We are all familiar with the popular statements that diamonds are a girlís best-friend and that diamonds are forever. There is no denying that these statements are true. However, other gemstones are as beautiful as diamonds. Although other gemstones are less valuable, they are becoming more and more popular. This is due to the fact that they are more affordable.
The current economic climate is forcing people to look at other options. People are no longer able to afford the highly priced diamonds. It did not take long for people to discover that other gemstones are as beautiful as diamonds. Some are even more beautiful than diamonds yet they are more affordable.
Gemstones such as sapphire and emeralds have been highly associated with royalty. Throughout the course of history, we saw that royal families such as the British Royal chose other gemstone rings as their engagement rings. For example, Prince Charles and Princess Diana chose sapphires for their engagement rings and recently, we saw that Kate and Will followed in their footsteps choosing sapphires as their engagement rings. (more...)