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!
Excellent service - the team have been incredibly helpful
08:05 04 Jul 20
Sarina and the team at Larsen were terrific to deal with and the engagement ring was perfect. I highly recommend them!
07:57 04 Jul 20
Larsen’s jewellery helped me design the most beautiful engagement ring. Sarina was wonderful and captured what I wanted perfectly. I highly recommend this team, they were so lovely, helpful and professional.
03:57 04 Jul 20
We has such a great experience working with Larsen Jewellery and came out with a ring that even more unique and special that we had thought Couldn't be happier!Thanks again
Veronica Van de Vreede
21:40 11 Jun 20
Larsen jewellery have been our jewellers for 7 years. They are attentive, extremely talented and produce gorgeous pieces! Most recently Fleur assisted us in creating a beautiful and sentimental ring which I wear every day !