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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06:04 15 Oct 21
We were very pleased with the fantastic customer service and the wonderful creation. Thank you very much for such a brilliant customer experience.
05:35 15 Oct 21
I cannot recommend the team at Larsen Jewellery highly enough!They made the whole bespoke engagement ring process seamless from start to finish.
07:59 06 Oct 21
Alex has been a great jeweller to work with. Both my partner and I couldn't be happier with the final product. Planning on coming here again for the wedding ring in a few years' time
03:40 06 Oct 21
Alex at Larsen created a unique and lovely piece. The whole process was easy, from concept, design and production. This is now the third piece we have had created by Alex and each one is unique and special.
01:07 26 Sep 21
I stumbled across Larsen Jewellery online during the weekend and booked an appointment. The very next day Fleur reached out and locked in a time without hassle. Upon arrival the building is a little tricky to navigate but this only makes things more exciting.As we entered the Jeweller and consulted with Fleur, within 10 minutes we knew that our 12 months of 'umming and ahing' in the search for the perfect shop, consultant and engagement ring to suit our needs was over.Highly recommended and thank you to the team at Larsen Jewellery!