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!
We went to Larsen’s Sydney store based on the fantastic experience we had at the Melbourne store when creating our wedding rings. We had a similarly great experience with Ornella at the Sydney store and would highly recommend using Larsen when creating your own jewellery.
21:17 17 Jan 21
Rod has now helped us with an engagement ring, wedding band, and eternity band. His understanding throughout each process was unbelievable, and the quality of each ring exceeded my wildest expectations. Thank you so much for an incredible experience and three beautiful rings.
20:04 15 Jan 21
The team at Larsen's made the designing of a custom engagement ring fantastic and both myself and my future wife were ecstatic with the final product. From the first meeting to the final product they made the whole process effortless. Communicating everything you need to know to make the perfect ring. Great quality in both gems and knowledge. Special thanks to both Alex and Jacinta in the Melbourne store for putting their great knowledge and expertise to amazing use.
21:44 12 Jan 21
Bought an engagement ring from Larsen recently, it is fantastic. We came back for the wedding rings and couldn't be happier!
20:30 11 Jan 21
I almost lost my dad last year in a terrible accident. He had a beautiful ring with diamonds that snapped and I wanted to get it made into my wedding band. Fleur was absolutely amazing. She understood the sentimental value this ring had to me and made the perfect ring to match my engagement ring, while using all of my father's ring. Within 5weeks they turned my dads broken ring into a beautiful ring for me. They kept me informed the entire way and I couldn't be happier with the result. I cant wait for our wedding day next week so I can wear this beautiful piece forever. I cant wait to go back and get my 1yr anniversary ring made. I would highly recommend larsens jewellery for any peices you are wanting to make into reality.