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 were very happy with the experience at Larsen Jewellery. Fleur was very knowledgeable, worked to our budget and helped us through the process of choosing a design and deciding on the final details. We now have a beautiful customised engagement ring which we are very pleased with. We would highly recommend the service.
03:44 20 Mar 20
Following our engagement, my fiancé and I were looking for a Jeweller who could help design her dream engagement ring. We investigated several options around Melbourne's CBD but settled on Larsen Jewellery because the service felt really genuine and we felt like we would be well looked after by Alex and the team. We have since got our ring made and we absolutely love it. Would definitely recommend Larsen Jewellery for their competitive pricing, great craftsmanship, and wonderful service.
23:06 18 Mar 20
Very supportive and knowledgeable people. Great experience with a brilliant company.
05:46 18 Mar 20
Could not recommend more. I have never bought a piece of jewellery in my life and so decided for my engagement ring and wedding band I wanted to splurge. Other jewellery stores left us feeling nervous and out of our depth. Fleur was beyond amazing, educating us on stones while making the design process exciting and fun. My rings have even more meaning now because we look back on the process so fondly.
05:36 18 Mar 20
Came to Larsen’s for both the engagement and the wedding ring and couldn’t have been a better experience for both of us. After feeling slightly out of place in other jewellery stores, Fleur at Larsen made us feel completely at home through the whole process. Couldn’t recommend higher.