Alternative Stones For Engagement Rings

When we think about engagement rings, we tend to think of diamonds. And if you’ve always dreamed of a stunning diamond engagement ring, we have plenty of gorgeous options. However, diamonds aren’t your only choice, and this article is here to tell you that there are multiple other gemstones that offer a trendy and modern alternative to the classic diamond. 

You can rest assured that most gemstones rank just as highly on a durability scale as a diamond would, so you’ll be able to wear any of these alternative engagement rings without worrying.


A ruby engagement ring will always be a timeless option. This stone never seems to age, so it will look as pristine in years to come as it did when you first got engaged. It’s also just as durable as any diamond. However, you should be aware that while diamonds are expensive, rubies can actually cost more, particularly if they are of the highest quality.


Sapphire precious stone

Sapphires were actually one of the more popular stone choices for engagement rings before diamonds became the trend. While the stone is normally blue, it can actually vary in colour and can be found in purples, yellows and oranges if this is your preference. Sapphires are also very durable and tend to be resistant to scratches.


This stone doesn’t seem to be talked about as much as some of the others, but it actually a favourite alternative to diamonds. With stunning blue-green colour, they are often described as looking very similar to a diamond ring. Therefore, if you’re looking for something ever so slightly different from the traditional choice, this may well be the stone for you. However, it is slightly less durable than some of the other stones, so will require more care.


Emerald precious stone

Emerald diamond rings are a stunning and popular choice with the stone being thought to represent new beginnings. The bright green colour is outgoing and eye-catching. Some emeralds may contain natural inclusions meaning they are susceptible to chips and cracks. However, if you purchase your emerald ring from a reputable jeweller such as ourselves, we will ensure that this is not the case.

Here at Silk Road Diamonds, we have a stunning range of various different engagement rings, and we are more than happy to assist you with your choices. Get in touch today for guidance.