Nontraditional Engagement Rings

    So much planning goes into choosing the perfect engagement ring. The most common engagement rings are a round cut diamond set in a gold band. When planning perfect, we must consider the unique personality of our significant other. Sometimes perfect engagement rings are something a little different.



    Birthstone Engagement Rings

    It is becoming more popular to find engagement rings with a birthstone. It is not just stepping away from tradition, but it adds a touch of something unique to the individual wearing it. A birthstone represents style and personality. If you want to make engagement rings something personal to the wearer, choose the birthstone to match your significant other. Just be cautious and consider the MOHS hardness scale, the test which determines how easy your stone will scratch.


    January Birthstone Engagement Rings

    Garnet is a beautiful choice for engagement rings for those with birthdays in January. While the traditional color is reddish brown, it comes in many different colors. It has a hardness rating of 7.0 out of 10.0 on the MOHS hardness scale. While the price can vary, depending on the color, mozambique garnet is an inexpensive stone. Garnet was often thought to offer protection to the wearer.


    February Birthstone Engagement Rings

    Amethyst engagement rings are an enchanting purple stone for those born in February. Amethyst is always purple, but the shade can vary.


    March Birthstone Engagement Rings

    Aquamarine engagement rings are for those born in March. The beryl mineral varies in color from pale to medium dark blue. This stone is frequently confused with blue zircon or blue topaz. The aquamarine is a more desirable and more expensive stone. It’s MOHS hardness rating is 7.5 – 8.0, making it a good everyday stone. Aquamarine was thought to sharpen intellect, enhance courage and prevent seasickness.


    April Birthstone Engagement Rings

    Diamond engagement rings are for those born in April. Diamond is the hardest stone with a perfect 10 on the MOHS hardness scale. Diamonds have a precise grading based on quality that dramatically affects the price. Diamonds can be clear to black in color.


    May Birthstone Engagement Rings

    Emerald engagement rings are for the month of May. The beryl mineral in a medium to dark green creates the emerald. Emerald has a MOHS hardness rating of 7.5-8.0. While they are a symbol of immortality, they are susceptible to fractures.


    June Birthstone Engagement Rings

    Alexandrite and pearl engagement rings are for those born in June. Alexandrite is formed by the mineral chrysoberyl. Alexandrite will change color when exposed to different forms of light, ranging from green to red. It has a MOHS hardness rating of 8.5. This is a rare and expensive stone.


    Pearls are formed in both oysters and mussels. Very few “natural” pearls are sold today. Pearl only has a MOHS hardness rating of 3-4, and require extra care. While pearl can be a birthstone, it can also say something about elegance and sophistication. Pearls are also thought to represent wisdom, attract luck and wealth, and are believed to balance karma and strengthen relationships. Common representations with the pearl are generosity, integrity, and loyalty. If you want to dress up engagement rings and add a classy touch far from tradition, choose a pearl for your true love.


    July Birthstone Engagement Rings

    Ruby engagement rings are for July. This rare gem is formed by the mineral corundum. It has a MOHS hardness rating of 9. Ruby varies with shades of red and the price tag. Ruby was thought to bring blessings to the wearer.


    August Birthstone Engagement Rings

    Peridot engagement rings are for the month of August. Peridot is a mineral called olivine. Most stones are light green, but can be found in darker shades of green. It has a MOHS hardness rating of 6.5 – 7. Peridot was thought to break spells and have healing powers.


    September Birthstone Engagement Rings

    Sapphire engagement rings are for those born in September. Sapphire is formed by the mineral corundum, just as a ruby. While it can be found in many colors, the traditional birthstone color is dark blue. Sapphire is a 9 on the MOHS hardness scale. The price tag of a sapphire can range from very affordable to extremely expensive.


    October Birthstone Engagement Rings

    Those born in October have the option of opal engagement rings, pink tourmaline or rose zircon. Opal is white, black, or blue with colorful streaks. It only has a MOHS hardness rating of 4.5-6. Opal is an affordable choice; however, black opal can be very expensive. Opal was believed to give psychic power or the power of prophecy.


    Pink tourmaline is a relatively inexpensive pink stone that makes beautiful engagement rings for those with October birthdays.


    November Birthstone Engagement Rings

    Topaz engagement rings are for November. Topaz is a yellow or golden gem. Topaz is an 8 on the MOHS hardness scale.


    December Birthstone Engagement Rings

    December engagement rings are blue zircon. It is a 6 – 6.5 on the MOHS hardness scale. The inky dark blue gem makes a unique engagement ring. It was believed to promote riches, honor, and wisdom.



    Black Diamond Engagement Rings

    Something a little unique to fit a unique personality is a black diamond. Black diamond engagement rings are the most popular among all of the colored diamonds. The demand for black diamond engagement rings has increased. Black diamonds are a carbon isotope with the same chemical element of the typical diamond, but have a different atomic weight and physical properties. They are similar to white diamonds, but have clusters of graphite and inclusions that make them appear black. Black diamonds always make unique engagement rings.


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