7 Diamond Alternatives for Engagement Rings – Beautiful and Romantic

Diamond engagement rings are gorgeous, but they’re not for everyone. Some brides are looking for alternative engagement rings that are more unique and personal to their style. Being in the wedding celebrant business, we see plenty of diamond alternatives, so we have compiled a list of our favourites.

1. Sapphire

Sapphires generally come in a blue hue, but you can also get them in pink, peach, green, white, and yellow. They are about the third of the price of a diamond so you will get a bigger gemstone for less money. If you needed any more convincing, Kate Middleton wears the same Sapphire engagement ring  that Princess Diana originally wore.

2. Emerald

Emerald gemstones are known for their distinct green colour. They look great paired with diamonds for a classy engagement ring. In the 1500’s, Emeralds were believed to be talismans that offered the wearer protection from the gods.

3. Amethyst

Amethyst is usually found in a raw state, but if it is cut right, this purple rock looks stunning. It is the birthstone of people born in February. Ancient greeks believed this stone protected the wearer from drunkness and enabled them to keep a balanced mindset.

4. Morganite

Morganite is really popular for engagement rings at the moment. It is usually found in a light pink colour. It’s soft hue makes it the perfect diamond alternative for feminine brides. Morganite is supposed to cleanse the body of stress and anxiety.

5. Pearl

If your bride-to-be isn’t interested in anything too shiny or clean cut, they may want a pearl engagement ring. However, they are very soft so will wear and tear easily. If you only want to wear your ring on occasion, and want something classic, they are the perfect choice.

6. Moissanite

If you are looking for close diamond alternatives, a moissanite ring is the rock for you. When they were first discovered, over 100 years ago, they were even mistaken for diamonds. They are the second hardest mineral in the world, so unlike pearls, they won’t tarnish easily.

7. Ruby

Rubies, like emeralds, sapphires, and diamonds, are one of the four precious stones, making them a really popular engagement ring choice. Their rich red colour makes them a really romantic option. They are the birthstone of people born in July.

Here at Marry Me Ireland we have a wide variety of exceptional celebrants who can deliver the wedding ceremony of your dreams – traditional, unique or otherwise. So get in touch today and we can start planning your special day!