You are a girl, but diamonds aren’t your best friends? Don’t worry, you can get the perfect wedding ring even if you want to avoid diamond! Yes, they are timeless, durable, sparkly and incredibly beautiful, but diamonds might be perhaps too classic for you. Traditionally, blue is the color that brings luck on a wedding day, so why wouldn’t you take your chance with blue gemstones? To help you decide which one is the perfect choice for you, we’ve researched about diamond-alternative blue gemstones that are ideal for engagement and wedding rings.
Sapphire – It’s typically a blue gemstone, but they can also come in other hues, such as white, yellow, green, pink or peach. Sapphire is, according to the Mohs scale, the 3rd hardest mineral, so for approximately 30% of the price of the diamond you can get a beautiful precious stone for your wedding ring.
Lapis Lazuli – Semi-precious blue stones may be overlooked when it comes to fine jewelry, but lapis lazuli can give a beautiful touch to golden ring. Although it hasn’t been frequently used in engagement and wedding rings, it doesn’t mean it won’t become popular once. Also, if you want to avoid “popular” stones and you like its color, lapis is inexpensive, yet unique!
Aquamarine – A semi precious pale blue gemstone is rather hard (up to 8 on the Mohs scale), aquamarine can appear really dazzling if it’s well cut. With its astonishing clarity, aquamarines look quite expensive and stylish. Additionally, it is believed to be a lucky stone, thus it’s the perfect choice for entering married life.
Turquoise – Over the last decade, turquoise’s become really trendy and top-notch jewelry brands use it a lot in their collections. These stones range from five to seven on the Mohs scale and their color ranges from bright blue to pale hues.
Tanzanite – Beautiful and rare blue gemstones, tanzanites were discovered back in the sixties. Ranging from 6.5 to 7 on the Mohs scale, this blueish stone is named after Northern Tanzania, its place of origin. Tanzanite is even rarer than a diamond, which makes it even more precious for an engagement or wedding ring.