Whether you are buying a ring for yourself or for a special moment with someone significant, choosing the right ring matters.
Diamonds have their place, but have you considered the vast array of gemstones that can be cut and set in jewelry?
A gemstone may not be as hard as a diamond, but the uniqueness of it will surely set itself apart. A unique, true to style or personality piece, can make a statement. The wearer will know how much care went into finding the perfect piece.
Do you want to know more about gemstone rings, and how to choose one? Read on for a few points to consider as you begin your search.
A Rainbow of Gemstone Variety
When you begin to look at gemstones and gemstone rings, color is likely the first thing you’ll notice. The vibrancy and look of each gemstone gives the ring its own life.
Another misconception about gemstone rings is that they are all antique. There are sleek, modern settings that lockstep with the latest styles.
From a deep violet amethyst, blood-red ruby, a golden brown topaz, deep black tourmaline or milky, iridescent opal, it is safe to say, the array of pieces is stunning.
When you consider the wearer, whether it is you or someone else, think about what the gemstone would pair with. Do the hue and color work for their everyday wardrobe? Will this become a special occasion piece?
Consider the Wearer
Outside of the aesthetic beauty of gemstones, they may register in at a lower hardness on the Mohs Hardness Scale.
The Mohs Hardness scale ranks diamonds at a 10 for hardness. Diamonds, in addition to being a popular setting stone for jewelry, are also used in drills due to their hardness. The 10 represents the top of the scale for hardness.
A diamond need not be the only stone that lasts forever, however. An Alexandrite will often register at an 8 on Mohs Hardness Scale, with the more common Amethyst comes in at a 7. These may be a more durable stone for wearers who frequently use their hands.
An opal gemstone will register between a 5.5 and 6.5 on the Mohs Hardness Scale. The gorgeous, unique stones require a bit more attention to wear as its softness makes it a more delicate setting. Opal rings make a big impression with their beauty.
Gemstones each carry special meanings to some people.
If you are buying the ring for someone’s birthday or to represent them, you might reference their birthstone. A July birthday can be signified by a ruby gemstone and an August birthday with peridot.
Others may find special, spiritual meaning in gemstones. Some might look to opal to inspire optimism, creativity, and passion in their life. Others may find wisdom with a sapphire.
Are You Ready To Find a Gemstone Ring?
Finding the right gemstone ring can be an exciting process! Gemstone rings can carry special meaning for the wearer for years to come.
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