We are all familiar with the popular statements that diamonds are a girl’s 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.
Gemstone rings such as emerald and sapphire rings are not only highly associated with royalty but they are also associated with the “antique or vintage” culture of the 1900s. Those looking to relive or to be reminded of the 1900s when life was much simpler and glamorous prefer gemstone rings.
Shopping for gemstone rings especially gemstone engagement rings can be a daunting task for some men. The obvious question that many of them have is whether or not the love of their life will love it. In these cases, her friends can come in handy. Most of the times, a woman’s best friends know her secrets and desires so taking a few of them window shopping for an engagement ring is not a bad idea.
Not many guys will find a diamond to fit their budget and there is nothing wrong with this. They can still get their love a ring as beautiful as a diamond ring. So while diamonds may be forever they do not have to be for always and for all occasions. Sometimes emeralds, sapphires, and rubies can be a girl’s best friend.