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!
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08:44 19 Jul 21
I couldn't such much more about Larsen's and Jarrad than perfect.Like many probably clueless guys trying to choose a surprise engagement ring I went shopping to many many locations around Melbourne for weeks /months . Eventually I stumbled upon the Larsen shop almost accidentally and was immediately welcomed by Jarred who made me feel at ease with the whole process.He helped my choose the perfect ring for my (now wife) and it turned out amazingly. She loved it.So much so that 2 years down the track we just had to come back to Larsen's to get our wedding rings made. By this time we had some challenges around lockdowns and travel due to covid restrictions so most of the work was done online via video calls and a lot of back and forth with the team made so easy and simple.A major draw card for me too was how environmental aware and fair-trade the shop is.Environmental, fair trade, good service, amazing product.
02:38 14 Jul 21
Thoroughly enjoyed my time at Larsen Jewellery. Alex assisted us to create the ring of our dream!
13:42 10 Jul 21
Incredible jewellers who do beautiful work. Honestly couldn’t be happier with the service provided by Alex.
05:55 10 Jul 21
The perfect piece of jewellery came at the end of the thoughtful and diligent work at Larsen's. Larsen's staff helped me at every step of the journey providing genuine care with along with their knowledge to help my ideas form a beautiful ring that will be treasured for a lifetime.