ring it on part 7: 

All about alternative gemstones

Welcome back to our Ring it On series! Today, we're spilling the sparkling beans on alternative gemstones. Say goodbye to diamonds for a moment and picture sapphires, aquamarines, rubies, emeralds, and more. It's time to shake up your gemstone game!

First, let's debunk a little misconception here – engagement rings don't have to be all about diamonds. Nope, that's not a rule written in stone (pun intended). The world of gemstones is a dazzling playground, and if you're up for a bit of adventure, there's a galaxy of beautiful options waiting to grace your finger and steal your heart. If you prefer videos to blogs, don't worry! We've got you covered, sit back and watch the video below...

Let's start with the rockstar of the gemstone world – tourmaline. Did you know this gem comes in an array of colours, from lush greens and pretty pinks to dreamy blues and regal purples? And it's not just a looker; with a Mohs scale rating of 7 to 7.5, it's a tough cookie that's strong enough for daily wear. And if you're looking to elevate the tourmaline magic, we recommend pairing it with rose gold and watch those natural shades come alive in a dance of romance.

Alexandrite is somewhat a chameleon of the gemstone world. This baby changes colours like a mood ring on steroids! It's a cool bluish-green in natural light and a seductive purplish-red under incandescent lights. With a Mohs scale rating of 8.5, it's pretty darn sturdy. The best part is it's like having two rings in one! Alexandrite looks smokin' hot in white gold or platinum, letting those colour-changing powers shine.

Okay, pink enthusiasts, gather around for a moment of appreciation for Morganite. It's a soft blush gem that belongs to the beryl family, rubbing shoulders with emeralds and aquamarines. With a Mohs scale rating of 7.5 to 8, it's not afraid of a little rough and tumble. Pair it with yellow gold for the ultimate chic combo that's as sweet as cotton candy.

Hold your breath, beach lovers, because aquamarine is here to make waves. These blue-green beauties channel the serene depths of the ocean. Perfect for those who'd rather be sipping a piña colada by the shore. Rock it in white or rose gold, and with a Mohs scale rating of 7.5 to 8, you've got a partner in crime for life's adventures.

Emeralds, you say? But of course! They're not just for rich adventurers in action movies. With a Mohs scale rating of 7.5 to 8, these green darlings are up for the daily hustle. Their lush colour is a match made in heaven with yellow gold, creating a vibe that's as timeless as a vintage record.

Now, for the daredevils who want a pop of passion, rubies are your jam. They're not just fiery red; they can flirt with pinkish or orange hues too. And with a Mohs scale rating of 9, they're like the superheroes of the gem world. A white gold setting? Talk about a spotlight that makes your fiery side shine.

Hold onto your seats, because it's time for spinel to take the stage. This underdog gem comes in shades that range from gentle pinks and ravishing reds to serene blues and sultry purples. With a Mohs scale rating of 8, it's like a trusty sidekick on your epic journey. And let's not forget rose gold, the perfect partner in crime to enhance that mysterious allure.

So there you have it, fellow gem enthusiasts! Diamonds are fantastic, but they're not the only stars in the engagement ring galaxy. These alternative gemstones are ready to sweep you off your feet and add a burst of personality to your finger bling. So, what do you say? Are you ready to rock a gemstone that tells your story in colours? Let us know in the comments below! And hey, if this gem-filled journey puts a twinkle in your eye, don't forget to like, share, and subscribe to our channel for more jewellery insights and a whole lot of sparkle.