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Best Gemstone For Rings

Oval Tanzanite and Diamond Vintage RingFor ages, an engagement is the passage that leads to holy matrimony. The beginning of two lives, the new world deserves to be sealed into echoes of your love and commitment. An everlasting symbol of love, an engagement ring is the most prized possession of any bride-to-be. It's a reminder of your promise to love her, stand by her and protect her through good times and bad.
Choosing this dream piece of jewelry needs to be done with great care and thought. Engagement rings have gone through much evolution through the years. While cavemen used strands of grass to tie on fingers, traditional Roman engagement rings were made of iron bands that later became gold and silver.
With time, these rings have undergone a sea of transformation, constantly meeting the needs of changing aspirations and trends. A simple band is modified into an item more personal, with engravings of names, heart signs or the words 'I love you'. Soon the rings studded ornamental precious stones.
From simple bands, to trendy designs, from immortal diamonds to natural colored gemstones, from classic gold to rare platinum and titanium, one has a wide array to choose. With an ample number of choices, you may be overwhelmed at times, but will educate and guide you, making sure you find the perfect engagement ring. One that falls into traditional and trendiness, but also fits her personal preference and personality.
In terms of classic engagement rings, the first image we present consists of the timeless diamond. The 'forever' gemstone has an unparalleled brilliance and the highest durability. Besides, a wide assortment of colored gemstones, Angara has an incredible array of choices, but also fair pricing as a direct source, astrological significance, associated mysticism and a brilliance of colors. A highly recommended and ideal combination would be gemstones coupled with diamonds that accentuates the look of the ring while remaining economical.
Your choice of gemstone depends on several factors. For example, many choose the birthstone of their loved one or the primary colors (sapphire, ruby and emerald) for the engagement ring. As birthstones are believed to bring good fortune to the owner, these birthstone engagement rings become more personal and valuable. Here is a birthstone chart that better explains their variance:
Birth Month Modern
Traditional Birthstones2 Mystical
Ayurvedic Birthstones4
January Garnet Garnet Emerald Garnet
February Amethyst Amethyst Bloodstone Amethyst
March Aquamarine Bloodstone Jade Bloodstone
April Diamond Diamond Opal Diamond
May Emerald Emerald Sapphire Agate
June Pearl, Moonstone Alexandrite Moonstone Pearl
July Ruby Ruby Ruby Ruby
August Peridot Sardonyx Diamond Sapphire
September Sapphire Sapphire Agate Moonstone
October Opal, Tourmaline Tourmaline Jasper Opal
November Yellow Topaz, Citrine Citrine Pearl Topaz
December Blue Topaz, Turquoise, Tanzanite Zircon, Turquoise, Lapis Lazuli Onyx Ruby
  • In 1912, in an effort to standardize birthstones, an American association of jewelers called Jewelers of America, officially adopted the list. This is currently the most widely referred to in the United States and several countries worldwide.
  • Although, different cultures across the world have different lists of traditional birthstones; this birthstones list has traditionally been accepted since the 15th century.
  • This list has its origin in Tibet over a thousand years ago. Ancient tradition says that these stones helped a person overcome obstacle during their birth month.
  • The Ayurvedic Birthstone list is from Ancient Indian scriptures, the herbal medicine book written over a thousand years ago. This list shows each gemstone’s healing properties.
Month Arabic Birthstones Hebrew Birthstones Hindu Birthstones Italian Birthstones Polish Birthstones Roman Birthstones Russian Birthstones
January Garnet Garnet Serpent stone* Jacinth Garnet Garnet Garnet Garnet Hyacinth
February Amethyst Amethyst Chandrakanta or Moonstone Amethyst Amethyst Amethyst Amethyst
March Aquamarine Bloodstone The gold
Jasper Bloodstone Bloodstone Jasper
April Sapphire Sapphire Diamond Sapphire Diamond Sapphire Sapphire
May Emerald Agate Carnelian Chalcedony Emerald Agate Emerald Agate Emerald
June Agate Chalcedony Pearl Emerald Pearl Emerald Agate Chalcedony Emerald Agate Chalcedony
July Carnelian Onyx Sapphire Onyx Ruby Onyx Ruby
August Sardonyx Carnelian Ruby Carnelian Sardonyx Carnelian Alexandrite
September Chrysolite Chrysolite Zircon Chrysolite Sardonyx Sardonyx Chrysolite
October Aquamarine Aquamarine Coral Beryl Aquamarine Aquamarine Beryl
November Topaz Topaz Pearl Cat's-eye Topaz Topaz Topaz
December Ruby Ruby Topaz Ruby Turquoise Ruby Turquoise Chrysoprase
*Since these lists have an ancient origin, the traditional name of these stones is mentioned. The modern names or equivalents of these traditional stones till date are not clear even after significant research has been conducted.
By presenting the Ancient list of origins, we do not mean ignore diamonds altogether. You may choose the listed gemstone as your center stone and add two smaller diamonds on each side (or vice versa). In addition, you may also select the diamond pave band in alternating diamond and gemstone format, so you receive the best of both worlds, including color and brilliance. After all, if it’s fit for royalty, it meant for your wonderful bride.
Princess Diana's own engagement ring showcased a beautiful 8 carat center sapphire surrounded by 14 round brilliant diamonds. The three stones are mostly used for rings studded with sapphires, rubies and emeralds, but tanzanites and other gemstones are also making an impact in wedding jewelry designs. The final decision maker of your engagement ring chosen should be your bride. She may have a difference color, style or preference in mind.
Gemstone are available in a wide array of vivid colors, including sea blue, deep midnight blue, royal blue, cornflower blue, rose pink, Padparadscha pink, pale lilac, velvety violet, pigeon-blood red, luscious green, sage green and many more. After thoughtful and careful consideration of her preferences, select a setting that matches her style (bold and beautiful, simple and elegant, classic, contemporary, lavish, sleek and etc.) and you’ll have the perfect ring, symbolizing the perfect vows that sweep her off her feet.
The most important part of an engagement ring is its symbolism. The ring stands for love and the everlasting commitment of a beautiful journey of togetherness. Ring factors may include cost, design or fashion, but the feelings and emotions attached to the ring should mean more to the couple. The ring should embody a deep bond, a sense of belonging and your heartfelt love will be embedded into your ring.

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Author : Ankit Daga