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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
"The best color in the whole world is the one that looks good on you" - Coco Chanel
Popular Gemstone Engagement Rings
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);
- Diamond 10
- Corundum – the technical name for Rubies and Sapphires 9
- Chrysobery 8.5
- Topaz 8
- Beryl - Aquamarine
comes in this family of gemstones 7.5 to 8
- Spinel 7.5 to 8
- Zircon 7.5
- Cordierite 7
- Staurolite 7
- Tourmaline 7 to
- Quartz - think stones
such as Amethysts and Rose Quartz 7
- Garnet 6.5 to 7.5
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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