Do you prefer big dazzling jewels compared to fine dainty pieces? Are you on the hunt for an engagement ring, but feel as though you are stuck in the predicament of selecting a ring that fits your style as well as your budget? Understandably, you are probably worried that your budget will not stretch to allow for the impressive diamond you maybe dreaming of. If you have not already started looking at gemstones, it may just be the time to open the doors to the exciting world of coloured gemstones! With so many gemstones to choose from this could be your answer to finding a spectacular centre stone for a much more affordable price.
Sapphires in particular are a wonderful alternative to diamonds. They have a hardness rating of 9 on the moh’s hardness scale making them ideal for engagement rings. What many may not realise though, is that sapphires come in a variety of colours. Arguably the most famous sapphire engagement ring is of course Princess Diana’s Royal Blue Ceylon engagement ring that most recently has adorned Kate Middleton’s hand. The Ceylon Sapphire, the most sought after variety of Sapphire, is just one shade of the wide range of blues that you will find. Sapphires also come in a stunning range of colours; from vibrant pinks to soft canary yellows even purple, peach, orange and green. But if you still have your heart set on the look of a diamond, you might be pleasantly surprised to find out that it is also possible to source colourless sapphires. Another little known fact is that, technically, a ruby is a red sapphire.
Other gemstones you may wish to consider for your centre stone are emeralds, aquamarines or even coloured diamonds, such as a beautiful champagne or cognacs. As you can see, the list is endless. Adding coloured gemstones can bring life to a design and will absolutely make your design a stand out creation!
For any guy who is looking for a place to buy an engagement ring and is daunted by the prospect of buying it, look no further than Larsen Jewellery. From the very start researching into engagement rings, their website had an easy guide for guys into everything you need to know. My appointments with Rod deciding the ring were a stress free experience and I ended up with the most amazing ring well beyond my expectations. Cannot recommend these guys more highly!
02:30 19 Jun 18
Alex and the team at Larsen gave me a FANTASTIC experience.I came in as a definite novice and was given patient support and guidance from Alex as we set out to create a ring that my fiance would love. The end result was absolutely stunning!
00:06 17 Jun 18
I engaged with Fleur who was lovely and extremely helpful in helping me design a beautiful engagement ring. The process was very collaborative and always made me feel like it had my best interest at hand. Their highly skilled jewelers then crafted the ring to make it a reality
02:15 16 Jun 18
Ben and the team at Larsen Jewellery provided excellent service in the creation of our engagement and wedding rings. Their professionalism and ability to customise every aspect of rings was consistently impressive. I would highly recommend Larsen Jewellery to anyone wanting a custom made ring.
09:42 10 Jun 18
Thank you so much Larsen for both my engagement ring and our wedding bands. I have nothing but good things to say about our whole experience with everyone at Larsen. Extremely professional and friendly service and I couldn't be happier with the quality of our rings. Thanks so much!
19:37 01 May 18
I went to Larsen Jewellers to purchase a ring for my wife after reading the great reviews here and browsing their online catalogue. I was attended to by Rod who was courteous, friendly and listened to my requirements. He explained the different types of diamonds available and showed me examples of the design I had in mind. While the ring design I had chosen was a modification of an existing design in their catalogue, the end product was stunning. Needless to say my wife loved it.
04:15 16 Mar 18
Alex at Larsen Jewellery was absolutely brilliant in helping us create a custom three-piece set of engagement and wedding rings. He also made us matching custom earrings. Through every part of the process from designing the rings’ shape to choosing the stones Alex was extremely professional and demonstrated his expertise in a friendly and helpful manner. I would highly recommend Larsen for top quality custom made jewellery!