Before you start choosing your ring it is worth remembering that you will be wearing your Engagement ring every day, so it will need to stand up to daily washing up, cleaning and every other fairly un-glamorous job. The cheap wedding solution is to choose a hard wearing gemstone and one without lots of fancy twirly bits that could get caught on things.
  • Also, make sure you choose a colored gemstone that you can live with every day for the rest of your life.
  • And my final point is don’t go with something that will date. Trust me on this one, when you have been married twenty plus years you will be pleased that you didn’t choose a design that will show how old you could be!
gemstone engagement rings

"The best color in the whole world is the one that looks good on you" - Coco Chanel

Popular Gemstone Engagement Rings

popular gemstone engagement rings
  1. Emeralds
  2. Sapphires
  3. Aquamarine
  4. Black Opals
  5. Ruby
  6. Opals
  7. Onyx
  8. Pearls
  9. White Topaz
  10. Peridot
  11. Tanzanite
  12. Amethyst
  13. Peridot
  14. Turquoise
  15. Blue Topaz

Hard Wearing Gemstone Engagement Rings

Diamonds are obviously the strongest but there are also a number of other gemstones that are just as beautiful and hard wearing.

In order of strongest first with their Moh scale (measured hardness of the gemstone);

  1. Diamond 10
  2. Corundum – the technical name for Rubies and Sapphires 9
  3. Chrysobery 8.5
  4. Topaz 8
  5. Beryl      - Aquamarine comes in this family of gemstones 7.5 to 8
  6. Spinel 7.5 to 8
  7. Zircon 7.5
  8. Cordierite  7 to 7.5
  9. Staurolite   7 to 7.5
  10. Tourmaline 7 to 7.5
  11. Quartz  - think stones such as Amethysts and Rose Quartz 7
  12. Garnet  6.5 to 7.5

source: Geology.com

Cheap Diamond Engagement Rings

Diamonds are still the number 1 choice when it come engagement rings or at least rings that look like diamonds are.

CZ rings are a great way to get the look but not pay a fortune.

You could also look at buying a preloved engagement ring and I promise you that is not as weird as it sounds. My own engagement ring came from an Antiques shop and cost a fraction of the price if we had bought it brand new.

However if you are buying a secondhand ring please check out what to look out for, to make sure you do get a great deal.

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